Specialized The Captain Armadillo Elite 2Bliss Tire (29-inch)
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?
Specialized's 2Bliss (tubeless) tires are compatible with tubeless and standard rims. When used with tubeless rims, 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 standard rims, the tire can be mounted and inflated with a tube.
This is a folding tire. Folding tires have synthetic beads, which make the tires lighter for easier acceleration and climbing, plus make them easier to install and remove, too.