en·​duro | \ in-ˈdu̇r-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce enduro (audio) , -ˈdyu̇r- \
plural enduros

Definition of enduro

: a long race (as for automobiles or motorcycles) stressing endurance rather than speed

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Recent Examples on the Web Cross-country and enduro racers will certainly benefit from Live Valve, which imposed a weight penalty of about five ounces on my setup but makes up for it with improved efficiency and speed. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, "Is Fox's Electronic Suspension Worth Thousands?," 31 Dec. 2019 So were cruisers and choppers, enduro bikes, and trikes. Denise Coffey, courant.com, "Vanilla Bean Cafe A Hot Spot For Motorcyclists," 19 Aug. 2019 That’s fast for a 15-kW, 3,000-rpm enduro-style bike weighing just under 150 lb. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "This Swedish E-Motorbike Is Boxy, Beautiful, and Badass," 8 Feb. 2019 Crankworx has free admission and features the world’s best enduro, downhill, and freestyle riders competing around the mountain. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "7 Summer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss," 18 May 2018 Brake levers are completely revamped with a new bracing point to improve rigidity and control, and a new enduro-specific pedal adds stability and contact area for sneaker-styles shoes. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "Shimano Unveils New XTR 9100 Components," 29 May 2018 Off-road, even with optional Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires, the Enduro won’t rail through the corners like a proper enduro racing bike, but the big front wheel and electronic systems do help the 500+ pound bike cope with rough terrain. Nick Goddard, Popular Mechanics, "Road Tested: 2019 Ducati Multistrada Enduro 1260," 24 Oct. 2018 That would probably require the ACO and FIA, which together write the rules for the French 24 hour enduro, to adopt the DPi class or find a way to balance it alongside the (now mostly privateer, non-hybrid) LMP1 class. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The Detroit Grand Prix in pictures," 5 June 2018 Whereas Alta Motors’ Redshift bike, perhaps the closest counterpart, has distinctly motocross DNA, Ytterborn considers the Kalk to be 70 percent downhill or enduro mountain bike and 30 percent motorbike. Claire Martin, Outside Online, "Cake Is Making Electric Motorcycles for the Masses," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of enduro

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enduro

endurance + -o (Italian or Spanish masculine noun ending)

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“Enduro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enduro. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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