The better rolling flat proof tire? Armadillo or Gatorskin?



jsull14

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From the comments I have read, it appears that the Armadillo Elite and Gatorskins are the best anti-flat tires. I was wondering which is a better performing tire in terms of weight and rolling resistance.

I, like many, would like the best of both worlds in a tire but I realize that's not possible.

Thanks
 

capwater

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jsull14 said:
From the comments I have read, it appears that the Armadillo Elite and Gatorskins are the best anti-flat tires. I was wondering which is a better performing tire in terms of weight and rolling resistance.

I, like many, would like the best of both worlds in a tire but I realize that's not possible.

Thanks

Armadillo.
 

Don Shipp

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Schwalbe Marathon Plus are better than both for puncture protection. They roll well but are heavy and a real bugger to get onto the rim.

Armadillos are very rigid and give a harsh ride.
 

ilmooz

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I haven't experienced a puncture with my Gatorskins in the past five years of riding. They perform well and are lighter than Armadillos.