OK, so it's from the copy over on PB, but it rather sums up the problem....
A tire intended for enduro racing should allow a rider to push their limits on virtually any type of trail, but at the same time not feel like a tractor tire on the way back up.
So, you mean like a, erm, hold on, tip of my tongue, like a mountain bike tyre! The sort of thing that many of us have been using for years for all round trail riding?
With a solid four years of development,
So, was under development before the enduro concept had really taken off? A cynic might say they had rebranded an "all mountain" or (Insert marketing guff term here) tyre.
Michelin’s goal was to balance a burly, versatile tread pattern with a compound and casing that would roll well, all while still offering top notch traction and durability in a variety of situations.
Again, you mean like a mountain bike tyre.
This isn't so much a dig at the folks at PB, who after all are just getting suckered in to it all, but more to point out the silliness of the enduro fad, as after all, it's just rebranding what so many of us have ridden for years as trail centre skill compensators, gnarpoons, all mountain rigs or overmountain sleds, braw.