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    Difference between Specialized Purgatory Control and Purgatory Armadillo?

    I can't seem to find any detail on the website, both have the same description. Is the tread pattern and performance the same for both?

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    Same tread pattern and dual density knobs, the Armadillo adds a flat protection wrap (bead to bead) and a belt (under the tread). This will add a little weight and reduce the casing suppleness but increase flat prevention. Both are 2Bliss Ready as well.

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    Would the differences between them affect cornering in the loose gravelly over hardback stuff?

    I can't find a Purgatory Control anywhere but the Armadillo is fairly available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D93 View Post
    Would the differences between them affect cornering in the loose gravelly over hardback stuff?

    I can't find a Purgatory Control anywhere but the Armadillo is fairly available.
    Not on that. The extra protection makes the tire less supple. So, those small rocks at slower speeds can be felt a bit more.

    You get a little weight penalty too, but only 40-50 gr IIRC.
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    For the conditions you mentioned I didn't like that tire at all it was very drifty feeling. Take a peak at the eskar for that type of trail.


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