Specialized 04 All Condition Armadillo Tire Tire

Specialized 04 All Condition Armadillo Tire Tire 

DESCRIPTION

Inspired by it''s older brother, the All Condition S-Works, and unlike the competition, our Armadillo tire has the same proprietary cornering shoulder for maximal contact (more traction) in turns.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 11, 2009]
garysst
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

I have been using Specialized tires with Kevlar since they came on the market in 1985?? or so. I have NEVER had a flat with these tires. In New Mexico, there are seed pods called "goatheads". These will punch a hole in any non-Kevlar tire, every ten minutes.

Weakness:

A little more weight than non-Kevlar tires. A lot more weight than tubulars. More than offset by not being stuck on the side of the road. A light tire is useless if it goes flat every ten minutes.

In goathead country, nothing else will do!!

Similar Products Used:

Nothing compares

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 09, 2006]
Nick
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

These tires are virtually indestructable. I rode one set of these 3800 miles (Virginia Beach, VA, to Portland, OR) and had no flats. None. I had to make a point of prying out the pieces of glass that got stuck in the rubber every 500 miles or so.

Weakness:

Do not use these on an indoor trainer! The tread will separate from the casing and your tire will be useless.

I would, and do, recommend these tires to anyone who cares about not getting flats. No, they're not for the weight conscious, but these are as good as they come.

Similar Products Used:

None. What can i say? These are it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 01, 2006]
Marc
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Pretty impressive puncture resistance. I've not had a flat (knocking on wood) since I've placed these on my roadie or MTB. We gotta lotta glass, nails, and cactus spikes out here in New Mexico. You WILL be fixing flats every 10 miles or so, without these. I've got the equivalent RollX on my MTB, with similar results.

Weakness:

OK...not for weight wienies. If you ever DO get a flat, be warned that with the 700x23 road version, these things are absolute PIGS to get back onto the rim. Why? well...the very thing that makes 'em so flat resistant. Those THICK sidewalls! Very, very tight. Plus they're heavy, and ride a bit harsh. Who CARES? The MTB RollX version is of course a lot easier, because the tolerances aren't so damn tight. But you will notice it compared to light weight racing tires.

The weight and ride consideration PALES next to the fact that, with these tires, you will be RIDING, instead of squatting at the roadside, fixin' flats. Because of this factor alone, the fact that they are heavier, and possibly ride a little harsh, are BOGUS. You WILL make up that time, as you bypass your speedo buddies, who are squatting at the roadside, fixing the flats on their twitchy race tires. Unless you do all your riding on a wooden track, these are about the most practical tires you can have on your bike.

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Any other tire is a distant 2nd to these, far as flat resistance goes.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 03, 2004]
Roger
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Puncture resistant
Cut proof

Weakness:

Ride

Bullrt proof tire that resists cuts and punctures. I changed to the Armadillos a few years ago and when using these tires punctures are rarer than hens teeth.

One thing the ride is a bit harsh but I can live with that as I get no flats

Similar Products Used:

Hucthison Kevlar
IRC Kevlar

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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