Specialized Purgatory Armadillo Elite 2Bliss Tubeless Tire

4.57/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $65.00


Product Description

The Purgatory has big volume in its 2.2 casing and monster traction, with biting side and center knobs when conditions turn soft. Now available in lightweight, puncture resistant construction.


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mcrispy a Cross Country Rider from Tejas, USA

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2011

Strengths:    specialized makes great tires

Weaknesses:    the weight for this tire is way off

Bottom Line:   
Just purchased this tire in the 2.4 size and on specialized website it says the tire was approx. 680 grams
put it on two different scales it weights 905grams! thats not approx!

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Favorite Trail:   Monarch crest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $65.00

Similar Products Used:   specialized captain 2.2/ just about every other brand

Bike Setup:   perfect

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mustleaveplanet a Weekend Warrior from Cairns, QLD, Australia

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2011

Strengths:    Rigid sidewalls, fast rolling and great traction on hardpack, loose dirt, tree roots rock gardens. PERFECT seal first time- no sealent needed (recommended though)

Weaknesses:    Expensive and probably not suited for really sticky, muddy conditions (but thats when you throw the Nevagals or Minions on anyway!!)

Bottom Line:   
I used to just run standard tyres on tubless rims with some success but found that many tires just didn't have the sidewall strength needed without tubes. These things are in another league; firstly, they seated on the rim so well that no sealent was needed- soapy water just sat there with no bubbles! And the stiff sidewalls work a treat. Traction is amazing on most surfaces and they have a similar rolling style to maxxis Ardents but feel more secure in the corners. They don't seem to mind sharp rocks and the treads havn't torn like the highrollers had a tendency to do. THey seem to work great on the front and the rear too. A great tire, if slightly more expensive than the competition.

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Favorite Trail:   Any of the ones in Rotorua, NZ

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Pumpn' Pedals

Similar Products Used:   Maxis Highroller,Swampthing,mofo,ardent Specialized Eskar, Schwalbe Nobby Nic

Bike Setup:   SC Heckler(v6), Foxrp23, 150mm Revelations, Stans Arch rims, Hope Hubs/Brakes, SRAM everything else

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by TurnBurn a Weekend Warrior from Northford,Ct

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2011

Strengths:    Stiff Casing,Slash protection,reasonably light,good hook -up,same weight as 2.3 s-works eskar

Weaknesses:    not full 2.2 wide

Bottom Line:   
Got tired of trashing sidewalls on tires that were still good.Ct rocks are sharp.Always converted to tubeless so no good when cut. Right away I was amazed by the stiffness of these casings.Directional control is great.Traction is great .Roll very well compared to eskars or nevegals.I was worried there wasn`t going to be good compliance. I was wrong,I`m able to put front down to 25 ,rear 27 and there`s no rolling or burping and haven`t heard rim smacks.Though not cheap ,I`m glad I tried these rather than heavier downhill type tires.Might try the 2.4 up front.

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Favorite Trail:   Millers Pond,Durham

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Specialized Online

Similar Products Used:   nevegal,eskar s-works 2.3

Bike Setup:   5-spot,36 fox,stans rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by K3RRY a Downhiller from Anaheim, CA USA

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2010

Strengths:    Spec. Purgatory 2.2 Control 2bliss: excellent rear tire with good traction in all to most terrain and rolls well. works great as 2bliss with stans

Weaknesses:    best as a rear tire

Bottom Line:   
Recommended as an excellent rear tire for Enduro use

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Favorite Trail:   anything thats steep

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $37.00

Purchased At:   RocknRoad

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Nevegal, S-Works Eskar

Bike Setup:   Spec Enduro SL Pro Carbon, Kenda Nevegals up front but will most likely switch it out for Spec Chunder Control

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tony450x a Weekend Warrior from Canberra, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2010

Strengths:    Fairly Fast Rolling, Solid side wall, great in braking and cornering.

Weaknesses:    a little heavy but i can live with that.

Bottom Line:   
very good for a stock tire, handles the hardpack quite good still yet to try them tubeless. these hook up quite good in the corners and combines with the specialized The Captain on the rear they roll pretty good, but not as good as my SB8 and Larsen on my xc rigs but thats understandable.

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Favorite Trail:   Secret

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Bike Superstore

Similar Products Used:   nevegals, minions, ardent, small block 8 and larsen tt

Bike Setup:   2010 spesh stumpjumper FSR Elite stock except xtr shifters

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jevy383 a Downhiller from Peyton, Co

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2010

Strengths:    Faster than my Spec pro's and grip well. No complaints yet other than a slow leak I noticed the next day on the back wheel

Weaknesses:    I got a flat the first time out (slow leak) but aired it back up and still holding air.

Bottom Line:   
So far so good going to go out today and beat on them some more.

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Favorite Trail:   The Beast (UK)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Criterium

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Pro (not to impressed)

Bike Setup:   2006 Cannodale Rush 800 (lefty)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MTBJong a Weekend Warrior from Logan, UT

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2009

Strengths:    Good grip, fast rolling, 2bliss, light weight.

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
I mounted this up on the rear of my bike with a 2.3 eskar in the front. I decided that the nevegals were just too slow for me. The tire rolls fast, brakes effectively, and seems to corner well. Its a solid performing trail / light AM tire. If the tire holds up well it will be a worthwhile investment.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Similar Products Used:   Eskar, The Captain, Fast Trak, Nevegals, Resolutions,

Bike Setup:   Stumpy FSR Expert 2007 mostly stock, Pike, Easton AM Havocs.

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