ELECTRIC BUGGY TEAM ASSOCIATED FACTORY TEAM B4.2 ;e B-machine is back on top! Team Associated has owned the Electric Buggy category with 14 wins in the 18 years that we’ve been holding the Readers’ Choice Awards. And why not? It’s easy to get votes when you win races, and no 2WD buggy has done that more often than Associated’s B-series. ;e B4.1 is the reigning IFMAR World Champ (as piloted by Ryan Cavalieri), and exactly zero jaws will drop if the B4.2 repeats the feat this year.
TRAXXAS SLASH 4X4
Traxxas’ “2010 Truck of the Year” winner
continues to be the go-to all-around fun
truck for lots and lots (and lots) of you, and
why not? It’s good for over 60mph on a 3S
LiPo, tears up a track with 4 WD, and tears up
everything o; the track even if it’s covered
in mud, snow, or water. Plus, it nails scale
short-course looks and there’s aftermarket
gear a-plenty to make your Slash 4X4 truly
your Slash 4X4.
& ON-ROAD TRAXXAS XO-1
It’s easy to understand why you made this pick—who doesn’t
doesn’t want a 100+mph ready-to-run car? In addition to easily posting honest-to-gosh triple-digit top speeds, the XO-1
features the TQi radio system with Docking Base. Slide in your
iPhone or iPod touch, download the Traxxas Link app, and the
XO-1’s installed telemetry sensors let you see just how far past
100mph the XO-1 went. It ain’t cheap, but as the saying goes,
speed costs—how fast do you want to go?
TRENCHER & BADLANDS
If you guys couldn’t decide between the Trenchers’ scale-like style
and the Badlands monster-moto knobs, why should we? Your
tire votes were an almost perfect 50-50 split between the two
styles, so we’re giving the trophy to the two of them. Consider it
presenter’s prerogative. Both tires are available unmounted, but
we’re showing the mounted versions, with Badlands on Desperado
wheels and Trenchers on PL’s Renegade design.