I fancy an Armadillo for the back. I noticed a short while ago when I was was looking at Amadillo for the road bike that the prices had shot up. I heard that Specialised had told their retailers that they were not allowed to discount them.
Agree with you.
Lots of research undermines the idea that wider tyres are necessarily slower. I did rashly once buy a pair of 25s (mid life crisis?) - thankfully one exploded as I tried to fit it after extended storage so I sold the other. Thinking of doing the Dynamo this year - maybe on abiove-mentioned fiver 37s.
I have been running Vittoria Randonneur Pro tyres (the folding version) for a while now in 35mm and 32mm sizes. They have been swapped around between bikes a bit so not entirely sure on what the mileage is but both sets must have covered at least 2000 miles each and have always proven robust and predictable. They also appear to be wearing extremely well and should last at least the same again, if not more.... Perfect for commuting and leisure.
Looking around it seems they might now be out of production as suppliers are limited