Specialized All Condition Armadillo Elite Tires - Clincher

3.62/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $47.00


Product Description

  • All Condition Armadillo Elite road tire does absolutely everything well, making it one of the best, lightweight, multi-condition, puncture resistant tires available anywhere. The lightweight siped tread blends all-weather traction and our Dual Radius Tread design with exceptional wear, without sacrificing rolling resistance.
  • Flat Protection: Armadillo Elite technology, the ultimate in lightweight puncture resistance
  • 120 TPI casing
  • Compound Center: 70a
  • Compound Shoulder: 60a
  • Bead: Kevlar
  • DRT design for low rolling resistance and great cornering
  • PSI: 115-125


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    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Tom

    Date Reviewed: August 25, 2013

    Strengths:    Tough as a armadillo

    Weaknesses:    Compared to my previous tires they ride hard and slow, like turning into a head wind. Have tried them in rain or winter like weather yet but I believe they'll handle fine.

    Bottom Line:   
    Obliviously a speciality or rough terrain tire and very good for that purpose, but if you want to move it out check other brands first.


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by kostas

    Date Reviewed: April 6, 2013

    Strengths:    Never had flats

    Weaknesses:    After 1000km I inflated the tire and it was deformed, having an "S" shape!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    Total waste for what you pay for...


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by BikesOfALesserGod

    Date Reviewed: August 27, 2012

    Strengths:    Flat resistance

    Weaknesses:    A tad pricey and only available from Specialized dealers

    Bottom Line:   
    I had one flat via a goathead since I got these tires two months ago wheras I was averaging a flat a week before on my Bonty R1s. Some may say so it doesn't prevent flats after all, well, to that I say how can you know how many it prevented already before it flatted? It could be stopping a potential flat everyday up that point.

    Obviously I like the reliability of these tires. Additionally, I feel no difference in the ride quality compared to my old tires. Everything is harsh on an aluminum bike. The only thing I don't like about Dillos is that you can only get them @ MSRP from a Specialized dealer. No Amazon discounts for me.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: May 19, 2012

    Strengths:    No flat tires - ever... Mileage...

    Weaknesses:    Slight increase in weight...

    Bottom Line:   
    No flat tires in 10 years since I have been using the Specialized Armadillo series of tires. I ride centuries every weekend and occasionally ride double challenges. I put 200 to 300 miles on my tires a week. I despise flat tires as they cost time. I am told that they ride harder, however I have never noticed. My last set lasted 2,680 miles before the rubber sheathing started to peel off, however recently I have been riding in harsher desert climates.

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    Favorite Ride:   Mt Baldy

    Price Paid:    $65.00

    Purchased At:   Specialized Shops



    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Andrew McIntyre a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: October 7, 2010

    Strengths:    Bombproof

    Weaknesses:    Heavy, horrible ride

    Bottom Line:   
    I have about 600 miles on my Armadillo without any flats, however, im probably going to switch Continental Gatorskins because the ride quality is absolutely horrible. Im 6ft 4", 250lbs, I need something a little lighter and a lot more comfortable.

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    Favorite Ride:   Various loops around Tucson

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   Fairwheel Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Continental Gatorskins

    Bike Setup:   Landshark Road bike



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