Specialized's All Condition Armadillo Elite delivers the durability of a training tire with the performance of a racing tire. Specialized’s Gripton rubber compound with siped tread pattern provides a perfect blend of low-rolling resistance while retaining remarkable all-weather traction. And, of course the Armadillo Elite casing provides tremendous puncture protection while keeping rotational weight at a minimum.
If you don't like to get punctures, get these tires!
from Kelowna, BC
About Me Intermediate
Super Long Lasting
I have to put in my 2 cents on this. I put these tires on my Specialized Sirrus back around 2008. I had bought my Sirrus from a bike shop in England, and whatever outer tires they had originally put on it weren't very good, and so I was getting punctures regularly, like at least once a week. I put these Armadillos on, thanks to a recommendation from a friend. And from that point until mid-2015, with regular riding of probably at least 10-30km a week, I didn't have to do anything at all with my tires. No punctures, nothing. In mid-2015, the rear tire eventually started to disintegrate, so I had to order a new one for the rear wheel. The inner tube was still fine.
So what can I say? I love these tires so so much. Now I am buying some to put on a bike for my girlfriend's sister, for her Christmas present. She hates fixing punctures, and so this will be a great present for her.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend