When you're cleaning up your enduro rig in anticipation of summer weekend trips to dry, desert singletrack, we'd suggest you treat your hardworking bike to Michelin's Wild Race'r Enduro Rear Tire. By introducing such a strong rear specific, dry condition tire, Michelin has given a nod to its past, and perhaps its future, as the reigning tire manufacturer of the mountain bike industry, showing that it's paying attention to and prepared to meet the demands of the destructive enduro set. We commend Michelin for meticulously crafting the Wild Race'r to work only as a rear tire, counting on specific construction features to create a tire with confidence inspiring control and consistency, rather than just relying on a firmer rubber and broad, hyperbolic generalizations. Though the Wild Race'r isn't a brand new name from Michelin, this year's version delivers a redesigned tread pattern and carcass.Michelin trusts its Gum X rubber compound to construct the Wild Race'r, shaping the redesigned knobs along the central column of the tire to sit flush with the dirt. It manages to strike a balance between ensuring the knobs provide grip, without so much that they compromise your quickness and ability to dice through challenging, technical lines with ease. Along the outside of the tire, 90 degree braking edges give you peace of mind while braking, lending the speed loving tire the ability to be consistently controlled, whether you're descending or taking advantage of its nimbleness and inclination to go fast over cracked earth on long, dusty climbs.