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I know you have all heard it before, and surely you are getting tired of hearing it. Every freakin' ride you have been on, when riding on a fatbike. Every ride I go on, I hear it too, from both participants on group rides, as well as innocent bystanders… and I'm only running 3" wides on 65mm wide Large Marges!!! (26"x3" Nokian Gazzaloddi up front, 24"x3" Arrow Racing Wide Bite DH out back) Eventually the fatbike will catch on, and it will be "normal" to see one pretty much everywhere. I don't even have my real fatbike yet (18" orange anodised aluminum Fatback, order still in the queue), and already I am getting tired of hearing the same comments. Sometimes I actually go so far as to inform the people that 3" wide meats aren't really that wide, and then I spell out the 'ol hundies with Larrys/Endomorphs, and they really think I am making this sh¡t up. :nono: :lol:

Funny stuff, surely it will get hysterical around the San Francisco/San Jose bay area once my Fatback comes in. :rolleyes:
 

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bighit said:
I will buy that 26x3 gazzy when you are done for sure.
I have another brand new, unused one still. Was a steal-$85 each from eBay. I didn't need them at the time (was still waiting on a 26" Large Marge wheel build) but bought them on an impulse anyway. They're still out there every now and then, you just have to jump on it when you find them. I tell you, those Finns know their stuff-for a snow tire, eat sure eats up rocky-assed downhill sections when run at 16psi or so, without a suspension fork. Blows away the considerably heavier Duro Razorbacks-waaaaay better cornering confidence window on pretty much every surface I've ridden on.
 

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Gazzaloddi's are garbage on loose over hardpack, I've got scars to prove it.

Anything else, they're awesome though.
 

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Gazzaloddi's are garbage on loose over hardpack, I've got scars to prove it.

Anything else, they're awesome though.
Hmm, you and I must have different riding styles then. I haven't crashed yet… YET! :eekster: I do a lot of bombing runs downhill on rock garden type stuff, in pretty much all weather conditions (mostly dry/loose/gravelly stuff). My days are numbered? :confused:
 

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I blame my crash mostly on a Totem Solo Air fork... not very small bump sensitive.

I used the 2.6 Gazzaloddi, which I don't think comes in a soft compound, your 3.0 is probably quite a soft compound?

Hard tire + hard dirt = fail.
 

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Borgschulze said:
I blame my crash mostly on a Totem Solo Air fork... not very small bump sensitive.

I used the 2.6 Gazzaloddi, which I don't think comes in a soft compound, your 3.0 is probably quite a soft compound?

Hard tire + hard dirt = fail.
Spongy indeed, squishy to the touch when grabbed with a firm hand. The most beautiful thing about them is how quickly they shed mud (sort of a "self-cleaning" feature).
 

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I ran 12-14 psi on hard pack, and I still slid all over the place Haha.

Switched to Bontrager Big Earl 2.5s at 750 grams per tire... and could ride much faster in nearly every condition. Maybe the tubeless with 25psi helped...?
 

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Dunno about tubeless. I am running the Gazzaloddi on a 65mm wide Large Marge (the heavier “DH” version), so I don’t fancy the idea of going with a narrower tire since I am sooo used to the squish factor.
 
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