Technical trails and enduro racing are your passion. Downhill tires are too bulky and XC tires are too wimpy. Enter the new SE4 Team Issue tire. The casing is plenty tough for DH riding, with Core Strength protection for cut and puncture sidewall reinforcement and fracture resistant sub-tread. A grippy compound digs in while cornering, with plenty of knobs to fly through the gnar.
Strengths: These tires are very tough and grip very well. I ride tons of rock and have not gotten one flat or tear in the sidewall with these. Front tire has worn very well and the rear is grippy yet rolls well on hardpack.
Weaknesses: Perhaps on the heavier side but worth it.
Ready to buy another set! These tires are worth it so far.