Short for Nokien "Gazzaloddi." A gazzi is a Finnish made mountain bike tire. At a width of 3.0" they can only be used with the largest of downhill
bikes. Their big, knobby treads make them grip the trail better than most tires and their large volume makes the bike feel like it has an extra 3" of suspension travel. Unfortunatly their weight and rolling resistance makes them impractical for most DH race/freeride applications. Some expert freeriders use them, but only in the most adverse conditions. They are also popular with noobs
who can't negotiate a rock garden
to save their hide and posers who use them to make their $4,000 DH
bike that dad bought for them look cool.
Yeah, I made the mistake of running gazzies last race. I ended up with a pretty mediocre time.
Pfft! What the hell is that poser doing with gazzies, I've never even seen him take his bike off road!
(n., sing.; adj.) GAH-tsee. Garish, overly ornamented art, architecture, or furnishings, often, but not exclusively Italian rococo and its (even worse) imitators. Examples include Louis XV furniture painted white with gold trim (e.g., Elena Ceausescu's collection), table lamps with oil that drips down the outside, and the Vittorio Emmanuel memorial in Rome.
Derivation: mishearing of the word "gauche" mispronouced as "GAH-chee": as the misheard "GAH-tsee" sounded Italian and the term was often used of the yard ornaments of an Italian-American neighbor, the alternate version stuck.
"I was looking for a simpler tombstone, something without all of the gazzi."