Specialized All Condition Armadillo Elite Tires - Century ride and commuting
Hello all, new to the forums (but been lurking for a while :) ). I wanted to know general thoughts about this tire. I've had my Trek 1.5T for 4 years now and never needed to replace the tires despite averaging 150 miles/week of commuting on the road.
Last week I blew my back tire out. My LBS suggested I get these tires as they are much more flat resistant than the stock tires I had. He also told me I'd be faster with the armadillos, which didn't make sense to me but I had them install both tires anyway.
Now I'm wondering if I made the right decision. I'm doing the Windmill Century in Santa Maria this July and I'm not sure if this tire will do well for such a long ride. I'm also concerned it'll be a rough ride and that I'll have to put in more effort than a thinner tire to go the same speed.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!