I’ve had two race opportunities lately (St. Louis, JConcepts indoor series round one at TRCR, JConcepts indoor series round two) to run the dirt webs on both my TLR 22 2.0 and 22-4. With great forward bite along with excellent side grip, the tires performed excellent and I was fortunate enough to bring home the win in 4wd at the St. Louis race. Recently I’ve had the pleasure to pit next to and race with tire designer, Brian Kinwald and I was able to talk to him about the tire design. Brian has always been a great innovator and tester. He put the JConcepts dirt web through its paces on and off the track, even testing the tire with removing just the pins and leaving the bar theme and noticing and recording a result.
The tread, originally based on the popular Pressure Points tire design connects uniformly positioned Web-Bars to create an amazingly stable tire. The Dirt Webs, the ultimate Bar-Tire, relies heavily on the Web-treatment for massive forward acceleration; however, the design does not stop there. Inside the supported bar portion rests horizontal and vertical alternating bars which help balance side-bite and backs up the Web-Bars to help minimize wear. Down in the corners, small Pressure Point sized pins break-in quickly providing surface area for specialty indoor racing and also lend a helping hand to stabilize the tire in extreme high-grip conditions.
The outer edges feature a single rib on each side, which proves extra side-bite during heavy cornering and side-loading characteristics. The Dirt Web thread sits on the proven “Bar Code” tire carcass giving the tire a low-profile, wide-body appearance allowing clipped tread to extend all the way to the outer edges. The carefully shaped profile allows a great balance of monster forward traction and comfortable side-bite. Available in multiple compounds, the Dirt Webs can easily be matched to any track conditions ranging from indoor clay, indoor dirt to outdoor hard-packed or treated clay or dirt.
· JConcepts original tread, available in multiple compounds
· Designed in conjunction with Brian Kinwald and Jason Ruona
· Connected Web-bars for stability / forward grip
· Horizontal and vertical bars for side-bite
· Pressure Point pins adds surface area
· 2.2” bead mounting size for compatibility
· Carefully shaped carcass = forward traction
· Includes firm And-1 foam inserts