The Helion Rock Rider RTR 4WD Electric Rock Racer offers a balance of fun and performance that you can only fully appreciate when you get behind the wheel. This is a car that takes the skillful yet pedestrian art of rock crawling and gives it power. And lots of it! A take-anywhere trail-blazer, mud bogger, hill climber and dust blaster, the Rock Rider is the perfect all-terrain all-rounder for back yard or back country driving.
Pop the clips, lift the body, and beneath youíll find a purpose designed 4WD powertrain and chassis thatís been thoroughly tested in the full range of off-road conditions and given a qualified seal of approval by Helion test drivers. Here, a mix of high-strength composites, a rugged high-performance 540 motor, all-weather ESC, plus a proven transmission and suspension system, combine to offer traction, speed, and stability when you most need it.
The fact is, Helion has given the Rock Rider an impressive arsenal of carefully considered mechanical weaponry, starting with a solid, 6-link rear axle that offers almost limitless tuning options. Heavy-duty front and rear differentials add to the mix, whilst corner-to-corner aluminum threaded shocks provide easy pre-load adjustment, smooth movement, and consistent handling. Topped with an independent front suspension system and high-grip all-weather tires for ultimate off-road traction, thereís much to admire. With hex bolts throughout, a fully protected spur gear housing and a shock-absorbing sprung servo saver, low maintenance is a priority, too.
Metric Power System
As youíll be wanting to run your Rock Rider over all manner of surfaces, it is equipped it with a high-performance 21-turn 550-size brushed motor and 40A all-weather ESC. This way, at least, you can be assured of reliable power no matter when or where you drive it.
1800mAh Battery and AC Charger
The Helion 1800mAh 6-cell rechargeable NiMH battery pack and included charger get you going right out of the box and deliver power enough for long run times and a dirt-kicking performance.
Advanced IKONNIK SR2+ Transmitter
Offering a class-leading feature set, the advanced IKONNIK SR2+ 2.4GHz 2-channel sport transmitter offers style, comfort and a solid interference-free performance, courtesy of IKONNIKís dependable Argon (Ar) protocol. Functions include servo reversing on both channels, steering dual rate, throttle trim, steering trim and a fail-safe option.
- Rear Axle: Scale in appearance and offering the same benefits as a 1:1 Rock Racer, a 6-link rear axle with offset pumpkin offers almost limitless tuning options and improves ground clearance.
- Ready to Run: The Helion Rock Rider is supplied 100% factory assembled and ready to run. Included is a rechargeable 6-cell, 7.2V 1800mAh battery, mains charger and 2-channel 2.4GHz IKONNIK SR2+ radio system with fully proportional steering and throttle control. All you need to complete is 8 ĎAAí batteries for the transmitter.
- Front Suspension: An independent front suspension system combined with high-grip all-weather tires offers ultimate off-road stability and traction.
- Transmission Cover: To improve reliability, reduce wear and keep you on the off-road for longer, weíve given the spur gear fully enclosed belt and braces protection.
- Easy Access: Convenient maintenance access to the rear heavy-duty differential is via a scale-effect cover plate thatís secured with four hex bolts.
- Scale Detailing: Realistic off-road style wheels, a spare, a roll cage, a driver and passenger and numerous other details make this the perfect canvas for adding your own scale accessories and making the Rock Rider a true one-off.
Motor: 21T 550 brushed with internal fan
ESC: Metric 40A
Battery: 6-cell 1800mAh NiMH with HCT plug
Gear Pitch: 48P
Wheels: 2.2 with 12mm hex
Length: 501mm (19.72in)
Height: 229mm 9.0in)
Width: 300mm (11.81in)
Wheelbase: 321mm (12.64in)
Weight (approx): 2720g (5.99lb)
Gear ratio: 11.2:1
Pair with: IKONNIK Argon protocol
- Rock Rider 4WD rock racing truck
- 2.4GHz steerwheel transmitter
- 1800mAh 6-cell 7.2V NiMH battery
- Mains charger for 7.2V NiMH battery
- (8) AA-size batteries for transmitter
This product was added to our catalog on December 9, 2016
I bought the Rock Racer after owning the 18th scale Helion Animus. It was a great little truck that I upgraded to brushless, now I love it.
Any vehicle will break, if you mistreat it, I've had many..I like the Rock Racer, runs great, very tough, and great looking. My son 9 and my daughter 7 could both handle the vehicle and became good drivers with it. I've now upgraded it to the Traxxas Valineon brushless system with a 3S Lipo battery. It is a pure animal now! Wheelies at will at over 40mph stuff. If you're going this way prepare to fix it...although I am super impressed at how the stock drive train is holding up. Super great Truck! I love all the great support from the Hobbytown crew, Matt on down, all helpful and very knowledgeable! Thanks my people!
Iv owned and like several other Helion brand cars and trucks and this one is the best yet. Has a good blend of speed, performance, and looks. It will go probably 15-20mph on the stock battery and handles well for a rock racer. This is not a rock crawler, for those wondering. it is meant for trail running and things at a bit higher speed. battery goes about 15-18 minutes stock and has the ability to run lipos if desired.
This is a perfect truck for the casual or weekend warrior rc enthusiast who wants to have fun but not break the bank. It may not be name brand quality but it performs and holds up very well. I'm happy with this vehicle and would highly recommend it.
Everything on else on the Rock rider seems very solid. You would have to pay $350 and up to find a RC rock racer that has the suspension abilities as the rock rider. Its definitely worth the $199 with the exception that you can get an additional chassis plate at point of purchase.
The motor has enough power for a beginner RC enthusiast, but more power is desired shortly there after.(consider buying the rock rider brushless) The rock rider has two modes: regular and crawler mode. Only difference is that in crawler mode the motor acts a brake to allow for better control. When you let off the throttle the brake is immediately applied. (Do not use if you plan on driving at full speeds; It will likely do a somersault resulting in a broken chassis plate.)
I expected a better crawling experience given that this was a rock racer. The rock rider has no problem climbing a 3-4" incline but struggles to climb anything vertical unless you are approaching at a roll. In jumps the rock rider is very balanced as long as you adjust the shocks to your desired driving style.
The included 1800 NIMH battery only last 10-15 minutes between charges, charging takes about 3 hours with the included charger. But considering very few RTR RC come with battery/charger its a plus. Upgrading to a 3000+ NIMH or a 2s lipo will give you better speed and battery life.
Im rating this at a 3 of 5 for multiple reasons. If this RC had a better designed chassis plate, better customer service, available replacement parts, id give this a 5 of 5 all day. I wont likley buy another Helion product without looking for serious weak points.
To those that wrote bad reviews of this Truggy, STOP HITTING THINGS, LEARN TO DRIVE!!! I have driver it many times and had to replace Ö.wait for it.....nothing!!
It's a budget truck not a pro, don't expect it to do back flips, or go 100 MPH....if ya just wanna have fun, buy it
Decided to call it and go home. After very light running this car broke. What? No major crashes no jumps bigger than 3" and one of the rear supports broke. Smh. So know when you buy this you're essentially buying a roller because other than the receiver and transmitter everything has to go. Also helion does not sell any upgrades. But you can find them if you look hard enough. So in the end know your going to wind up spending at least 2-300 on upgrades to make this thing respectable. Good base but needs lots of work.
DO NOT BUY THIS TRUCK TAKE YOUR $200 AND GO BUY YOURSELF A TRAXXAS BECAUSE THEY WILL LAST UNLIKE THESE HELION BRAND CARS.
THIS TRUCK HAS FOREVER RUINED RC FOR ME. I HAVE SPEND $270 ON REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR THIS TRUCK AND I'VE ONLY HAD IT FOR 5 MONTHS