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Specialized Nimbus Armadillo Tire (700c)

Specialized

Nimbus Armadillo Tire (700c)

$44.99 - $45.00
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3.5 stars
 (8 Reviews)
 

Specialized Nimbus Armadillo Tire (700c)

Specialized's Nimbus Armadillo Tire features bead-to-bead flat protection that's excellent for commuting and road riding. It rides great thanks to its grippy inverted tread design and sports an extremely durable rubber compound so you can log all the miles you want.

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3.5 stars

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Pros

  • Durable Rubber  (4)
  • Great Traction  (3)
  • Resistant To Element  (3)
  • Smooth riding 
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Falls apart 
  • Prone to flats 
  • Tread separates 
  • Heavy 
  • Wears Easily 

Best Uses

  • Casual riding  (3)
  • Road biking  (3)
  • Racing  (2)
  • Commuting  (2)
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1.0

Won't buy again

By Joeodesign

from Chicago, Illinois

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      Bought theses 700 x 38 for path and cross riding. They were great for flat protection but after 5 monthes the tread began to seperate from the casing. This caused the tire to make a flapping noise on each revolution. Returned to bike shop and they replaced. Don't think I would buy again.

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      1.0

      Not Happy With These Tires At All

      By Spike

      from St.Petersburg, FL

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Smooth riding

      Cons

      • Tread Separates

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      I purchased a set of the Nimbus Sport 700x38 in 8/14 to replace the original tires on my Giant Cypress, since then I've had nothing but issues with the tread separating from the core. I run my pressure at 80 psi and I always ride on paved surfaces. It's now 6/15 and I'm on my third set of tires. The rear tire started To separate about a week after the original purchase, sounded like I had ran over a piece of gum, a snapping sound, the two days later the front tire did the same thing. I returned them and about 2 months later I had the same problem with the second set. I didn't ride much in the winter, but the bike is stored in a climate controlled garage. Started riding again in 4/15 and two weeks ago the rear tire went out again, and just like clock work the front tire went out a couple days later. Luckily I've had no problem returning them, but I will never buy this brand again.

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      1.0

      Don't buy it

      By Nogas

      from Wakefield MA

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

        Cons

        • Falls Apart
        • Prone To Flats

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        My first Specialized Nimbus Armadillo lasted 766 miles and fell apart when the wearing tread separated from the rest of the tire; the shop gave me a replacement Nimbus Armadillo for free. This one lasted 2166 miles and developed a bubble under the wearing layer, (this may be the same problem as the first tire). Both tires were on the rear wheel. I won't be buying these tires again!

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        3.0

        Tire did not last long for me 700x23

        By Dennis

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Resistant To Element

        Cons

        • Wears Easily

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        I was disappointed with this tire. After using the Bontrager Hardcase tires for many years, I got a set of these (700x23) for my Cannondale road bike. I've had the tires for 1,400 miles, exclusively for trail riding, and the rear tire is already showing the "red" wire bead in the center. The tire is only 5 months old. I've never had a flat, but the wear on these tires is a concern. The Bontrager's were lasting about 3,000 miles.

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        5.0

        Armadillo Nimbus Rules

        By Chrisv907

        from Kansas City

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Great Traction
        • Resistant To Element
        • Durable Rubber

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing

          Comments:

          I placed very in the 2009 Dirty Kanza 200 Cyclocross Ride on a pair of Armadillo Nimbus tires. These tires didnt flat in 200 miles of gravel and flint in some tough terrain. Also ridden much of Big Sur's old coast roads and ridgelines without a flat.

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          5.0

          It is great

          By rata

          from la, ca

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          Pros

          • Great Traction
          • Resistant To Element
          • Lightweight
          • Durable Rubber

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Racing

            Comments:

            love these tires

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Long-wearing commuter tire

            By Doc

            from Darien, IL

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable Rubber
            • Great Traction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Road Biking

            Comments:

            I ride these to commute to work. At 800 miles they look pretty much like new. I see only very light tread wear. I am riding the 700 x 35's on a Cannondale Touring bike. The ride at 100 psi is a little stiff but not too bad. The kevlar belting seems to work--at least I have only had one flat in 800 miles and that was when I managed to roll directly over a nail, punching it into my tire. Previous tires were getting flats every week or two, so this is a big improvement. I can't speak to grip, although they haven't dumped me on wet pavement. I am not a very aggressive rider. Rolling resistance is minimal, but the invert tread takes care of the loose gravel or occasional diversion to packed shoulder with no problem. For commuting or hard-packed trail riding these are the tires to get. I dealt directly with Specialized getting these and they were great. I first ordered the 700 x 38 but they were a hair too wide for my frame. Specialized took them back even though I had spent a couple of (winter and early spring) months truing my wheels and trying to make them work. Can't ask for better than that.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            No More Flats

            By To work on time

            from Rosemead, CA

            About Me Transportational

            Pros

            • Durable Rubber

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Upgrade
              • Commuting

              Comments:

              As a bike commuter, you don't have time to fix flats. After two flats in two weeks, I had to do something. I've had these tires for several months and they have about 1000 miles on them. I've never had a problem, and I highly recommend them to anyone who doesn't want to fix flats, or doesn't have the time.

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              Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
              700 x 28c 00719676882192 0031-0321
              700 x 32c 00719676882420 0031-0324 NIM32521888C
              700 x 35c 00719676881980 0031-0322 NIM32168349C
              700 x 38c 00719676882604 0031-0323 NIM32146079C