But, alas, I had no enduro, or any other off-road race, taking place near me because: 1) I live in Orange County, and 2) it was a Friday when I really wanted to go ride. But that didn’t deter me and my work actually started on Thursday night with a rear tire swap. After about five or six trail rides, two or three commutes, and one weekend camping trip, the stock DOT rear was toast. I grabbed a Motoz Mountain Hybrid 120/100-18, which was the only DOT tire we had in the office and I’ve used one before in the Colorado 600 Trail Symposium Ride so I know it works really well in rocky conditions. If you haven’t seen one, the Mountain Hybrid has the knob pattern and spacing of a trials tire but the stiff compound, round profile, and firm sidewalls of a real off-road tire.