› Ecx/hori­zon Hobby Bar­rage Gen2

ECX’S low-buck truck boosts power and trail prow­ess (but not price) with new “Gen2” specs

RC Car Action - - CONTENTS - By Peter Vieira

“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.

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