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Specialized Roubaix Armadillo Elite tyres

guybatguybat Posts: 212
edited June 2007 in Workshop
Has anyone tried these? They sound interesting - supposed to be light, very puncture resistant 25mm tyres with a decent feel.

Pricey, but with a puncture after 3 miles on my 28mm Gatorskins...

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  • hevipedalhevipedal Posts: 2,475
    I used them for while - good enough but cut up on the surface a lot so check for flint, glass etc

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  • EvilCatEvilCat Posts: 27
    I currently have them on my road bike. Not much weight penalty and no problems in the first couple of hundred miles.

    EC
  • daowneddaowned Posts: 414
    I had some on my Specialized Roubaix and one of them ripped at only 4 months old, tho not the armadillo's just the normal ones that come with the Specialized Roubaix Elite 2007 as new.

    http://tinyurl.com/2xtexl

    They are good grippy tyres and soak up alot of the road, but for the money I went for a set of GP4000S Tyres from Parker at œ40 after what happened to the last Roubaix ones, may have just been a one off but I'll stick with the GP4000S myself from now on.
  • daowneddaowned Posts: 414
    I agree with hevipedal as well lots of cuts and marks all over while the GPS dont have a mark, Roubaix's have a very soft compound I think this helps grip and soaking up the road but they get cut up.
  • EvilCatEvilCat Posts: 27
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by daowned</i>

    I had some on my Specialized Roubaix and one of them ripped at only 4 months old, tho not the armadillo's just the normal ones that come with the Specialized Roubaix Elite 2007 as new.
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    That's why I replaced my Spesh Roubaix tyres with the Armadillos for London cycling. I have to say, mine don't look too cut up so I'll see hwo they go.

    EC
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