The podium at last weekend’s 25th edition of the grueling Erzbergrodeo featured riders of three different nationalities, riding for three different bike manufacturers, but all riding on one tyre manufacturer… Michelin!
The third round of the World Enduro Super Series is regarded as one of the toughest enduro events in the world, and the notorious Austrian event is certainly one of the ultimate tests for Michelin’s latest tyre, the aptly named Enduro.
A total of 1,702 riders were on the start line at one of Europe’s largest iron ore quarries to the north east of Graz, where they were faced with near-vertical rock faces and sprawling, dense forestry.
In the end, British rider Graham Jarvis emerged victorious for Michelin and Husqvarna, finishing ahead of KTM’s Manuel Lettenbichler in 2nd and Sherco’s Mario Roman in 3rd.
The French tyre maker actually monopolised the top five positions, as Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) and Wade Young (Sherco) came home in 4th and 5th place respectively.
Michelin’s Enduro was introduced in late 2017, and replaced the highly regarded Enduro Comp range. The Enduro range includes a hard compound front with a revised tread design for the very toughest of terrain types.
You can view the full range of Michelin Enduro tyres here.