i just got a pair and to be honest they fell horrible to ride on are they really flatproof as they say on the label?
I find them ok to ride. But have been riding them for so long now I have nothing to compare. I put a new pair on my bike last year about this time and haven't had a single puncture through all weathers and over a hundred miles a week of commuting.
All I can say is that I didn't get a single flat on them in over a year when I had them on my road bike, commuting 25 miles a day. I did find them hard and heavy though.
Armidillos Like riding on solid rubber, don't puncture, when they do bin them. Not a pleasant ride but you do get used to them. great if your doing major millage. I always stick something fancy on the front for the summer, Continental grand prix, like I'm a road racer.
Good working tyre but not the grippiest tyre in the wet.
Yeah, i was using Armadillo's last winter, my current and best clincher is the handmade CONTINENTAL'S Grand Prix 4000 700x23 ...pricey but nice n sticky!
i agree any continenta tyre's way better then 'dillos but no punctures seems like a good compromise, anywhay after riding in them for 1 day it's already much easier + i like the look of them
I used them when I was a courier, unbeatable value and longevity, pity about the grip in the the wet though..
i've got a giant anteater that i ride. the armadillos i used to have were just moody and didn't get along.
Got a pair last week myself because of all the positive reviews they get and have to agree they are awful! They make my comfy steel cross frame feel like a cheap ali bike.
I got a pair for the Southend ride, got a puncture on that. And I got another one on Friday. WTF? I had a pair of Mondos on before that for a year and never got a puncture.
Nice bit of Enfield there. I was wondering when that would get posted.
Pity his new show was patchy, but I liked the "I Saw You Coming" character. Could just have easily been set in a bike boutique...
if your primary concern is not getting punctures....and you don't have any others like comfort, then Armadillos are way ahead of any other tyre....try 25s for a slightly softer ride.
The folding Armadillos seem a little softer than the non-folding ones.
I've found that Conti Gatorskins on the front and Armadillos on the rear works well - the extra grip on the front is nice, and worth sacrificing a little puncture-resistance for.
My bad, I thought you were talking about mtb tyres.
Nasty tires. But bulletproof.
I have to say i've not tried armadillos yet - but i can recommend schwalbe blizzard sports. (14 quid a pair on ebay etc)
Do at least 120 miles a week all around lewisham. newcross, hackney, old st, town etc and only ever had one puncture on
them - on a tyre that i'd worn down to the belt and should've replaced weeks beforehand.
Perhaps they feel slightly nicer than the armadillos?
I'm running, Armadillo on the front, and Schwalbe Blizzard on the back - my front wheel is from Decathlon, so before I even get to how shit the tyre is, I have to go through how shit the wheel is!!
i would recommend gatorskins as an alternative. very hardy but also shite in thw wet, as i found out last night!
I'm running Roubaix Armadillos and I'm happy enough.
Had Contis before and found them prone to punctures and a right pain to remove and refit.
im just about to buy some schwalbe blizzard,im not sure what colour,im thinking yellow on a black bike
yeah yellow on black would be nice!
im going to buy some.
red on red bike?
i have had a pair of all condition armadillos and i hate them. had them on a really shitty, stiff and heavy pair of hybrid wheels that came with my first bike (an 80's condor audax). this combination can loosen my headset straightaway if i run over a pothole and feels like a punch in the bollocks.
absolutely bulletproof, have ridden them in the snow even, don't know why i did that.
for all i do i'm never going to buy anything made by specialized...
i picked up a used blizzard from a skip a while ago, the whole tread was flat when i picked it up but i'm still using it and never had a puncture. rides much better than the armadillos too.
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