Specialized All Condition Armadillo Tire (27-inch)
If you place a premium on versatility, Specialized's All Condition Armadillo Tire is for you. The siped tread pattern offers excellent wet and dry traction, rolls fast and corners great. Plus, this tire features Specialized's legendary Armadillo technology for the ultimate in flat prevention.
I got more flats with this tire than any I have owned in the past. Was not resistant to thorns.
Very disappointed with the tire wear. I am rather heavy and I took this into account, however, the rear tire wore through the outer rubber layer in a couple of months(I ride from 50-70 miles a week, mostly around Puttingstone lake).
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend
The last section of my commute is over an industrial road - full of gravel, glass, wire. Pre-armadillos, a flat a month. Post - a flat a year when new, 2 flats per year when worn. Some folks say that these tires slow you down, but I found no difference and if you include the time to fix the flats, much, much faster commutes since getting these on my bike.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend