Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
One tough Tire!
If you're like me, not very fast recreatonal rider, you might appreciate this tire. This is the toughest I've seen so far. I put 5000 miles plus on this tire this year, not one flat under my heavy arse!
I used it on trail rides and plenty of mtn training rides this year. Plenty of debris , rocks, sand and other stuff in the mtns, and not one flat. Tire did seem to be a little heavy but did it really slow me down? I don't thinks so and if it did, not much and I aint racing!
I used a 700 X 25 tire (wire bead) so if you're a slow rider like me and want a tire that will last for rec riding, give it a try.
Buds have the newer race version but I've head plenty complaints about punctures with the new lighter version.
But this is the real thing. The real one and only original Armadillo! I laugh and tell my buds that this thing can stand in the center of a room by itself. Was I lying?
Rode this sucker till the rubber started wearing off!
After I took it off, I realized just how bdly the tire was worn but still....NO FLAT TIRES IN 5,000 miles!
The real thing!