Armadillo Tires

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  1. Finfan

    Finfan New Member

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    I am beginning to get the idea that Armadillo tires are probably the best available for our bikes but I can't seem to find much by way of online dealers. Does anybody know of a good source for these tires? Also do they make them in 26 x 2.125? I'm thinking I would definitely like to get one at least for my rear tire since it is such a pain to change the rear tube when you get a flat. Thanks!

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  2. 42blue15

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    I don't know the answers for the rest of your questions, but can answer one: Specialized is strictly brick-and-mortar-only sales. The manufacturer does not allow online sales at all.
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  3. azbill

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    true on the online sales ban
    they wear very well, I have 3000+ miles on mine and still lots of tread left
    mine are only 26x1.95,,,I wish they were wider though
    I got mine at performance bike
     

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    I was wondering the same thing. 3000 miles, thats a crap load on the same tire, i marked down my milage when i put mine on, ill keep it posted!!!
     
  5. wes

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    I found a shop in town that sells amadillo tires, they are 26x1.95 but they are kinda pricy at 50 bucks a piece, the place is on Ina and shannon in Tucson
     
  6. Finfan

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    I've got a 2.125 rim. I doubt a 1.95 tire would fit.
     
  7. 42blue15

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    2.125" is probably not the "width" of your rim, it's just a common tire size designation that the rim manufacturer chose to use.

    If your rim can fit a 26" x 2.125" tire, then it can probably fit almost any decimal 26" tire you find--from the 1" wide Continental GPs up to the 2.5" wide MTB tires. (if the 2.5" tires will fit in your frame is entirely another question, tho'...)
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  8. azbill

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    my 1.95's are mounted on my stock Jag rims (2.125's were stock)
     
  9. robin

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    I took off my studded tires today and put on my Armidillos-i had them sold with a H.T. bike but traded labour for performance parts installation that i did--they have very little rolling resistance = faster.
     
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    I got lucky and found a set on an old Peugeot 27 X 1 1/4 for my ten speed.
    2 years and counting...

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  11. jay sawdust

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    I just put on these schawable "Fat franks"....saposed to be the same as "big apple" but with nastalgia treads....balloon tires W/kevlar belts....should last quite awhile...mine are 29"x2" cream reflex.....kinda pricey @ $50+ each...but look good.....Keep you posted if they remain trouble free.....J
     

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