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Old 07-12-20, 02:38 PM
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Armadillo Tires Are A Joke

I have a Specialized road bike and thought I'd put an Armadillo on the back to reduce the number of flats. (I have used them before over the years). The bike has a standard Black Belt tire on the front.
I should add that I only ride on city streets.
One recent week the back tire had 3 flats, and I have had two since then. Always in the back, of course. The back wheel is enough of a pain to deal with, but these tires have tougher beads and are hard to get on and off.
These supposed "tough" tires are anything but.
Today I check the tire after a ride and, sure enough, it was flat. I thought it was a puncture, but about 7" of the tire was off the rim and the tube was blown out. Nice.

A total waste of money.

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