I've read reports of this combo with pictures. The tire itself isn't really problematic, but the rim is so wide it's vulnerable to rocks if you ride in rough terrain. Any particular reason not to use the Bud and/or Lou instead, which were designed for the Clown Shoes?
I put my Nates on my Moonlander to see what they looked like. But side walls were so low the rims were far too exposed to being damaged to ride them anywhere near rocks or other potential objects that could cause damage
I ran Nates on Clownshoes/Moonlander for about 8 months. I really liked them a lot. Geared up I weigh about 200#. The optimal weight for me to keep the tires from being too bouncy was about 5# to 6#. But I had to run 7# to 8# or else I'd get pinch flats. I ride almost exclusively rocky rooty singletrack. Loved the traction compared to the BFL's. (Off of the pavement I am no fan of the BFL's.) The Clownshoes do take a bit of a beating with Nates on them but it's mostly cosmetic. Lou and Bud have a bit of a weight penalty but they're the best tires I've used so far. Especially Bud -- Bud is awesome.
If you put Nates on your bike you will really enjoy them. If you can afford a Bud and a Lou they are even better. (If a little heavy.)
This is my Moonlander with Nates:
Thanks guy's. I would love to run Bud and Lou but they don't fit this current frame,9-0-7, 170. The BFL's fit as long as I keep the pressure below 10 psi. Any thing higher and they rub both the chain and seat stays. I am going to put the Nates on the 9-0-7 because my wife stole the bike from me and I want her to have more traction. I will order a new 9-0-7 for myself with the 190 rear spacing and run Bud and Lou on that.