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Nokian Boazobeana X Tire

3.86/5 (21 Reviews)
Weight : 420 grams MSRP : $40.00

Product Description

  • Lightest professional XC marathon tyre with 100% Silica tread
  • Light and flexible hi-tpi skinwall OLC casing w/foldable aramid beads
  • Fast rolling due to low knobs and specific center tread design
  • Raised shoulder knobbies improve grip on corners
  • Excellent grip due to 68 ShA Ice Blue Silica tread
  • Increased puncture resistance due to Silica filler inside the tread
  • 26x1.75, 26x1.90

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by willi

    Date Reviewed: August 16, 2012

    Strengths:    nominal

    Weaknesses:    nominal

    Bottom Line:   
    i need adresses of sellers they send Nokian Boazobeana X blue (just blue) size 559x47 to munich/germany

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jorgex a Weekend Warrior from Almada, Portugal

    Date Reviewed: January 21, 2006

    Strengths:    -cornering on DRY conditions is super!!!!
    -unstopable for XC and more

    Weaknesses:    -all weaknesses of any slick/competition tires
    -it's a compleat different experience from blue boazo. R
    -nokian stop producing the blue one

    Bottom Line:   
    I needed something different for my REAR tire, some new experiences.
    The X one never stops on sunny days. Always full speed ahead on dry/compact trials and single tracks.
    This tire has the same corner abilities as boazo. R which is amazing.
    The center knobs it's not the same story, there's something that gives a good traction and not good as a roller. Odd!
    The X is very confortable for a non tubeless and the rubber wears off fast, like 300km fast but always quality soft rubber and compleat sideknobs.
    My weight is over 100Kg and i use nokian or maxxis fr/dh tubes. It never pinched!!
    Until the sunny day it blast(something around 1000Km). That was a ride to remember, old people screaming on the bus stop, fortunately i was half km away from home.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   nokian gazza.core 2.1/boazo. x, huchinsons pythons, maxxis highroller/larsenTT, ritchey zmaxs, continentals diesel/gravity/escape pro and so on...

    Bike Setup:   Giant escaper'92 (hardtail), Manitou Axel 100mm(om),Hayes disc brake, Mavic mx 321(f) and Mavic D521(r)

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by ODG a Cross Country Rider from New Market, Maryland USA

    Date Reviewed: March 22, 2005

    Strengths:    Fast, Low rolling resistance.

    Weaknesses:    Tread depth is very small, they handle like slicks on wet trails

    Bottom Line:   
    Only a good tire for very hard, very dry trails. I got caught in a thunderstorm on my first ride with these tires and ended up biting the dust 5 times within an hour. They are dangerous on anything that is wet!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   WTB Velociraptor, Specialized Ground Control

    Bike Setup:   Pretty much stock Kona Kula

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Jason a Cross Country Rider from Ypsilanti, MI, USA

    Date Reviewed: June 4, 2004

    Strengths:    quick, low rolling resistance. Great for X-country

    Weaknesses:    cornering, wear resistance

    Bottom Line:   
    The tires are definately quick. They don't do well is loose conditions or are that great at cornering. Have had one pinch flat in the three months I've had them and the rear has worn down to almost nothing, granted I do a lot of city riding (to work and the like). These tires came stock on my new Kona and am definately looking for a replacement. Have wiped out too many times on loose conditions on turns that aren't that steep. The tires feel light though and if you're a speed junky you may like them. Overall not very happy with these tires. I have never had the problems of hookup and wearability from any other tire I've owned although this is the first 1.95 sized tire I've ever ridden.

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    Favorite Trail:   Potowatami

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Wheels in Motion

    Similar Products Used:   many tires over the years

    Bike Setup:   Kona Kula Deluxe upgraded to full SRAM X.0 drivetrain

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver, Canada

    Date Reviewed: March 1, 2003

    Strengths:    Lightness

    Weaknesses:    Terrible on anything wet especially roots. I have had three pinch flats in the last month and I only weigh 140 lbs.

    Bottom Line:   
    Very disappointed with these tires. They made my rides extremely frustrating on technical sections with there lack of grip. I have never pinch flats with the Panaracers and as mentioned earlier I had three in the last month using these tires. Unless you are doing easy hardpack riding I would not recommend them.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything on the North Shore

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Panaracers Fire Pro XC

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Chameleon hardtail. Bomber MXR, XT Hydro's brakes.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by rick a Racer from reseda,ca,usa

    Date Reviewed: May 12, 2002

    Strengths:    i have new 2.1 black x 535 grams or so converted to tubeless with stan's no tubes. work very well on hard pack very good cornering rolls fast good ride at 40 psi very well made

    Weaknesses:    kinda of expensive considering all the internet discounts always going on

    Bottom Line:   
    very good front tire even better with stan set up no flats

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    Favorite Trail:   westridge

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   bike show

    Similar Products Used:   irc mythos kenda khrisma lite

    Bike Setup:   giant nrs xtr race face answer easton white inds hubs mavic

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Dan a Weekend Warrior from Herefordshire, England

    Date Reviewed: August 19, 2001

    Strengths:    Cornering and climbing grip, Inexpensive

    Weaknesses:    Avoid the roots bloody roots!! Wouldn't last five minutes if used on roads too much

    Bottom Line:   
    Great value for the price due to their overall ability

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    Favorite Trail:   Afan Argoed, South Wales

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Town specialist

    Similar Products Used:   WTB Veliociraptor 1.95's

    Bike Setup:   Custom GT Zaskar Race '01

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Jon a Cross Country Rider from New York

    Date Reviewed: August 10, 2001

    Strengths:    fast rolling, good racer tire. cool blue color.
    turns heads, doesnt wear fast

    Weaknesses:    slippery when wet. sucks in sticky wet mud and rooty sections. made me a little scared in hard turns.

    Bottom Line:   
    These tires are definitely not worth the $80 I paid for them
    the much cheaper panaracers worked far better. Im going
    back to panaracer.

    the only reason to buy these tires would be (a) you live in a dry area or , (b) youre an xc racer.
    thats what those tires are good at, quite good.
    but they are bad in mud.

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    Favorite Trail:   mta

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   universal cycles

    Similar Products Used:   fire xc pro and pyro

    Bike Setup:   nokian boazobeanas front and rear

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by joe williams a Racer from murphysboro,il,usa

    Date Reviewed: May 30, 2001

    Strengths:    boazobeana X-great tire on dry or tacky dirt singletrack boazobeana F-good all around tire, great cornering

    Weaknesses:    boazobeana X-slides around on any thing wet, crapy on rocks and roots in any conditions, i've had alot of pinch flats aswell
    boazobeana F-none found of yet

    Bottom Line:   
    boazobeana X- never use on rocky, rooty, and wet trails, great dry condition tire as long as there are no rocks, pinchflats are possible

    boazobeana F- great all condition tire, used on dry, wet, rocky, rooty, and smooth courses they worked great,in all case

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    Favorite Trail:   cedar lake

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   phoenix cycles

    Similar Products Used:   mythos xc, wildgripper

    Bike Setup:   caad3 cannondale w/ spox and mars 1

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by leo theeuwen a Cross Country Rider from netherlands

    Date Reviewed: February 26, 2001

    Strengths:    Front tire great control,even on technical and very steep(slow and breaking) downhills.
    Rear tire great grip, never lets You down.
    Nice colours, Icebleu.

    Weaknesses:    the rear wears down very quickly.
    I changed it within 6 months

    Bottom Line:   
    Great tires if they didn't wear down so easely!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   around the corner

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   zwitserland

    Similar Products Used:   Irc mythos, wtb endurorapter, cheng ching.

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale F

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Jan Myburgh a Weekend Warrior from Pretoria , South Africa

    Date Reviewed: December 15, 2000

    Strengths:    Excellent in wet conditions

    Weaknesses:    Not too good on hardpack
    They wear quickly

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a wet weather tire . They work really well in mud . They do not pack up too much , and they maintain good grip on wet rocks and roots .

    They actually work well amongst loose rocks and sand as well .

    Unfortunately their hardpack performance is not too good , but they were not made for that . As long as you are careful when you corner , they get the job done .

    Rolling resistance is good as far as wet weather tires are concerned .

    Overall , this is the best wet weather tire I have tried

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Continental verical/traction/navigator pro;
    WTB Velociraptor; Hutchinson Python; Bontrager revolt ST2; IRC semi's

    Bike Setup:   Bombproof hardtail

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Oskar a Cross Country Rider from Stockholm

    Date Reviewed: November 14, 2000

    Strengths:    Mud grip, Mud rinse, Funky color, Low rolling-resistance

    Weaknesses:    Poor cornering, Slides out on roots, Wears fast

    Bottom Line:   
    Reviewing Boazobeana R 2.1 ice-blue.

    Low rolling resistance, going straight, come to a corner and experience an unpredictable wobbly feel on hard surfaces.

    Excellent traction and rinse in mud, for such a light and fast tire.

    Excellent sideways slip on wet roots, them wide channels just suck in roots and sends the rear flinging sideways.
    Should you somehow manage to stay straight on a root you'll notice that the flimsy little 'knobs' in the middle of the tire manage to give almost no traction at all, should you have any left, since they instantly vaporize if you ever happen to skid-brake on tarmac.

    Buy this tire if you ride straight on hardpack between great big pools of mud.

    Dont buy it if you like wet, rooty singletrack riding.

    The blue compound looks great, but performance is not up to par with the looks.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $38.00

    Purchased At:   Cykloteket

    Similar Products Used:   Pythons, Mythos, Zmax, FireXCpro

    Bike Setup:   Kona HT

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Miki V. a Weekend Warrior from Sainte-Foy (Québec)

    Date Reviewed: September 8, 2000

    Strengths:    C'est comme si on était sur une "track"... Excellente traction et direction. On ne peut demander mieux... dans toutes les conditions.

    Weaknesses:    Ne pardonne pas les écarts de direction... un simple changement de poids sur les gidons... et oup... on change de lignes.

    Bottom Line:   
    The best... Nice color... Very spécial tire...
    Different tred in front and rear.

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    Favorite Trail:   Mont Ste-Anne, Québec

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Sainte-Foy Centre du Bicycle

    Similar Products Used:   Michelin - Wildgripper
    Tioga - XC

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale F700

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by marco righetti a Cross Country Rider from scotland u.k.

    Date Reviewed: July 19, 2000

    Strengths:    420 grams the lightest 1.8 tyre i know of!
    grips well for a low profile tyre,this is the boazobena x tyre in blue.

    Weaknesses:    fastest wearing tyre i know of! ok i'm 210lbs but michelin comp s does not wear as fast.i inflate rear to 60 lbs p.s.i.&front to 55 lbs p.s.i.

    Bottom Line:   
    love the colour, doesnt grip very well out of saddle on loose stuff but not many do,you really feel the light weight,very grippy on flat terrain,corners well but i just wish they would last longer!
    these tyres are for cross country racer who care about function and not longevity!

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    Favorite Trail:   g.m.b.c. race circuit aberfoyle

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   michelins comp s,sprints & lite s.

    Bike Setup:   extremely limited edition dna titanium pulse frame (as the company dna went bust!)c.king head set,easton carbon bars,pace stem, fantastic icon bar ends,use xcr seatpost,flyte gel ti saddle,98 sxti forks,mavic 517 ceramic rims (absolutely no wear after two years)fab!dt butted spokes,not so good dt hugi 240 hubs (time will tell),the rest xtr with attac pedals v.good.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by magnus a Cross Country Rider from Stockholm, Sweden

    Date Reviewed: July 5, 2000

    Strengths:    Great grip on all types of terrain. Reversible rear tire depending on conditions (for dry conditions in one direction and wet & muddy in the other direction). Plush ride from 2.1 rear tire.

    Weaknesses:    High speed cornering on road is really scary, and maybe wear will be a problem (don´t know yet...)

    Bottom Line:   
    These are the foldable blue BoazoBoena f & r 2.1, and they´re just so good. Now, when I get left behind I have absolutely no excuses.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Tioga Factory XC, IRC Mythos XC

    Bike Setup:   scott comp racing

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