Designed by the legendary Ned Overend, Specialized's The Captain Armadillo Elite 2Bliss is perfect for shredding any cross-country course. Its dual compound tread features firm center knobs that are fast-rolling and soft side knobs for exceptional bite in the corners. Specialized's Armadillo Elite technology provides great puncture protection and the 2Bliss technology eliminates pinch flats. Is this the perfect tire or what?
Armadillo Elite is Specialized's toughest all-around puncture protection for 4-season high-mileage riding. It provides superior puncture resistance in a lightweight package with a folding tire bead. A Kevlar cap-ply (see image, light blue) protects the sidewalls and provides bead-to-bead puncture protection, plus an additional nylon belt (see image, red) under the tread increases durability where the tire contacts the ground.
Tubeless ready tires are compatible with both tubeless-ready and standard rims. When used on a tubeless-ready rim with a special tubeless rim strip or rim tape, valves and sealant (sold separately), the tire and rim form an airtight chamber, allowing the tire to be inflated without a tube. This lets you run lower pressure for optimum comfort and control without fear of pinch flats. When used with a standard rim, the tire can be mounted and inflated with a tube.
The high thread-per-inch casing let this tire conform to the road/trail for superior cornering and comfort.