Okay, I've now had a pretty fair amount of experience with my Armadillos and am wondering how I am doing compared to others. I'm not looking for exceptional records, but some of all people's experience, good, bad or average.
My first Armadillo lasted 560 miles before flatting - unfortunately being sliced so bad it was worthless. But I consider that a fluke as I've never had a serious slice like that before (over 8000 miles). I don't think any tire would have survived.
Then I ran two new Armadillos front and back and presently have 1841 miles on them. I have had two flats (one rear early on at 147 miles and I just got the other in the front today).
The rear flat was from a staple. Pretty rare - I've only had one other. The front flat was from a nasty thorn we have here. Apparently they cause a lot of trouble for cyclists, but it is my first flat from a thorn.
On the other hand, I used to get LOTS of flats from glass but never had it happen with the Armadillo. I do ride over glass often enough and regularly remove little pieces that got in the tread, but don't seem able to get through the protective layers.
Anyway, if you add it all up, I've averaged a flat with these tires every 800 miles and the flats were, based on my experience, either a fluke or caused by something I don't normally experience.
It is sure better than the number of flats I used to get! So how do the rest of you do?