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Surly Bud Folding Tire

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Surly Bud Folding Tire

Surly Bud Folding Tire

The Surly Bud is the latest tire designed for super wide rims such as the Clown Shoe. The Bud and Lou were designed to be used together. The massive foot print and aggressive tread allow you to hit the gnarliest trails.

  • Intended Use: Fat tire bikes
  • Tire Type: Fat Clincher
  • Tire Diameter: 26”
  • Tire Bead: Folding
4.9 / 5.0
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Best steering fat tire. Worth the weight gain. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 3, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Location:
Nederland, CO
Great front snow/dirt tire!
I ride a fatty with a Bud 4.8 (front) all year long snow/dirt what ever

PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Durable
February 12, 2015
Location:
NOCO
Location:
NOCO
Still the king of fat tires
Surly Bud and Lou are still the king of fat tires. There are so many options now and many are getting as wide as Bud & Lou, but none are as aggressive or well designed. I've tried many and I always go back to Bud & Lou. If you aren't a weenie and worry about "rolling resisitance" (who does that with a fat bike anyway???) and you care more about a tire to conquer any and all terrain, then this is it. I've actually always thought they roll fine too if you have to get on some pavement. Best tires out there!

PROS: Lightweight, Attractive Design, Durable, Grip
September 5, 2014
Location:
MN
Vastly Improved my Fatbiking Experience
Fat bike tires are crazy ex$pen$ive. This was no exception. It replaced a Surly Nate (3.8") on the front, which then replaced a Vee Mission on the back. We got about 5' of fluffy snow in February, so the trails were not white asphalt by any stretch. This tire vastly improved my experience. If I can fit its companion, Lou on the back I'll start saving for 2016.....

PROS: Huge, Easy To Install

CONS: To Much Dough
March 17, 2015
Location:
Fells,HP,LLF,Gtown-Rwly,Wdale,RM,Lynn
Great all dirt and snow front tire!!
I ride this tire all year long, wet dry and snow , over 3000 miles and just replaced it, with another BUD!

PROS: Easy To Install, Durable

BEST USES: Casual Riding, Mountain Biking, Racing
October 25, 2015
Location:
NOCO
Location:
NOCO
Big and Burley
The Bud has noticabley more cornering traction in snow and mud than the BFL I had on previously. It's not the fastest tire, but it rolls reasonably well given the size and aggresive tread.
December 16, 2013
Location:
Golden, CO
Big and Fat...
It is a fat bike tire- big and fat... Easy to install and set up tubeless on my Marge Lite rims. I have used it for a couple of races and a few rides so I can't report on durability but seems to be holding up well. So far I am pleased but when this one wears out I think I am going to run a Lou on front in place of this Bud which seems to be the combination (Lou/Lou) of choice for our local terrain.

BEST USES: Upgrade, Mountain Biking
October 22, 2015
Location:
Petrolia, PA

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Will Bud/Lou fit my 2014 Trek Farley? I'm currently using Surly Knard 3.8 on my 82mm wide Surly Rolling Darryl rims. I'm hoping to find something to maximize performance on snow/singletrack in Lander Wyoming.
Judd R on Feb 7, 2017

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