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Nokian Gazzaloddi 2.3 Tire

4.57/5 (7 Reviews)
Weight : 1100 grams MSRP : $59.00

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 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by leehine a Weekend Warrior from uk

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2010

Strengths:    grip unreal i have tried paneracer rampage and fire scwalbe space maxxis high roller ardent and wet screams thease are the best tyres on the planet,

Weaknesses:    there not free

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is if you want your bike on rails buy this tyre, and if you dont want to be sat on a trail fixing your tube buy them now i even tried the 2.1 and never had a flat tyre never, they are bomb proof really they are unbelivaBLE
i have taken 15 foot drops with low pressure and never had a problem , im really over welmed by these tyres, the only issue i have is the 2.3 is like a 2.1 kenda nevegal i also love the nevegal but if i have to choose gazza all day long awesome tyres

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Favorite Trail:   earth

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   mostly all

Bike Setup:   giant trance fox forks and rear

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alspookyd a Weekend Warrior from New York, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2010

Strengths:    Grip, Durability, pinch flat resistance (almost proof!)

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
I used to ride DH, and had the 2.6 on an Intense M1. From my positive experience, I decided in putting on my hardtail.

I have used these tires for everything from City/Freeride/XC/DH for 9yrs without complaint. No tire is perfect in all conditions, but this gets close. Over time, the compound dries out, requiring replacement every 5yrs+. When new, side knobs are a little squeamish on harder surfaces, and when old, compound isn't best in wet. In my 9yrs, I have never had to replace a tube...in fact, i am still running original tubes from 2001!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Scandinavian Ski Sho

Bike Setup:   Spooky Metalhead, Pike 454

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nnn a Downhiller from Sofia

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2009

Strengths:    TOUGH! Excellent grip in loose, loamy conditions; good braking

Weaknesses:    Heavy, side knobs squirm below 25-26 psi, pretty useless on hardpack

Bottom Line:   
Having used these tyres for over 2 years I decided it's time for a review. This was my first big fat chunky tyre and BIG is definately the right word - true to its size and very very heavy; but those sidewalls seem to be made of steel.
I have never pinch flatted with this tyre, the only time I had a puncture I pulled out the biggest thorn I've ever seen come out of a bicycle tyre (even my friends were wide mouthed!).
Basically this tyre is amazing in loose loamy and soft dirt conditions and fares excellently in loose rocky sections. Very good at high speed, stable straight line holding and predictable turn-in.
The problems are basically two: weight and the those huge side knobs - they really squirm and float around at low pressures when riding on hardpack giving the tyre a very insteady feel. Then again this is no hardpack tyre so it still gets 5 chillis!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Bike Setup:   Stiffee, Zoke Z1 FR, XT 4pot brakes, Race Face Turbine cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by luke hollis from uk

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2008

Strengths:    everything!! these tyres will get you over anything on the course. There able to be used on anything from DH to street.

Weaknesses:    carn't think of any weaknesses, lol.

Bottom Line:   
there is no bottom line.

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Favorite Trail:   chicksands

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Halfords

Similar Products Used:   ---

Bike Setup:   custom built fireye spitfire bike with manitou forks(soon will have marzocchi forks), halo wheels, dmr saddle and wingbars, FSA Maximous cranks with FSA platinum bb, Avid BB5's, gusset sod stem, ect and of corse rolling on the one and only Nokian Gazzaloddi 2.3 tyres.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pjhay a Weekend Warrior from Philippines

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2006

Strengths:    grips are awesome for cornering, light and long lasting

Weaknesses:    nothing much to say

Bottom Line:   
They last longer than many other things in life.

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Favorite Trail:   Mega/Dropzone

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   MAxxis, Duro

Bike Setup:   XtremeFreeride/DH setup

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by wa a Weekend Warrior from Surrey, England

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2004

Strengths:    Awesome cornering grip, good all around grip, reasonably hard wearing, good flat resistance.

Weaknesses:    Fairly hefty, and the tread pattern is slower going on really hardpacked terrain than others, unsurprisingly.

Bottom Line:   
Great tyres, wicked for the UK where conditions rarely reach super dry and there's no slick rock.

Bear in mind that these will wear out quick if the going's dry, but in loose or loamy conditions the edges grip like they're on rails. A great 4x or aggressive XC tyre I'd say, but not for race whippets.

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Favorite Trail:   Garbanzo into Dirt Merchant, Whistler

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   dunno now

Similar Products Used:   Too many to name. Use High Rollers and these mainly.

Bike Setup:   Specialized SX and a Kona Stinky right now.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin Kincaid a Cross Country Rider from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2004

Strengths:    Beefy Underdog Tire that comes out from behind and kicks the competitions a$$

Weaknesses:    slippery on what roots, but what isn't?

Bottom Line:   
If I could have your attention please. The bottom line is this. The only other tire I have ridden that beats the Nokian Gazza is the Kenda Navagel sticky compund tire. Others come close, but the others don;t measure up in quality and predictability.

Value rating is based on price i paid, not retail price.

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Favorite Trail:   Moran

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   DHZ

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Blue Groove, Specialized Comps, WTB Velaciraptors, Ritchy Z-Max, Maxxis Lopes Bling Bling Duals

Bike Setup:   Intense 5.5, Manitou 4-way SPV, Manitou Sheramn SPV, Hadley Hubs, Thomoson everything, Hayes Hydro w/ 8 inch rotor/f 6 inch/r,

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