The thing with tubeless is if you get a puncture, most often, the sealant will stop the leak with minimal loss of fluid or air and keep you rolling. Try that with a tube.
Tubes: Pinch Flats, Punctures, increased rolling resistance, decreased feel, more weight. My tubeless requires little additional weight beyond 174 grams of sealant, I'm running marge lites with surly Clown Shoe rim strips, no tape. I've put +1300 miles on them since Feb without failure.
Tubeless: no Pinch Flats, no Punctures, decreased rolling resistance, increased feel less weight.
the benefits are obvious. I've gotten multiple punctures with my tubeless setup and have yet to use a tube; in fact, I've stopped carrying spares because so far, they're just added weight. The last fat bike I had wasn't set up tubeless and left me either pumping a spare or walking 7 miles back home from the trailhead.
i put 2oz of stanz in each of my q-lites and no more puncture flats. no pinch flats at 8/9psi. i may try tubeless at some point tho to see the difference. i haven't run tubeless since 2003.
I'm going to try this and hit Sedona this weekend, I will let you know how it goes. If it is good, it might be worth getting one of the lighter Nates.
This was the best decision I could have made with what I had available ~ and it was the right one. The Nate brought back the cornering confidence up front and the V8 kept it smooth out back, and allowed for drifting in the turns! Will probably just get an ultralight Nate so I can get the weight down and feel back.