› Ecx/horizon Hobby Barrage Gen2
ECX’S low-buck truck boosts power and trail prowess (but not price) with new “Gen2” specs
“Speed costs; how fast do you want to go?” is one of the oldest sayings in motorsports, and it applies to trail trucks as much as anything else on four wheels, even though trail trucks don’t go fast. Instead, let’s say, “Capability and features cost; how much do you want?” In the case of the ECX Barrage Gen2, you get quite a lot for quite a little. Like the first-gen Barrage, the new truck taps your wallet for just $180, yet it rolls out with LED lighting, steel-gear axles, and 4-link suspension in an RTR package that even includes the batteries. Unlike the original truck, the Gen2 gets a larger motor and a wider stance, so it’s even more sure-footed on the trail. Looks like Horizon Hobby’s accountants forgot to raise the price! Oh well, their goof is our gain.