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    Tubeless ready Bud & Lou

    Anyone mounted the new versions up tubeless? Easier than the originals? Surely must be....please....

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    I’ve had a new tubeless Bud for close to a month. It set up super-simple, no soapy water, just inflation to set the bead then pumped-in 4oz. of Orange Seal Subzero. It holds set pressure fine as well.

    This is my first Bud, and it really is a great tire.

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    Did surly revise the bead on the Nate as well?

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    The best part of this drama... Bud, Lou and Nate are muchhhh cheaper in the original version!!!
    If anything, the originals had a looser fit and soap was obsolete.
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    I have had the old Bud and Lou for years and never even knew they weren't tubeless compatible. Mine have been tubeless from day one; I've never ridden even a single mile on them with tubes in the tires. I have two friends with Nates, same for them, tubeless only.

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    The only reason I'd spend the extra money on the new ones vs. the old ones is if they came with stud pockets. Grip studs are great and all, but it gets old screwing them in. I don't know if I'll ever ride anything other than a studded Bud and Lou. If I need a bigger tire, I'm going skiing anyway.
    I would advise not taking my advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodownzero View Post
    I have had the old Bud and Lou for years and never even knew they weren't tubeless compatible. Mine have been tubeless from day one; I've never ridden even a single mile on them with tubes in the tires. I have two friends with Nates, same for them, tubeless only.
    I have done the same, but the gripstudded Lou on the rear will burp if the pressure gets as low as Id really like to go for the really soft stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rth009 View Post
    I have done the same, but the gripstudded Lou on the rear will burp if the pressure gets as low as Id really like to go for the really soft stuff.
    I doubt the new ones will be any different in that regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodownzero View Post
    I have had the old Bud and Lou for years and never even knew they weren't tubeless compatible. Mine have been tubeless from day one; I've never ridden even a single mile on them with tubes in the tires. I have two friends with Nates, same for them, tubeless only.
    This me too. On mulefut 80 wheels. Been riding these for 2-3 winters tubeless without one problem. I don’t even refresh the scealant.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rth009 View Post
    I have done the same, but the gripstudded Lou on the rear will burp if the pressure gets as low as Id really like to go for the really soft stuff.
    I think the new "tubeless" tire will feature a tighter fit than the original version. My two pair are rather loose fitting and needed two wraps of tape to tighten up the fit for the 1.5 PSI that a powder day requires. No studs cause there's no need in the backcountry at 10-11k elevation.
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