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    Anyone running Spec Armadillo All conditions on their Road bike

    I seem to be getting a lot of flats on my road bike and am thinking of trying the armadillos
    go over to Georges or something. the michelins on the bike stock are too thin or something. getting flats on a road bike and having your workout interrrupted sucks!

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    I was just having this convo with someone I know about this very subject. She is running Armadillo's on her road bike and likes 'em....hasn't had any issues with flats, but she does notice a difference in speed. From what I've read over at RoadBikeReview, the Armadillo's are pretty much the shiznit.

    I too am looking into getting more puncture resistant tires (2C roads can be rough). I don't think we can get Specializeds though (unless gtovey knows different). So I'm looking at the offerings from Kenda, Maxxis, etc.

    You're riding the Dump Loop right? Got an email from someone warning folks to use the car lane instead of the bike lane when using so-and-so street to get onto Hill Road cuz the bike lane was littered with goatheads.

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    I bought a Felt 75

    from George's back in November and had them put Armadillo's on it. I have not had a flat yet, and I ride SE Boise and the Greenbelt (goatheads galore).

    This is my first road bike, so I can't offer an opinion about speed or tracktion adviantages or disadvantages.

    TF

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    hard shelled creatures with pointy things on them

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    I don't think we can get Specializeds though
    huhh? do you mean from REI? cause Georges has them

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    i have armadillos on my commuter. no flats yet. however, they do weigh as much as mountainbike tires and ride very "wooden". run lower pressure for a better feel. also, i think there are new lighter armadillo's out now...

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    wooden? YUUUUUckk!!

    i see nashbar has some nice conti's and some hutchinsons too with flat protect. georges has the armadillos elites or whatever that supposed to ride more supple

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    I've got Geax Blades with tire liners AND slime tubes on the roadie. After my first couple flats, all in the same ride, I went ballistic, and haven't had a flat again in 2 years. I think the tires are a bit of overkill and slow me down... but speed aint my game anyways.

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    let me know how you like the armadillo elites... the road has a bunch of debris right now so be careful, this past weekend, i had a 1" sheet metal screw go through my tire, all the way to the rim... and RRB had a glass puncture... luckily it was a nice day so it was a pleasure patching the tires in the warm sun...
    the heavier armadillos become "livelier" if you run lower pressures (say between 85 and 100 psi)...

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    i think i'm gong to take my chances with the stock tires and then order some of the conti's from nashbar. that's bad what you guys got onthe road. guess all the stuff washes on the road from winter.

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    I like Eddie Money a lot. funny, my ex girlfriend, her boyfriend before me, he was their drummer.

    why that song for the state idaho song or are they just kidding?

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    Yeah whatever, this is off topic anyway, but yeah I like EM, always have - don't really know why you make these off the wall posts anyway but they ARE sometimes funny!
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    I've got the Armadillos on my commuter too and love them. I've been through a couple of pairs now over the years and have had minimal flats. George's is for sure the best place to get them.

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    armadillo's

    I had armadillo's on my road bike at the start. They were great for not getting flats, but they were quite heavy. They now have armidillo elites that are about 240gms per tire. The down side of the armi's is that they are quite tough to get on. I now use them for my trainer. They have lasted all season so far.

    Now I use specialized mondo pros they are very good about keeping air in. I think so far one flat all last summer.
    I just don't understand my wife....she thinks its nuts to ride when the temperature is in the 20's....go figure

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    I would suggest the in-between. The Specialized All Conditions Pro is a perfect compromise. I have about 1800ish miles on mine, 1 flat *knock on wood*. They are not as heavy, don't have the ugly brown sidewalls, and actually roll pretty sweet. They never once let me down coming DOWN bogus basin road last season.

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