Lou is the 26 x 4.8" rear-specific mate to Bud. Lou's tread is much like Bud''s with tall knobs designed to grind, crawl and claw its way over rooty, rocky, wet, muddy, loose or otherwise inhospitable terrain. Lou''s tread pattern is a bit different, however, made for stability both braking and accelerating. Its casing is durable, thin-walled 120tpi which conforms well to the ground surface shape.
Folding Kevlar bead.
Ultimate traction! (1)
5.0 GEARS 2 reviews
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asked by: a guest Can you go tubless with this tire?
anwered by: canteau You can and people do, but Surly does not rate the Lou as a tubeless ready tire so any issues that would be caused by going tubeless would not be covered under any sort of warranty.
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I bought the bud and Lou combination and set them up on 80 mm Sycros rims using fatty strippers to make them tubeless and it worked perfectly. I replaced Jumbo Jims with these tires so I can definitely feel the rolling resistance but the traction is unbelievable.