These are fast, hardwearing, puncture proof trail tyres. They’re slippery when wet though – an option if you hate punctures more than you love wet woodsy grip.
The Captain’s interrupted centre strip in a hard 70 duro compound ensures impressive speed and durability. Considering it is fat for 2.0in, this puncture-protected Armadillo Elite version is impressively light.
Medium compound shoulders mean they’re okay in dry-to-intermediate conditions. They’re nervously slippery in wet woods, though, with a disturbing tendency to veer off sideways suddenly at certain lean angles.
The protective layer is obvious in the clattery ride feel, so we’d recommend the £10 cheaper but more supple S Works version unless you’re particularly puncture-prone.
|Name||Name, 0, 10, Name, The Captain Armadillo Elite 2.0in|
|Brand||Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Specialized Bicycles|
|Weight (g)||Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 616|
|Features||Features, 2, 0, Features, Puncture Proof|
|Threads Per Inch||Threads Per Inch, 2, 0, Threads Per Inch, 70|
|Wheel Type||Wheel Type, 2, 0, Wheel Type, Mountain|
|Tyre Tread||Tyre Tread, 2, 0, Tyre Tread, Knobbly|
|Rear Tyre Size||Rear Tyre Size, 2, 0, Rear Tyre Size, 26x2.0|
|Front Tyre Size||Front Tyre Size, 2, 0, Front Tyre Size, 26x2.0|