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.