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I liked the orig­i­nal Bar­rage back when I tested it for the March 2017 is­sue, and the Gen2 model is a sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ment with its wider stance and larger mo­tor. If you’re look­ing to get into trail truck­ing on a bud­get, the Bar­rage Gen2 is hard to beat at $180. Even if you add the cost of a servo up­grade

(for ex­am­ple, a Spek­trum S6020 metal-gear servo with

146 oz.-in. of torque at $33), you’re still only look­ing at $213 to­tal. Com­pared to $300–$400 or more for a 1/10 truck, the Bar­rage of­fers lots of fun and ca­pa­bil­ity for much less dough. I ex­pect that for ev­ery new­comer who makes a Bar­rage Gen2 his or her first trail rig, there’s an ex­pe­ri­enced trail trucker with three or more trucks al­ready in his or her fleet who will pick up a Bar­rage be­cause the price is so low—when you can eas­ily drop $120 just for a set of 1.9-inch wheels and tires, $180 for a com­plete RTR rig is hard to re­sist. Look up your lo­cal hobby store to get yours; the Bar­rage Gen2 isn’t sold on­line.

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