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Nokian Gazza Jr 26 X 2.6 Tire

4.89/5 (9 Reviews)
Weight : 1250 grams MSRP : $35.00

Product Description

Professional DH tyres for the roughest courses on earth. Pinchflat protected DH casing with extra stiff sidewalls makes possible to use much lower pressures to get more grip. Precise cornering due to famous, aggressive Nokian DH tread with solid and raised shoulder knobs.

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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dude1259 a Downhiller from livermore ca usa

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2008

Strengths:    downhill

Weaknesses:    cant pop them

Bottom Line:   
great tire never will use anything else little pricy but worth it

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Favorite Trail:   playground northstar

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $65.00

Similar Products Used:   kenda

Bike Setup:   01 big hit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Charles a Downhiller from Fredericton, NB, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2007

Strengths:    grip and duribility

Weaknesses:    i'll let you know when i find one

Bottom Line:   
GET THIS TIRE! i do freeride and downhill singletrack with and some urban fun and these tires are hands down the best i've owned. these tires chew up anything they come across and i've never had a pinchflat since i got'em. curbs, stairs, dirtjumps, drops, roots, logs, rocks, creekbeds, basically whatever get ya hard...these tires keep it that way.

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Favorite Trail:   Odell Park, Marrysville Singletrack, Claudie Rd.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Savages

Similar Products Used:   nothing compares

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by suicidebomber a Downhiller from Philippines

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2007

Strengths:    Tough as hell, you'd think they're bulletproof. Never loses composure and grip at any situation. Excellent huck tire. Cheaper than Nevegals.

Weaknesses:    Gazzaloddis keep rolling, and rolling, and rolling...
Lacks the "ultimate grip" of soft-compound race specials, pricier than high-grip types like the Minion and the High Roller. Tire sways (esp. rear) at low pressures.

Bottom Line:   
Uber tough tire that can go anywhere, but grip may be not on par with soft-compound tires, and braking bite is not as good. No need to get the Gazza 3.0, the 2.6 is man enough. However, you will love hucking with this tire. I had not tried it on damp and wet conditions, so I'm not still hailing it as DH/FR rider's got-to-have gear.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   Some guy named Russell

Similar Products Used:   none. Gazzas are my first set of DH tires.

Bike Setup:   Chucker 2.0, Marzo DJ II FR-spec, Deore groupset and brakes, WTB Power V, Fuji seatpost, Gizmo riser bar, Da Bomb MINIME stem, Mavic 223 X rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike a Downhiller from Tennessee,USA

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2007

Strengths:    Grips great

Weaknesses:    Price

Bottom Line:   
Doesn't get flats easy. Grips great i use it on the front only.It really does go off very predictably if you lose the front end.
I have used a 24" on the back & flatted at a place called Windrock way up on the mountain & i rolled it down a few miles without the tire coming off the rim.Thanks Nokian,that was a lifesaver !
I am going to try some lighter tires since i don't DH really anymore.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Harpers

Similar Products Used:   Too many to list.

Bike Setup:   Yeti ASX with Marzocchi 66RC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by UncaJohn a Weekend Warrior from Athens, greece

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2007

Strengths:    Strong tire, won't get off the rim even if completelly flat. Glreat traction, predictable wjen leaned.
Strong as hell, even in those sharp rocky trail surfaces of Ymmitos mountain (where cyclist friends cannot go)

Weaknesses:    If you've got a normal small lever, you'll find it hard to get this tire on & off the rim. On the other hand this is a safety measure, nobody's fancy a tire derailling under speed.

Bottom Line:   
This tire stll amazes me after more than 2 years of use. Still holding strong at ymmitos rocky trails.
Very reliable traction.
When leaning, will eventually brake loose but under a very predictable manner.
Despite the weight and pattern it rolls really fast.
a Great Finnish product (these people are ahead -again - in technology).
Take care to use the right rim size (width), ok?

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   CRC

Similar Products Used:   NOKIAN NBX 2,5, NOKIAN NBX 2,3

Bike Setup:   Mountain Cycle San Andreas, Sherman fork 150mm(devolved-no SPV, thank God i removed it!) Shimano XT (first generation) 4 piston disc brakes, 203 front, 165 rear, XT drivetrain (custom machined bash guard), DMR stem, TIME freeride pedals, WTB saddle, titec telescopic seatpost.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Keith dayride a Racer from Hope,B.C.,Canda

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2006

Strengths:    AMAZING

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   yosemite peak

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Jo's

Similar Products Used:   NONE


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Erik Tremblay a Weekend Warrior from Thunder Bay, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2006

Strengths:    Beautiful tire, very grippy in all conditions...will never buy and other tire

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Buy this so you don't get humiliated at your next downhill race

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Favorite Trail:   mt. mckay

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Rollin Thunder

Similar Products Used:   kenda nevegal (also a great tire)

Bike Setup:   kona stinky

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nathan from ontario

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2005

Strengths:    super stiky rubber clings to anything you run over,use almost every day for 3 months and hasnt worn at all!!

Weaknesses:    havent found anything yet

Bottom Line:   
these are the best tires i have ever used and they are so cheap! if you dont have them go out and them you will not be disappointed.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   pieriks

Similar Products Used:   stock tires
bontreger jones (crap dont ever buy)

Bike Setup:   04 bighit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Brian Mckie a Downhiller from Stranraer

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2004

Strengths:    Unbelievable grip in all conditions. I haven`t piched one yet no matter how much abuse they`ve been given

Weaknesses:    heavy, but hey! who cares when you have the assistance of gravity?

Bottom Line:   
They produce the goods in all conditions and if you`re hard on tyres they are hard to beat. They have worn very little in the 3 months too.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Chainreaction

Similar Products Used:   most makes of tyres

Bike Setup:   Specialized Enduro SX Supercross

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