To those of you that have owned a few sets of Armadillo's before,...what is the average "lifespan" (mileage) I can expect from the Specialized Armadillo "Infinity" model? Here is the link to the Specialized Tire I have now:
Specialized Bicycle Components
I've owned one previous set of Armadillo "Crossroads" tires that I put 5,000 miles on, and they looked like they would go a couple thousand more miles when I sold that bike. Great tires for me, so I bought another set of Armadillos for my next bike! The "Infinity" tires that I have on my current bike seem to have a much thinner Kevlar belted weave, and don't seem nearly as durable as the "Crossroads". Different models and styles, I know. The "Infinity" tires have 3,300 miles on them now, and after the last puncture-flat (2nd flat in two years isn't bad for Albuquerque), I noticed they were MUCH thinner and more worn than I would have expected after 3K miles of mostly paved road/trail rides.
Is it time for a replacement?? Or am I just being overly cautious?! Thanks in advance for any tread you can shed on this thread.