The Roubaix is an Endurance Road tire suitable for epic rides from smooth country roads to rough field roads. The Roubaix is fast like any competitive road tire, but features unique casing technologies for added comfort and puncture protection. The 25mm casing smooths your ride and keeps you fresh. The 23mm tread handles quick, featuring a slick center tread for low rolling resistance and shoulder sipes for increased surface adaption and grip. This tire is a game changer.
I would like to say that I really admire these tires for their durability. I was initially a dedicated Continental 5000 user. I went through many sidewall flats and punctures, but I love the tire for the low roll resistance. However, my LBS recommended that I should gives these tires a try. I'm getting older and needed to soften up the ride a bit, but I didn't want to loose roll resistance. I purchased these tires and mounted them to my Williams Carbon clinchers and been riding happily ever since. I would like to add that they do not speed up as fast, but they are great up to speed and aid rolling mass. Some reviews have pointed out the tire was difficult to mount, but I didn't find that to be an issue with the folding bead. Actually, I minimally used the tire lever to mount them. It was easy enough to mount them with strong thumbs. Anyway, I hope that you find value in this review, and rest assure these tires are a definite buy if you seek a good long-term trainer and century dedicated tire.
I've got over 2000 miles on the Roubaix Armadillo elites on my Secteur expert disc with zero flats. They've taken on everything from broken glass to sharp stones & goat heads with no problems.
The only thing you have to watch with the Armadillos is it has a very stiff bead & you must use lube, care & take your time when mounting them!
They are not flat proof but in my experience you almost need to hit something metal to puncture these tires. Before changing to Armadillos I was getting a flat every 200 to 300 miles & that got old fast!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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