There must be something wrong with me. I just got 6500 miles out of a set of Enduro 3s and they didn't look much worse than the picture above. I use this bike mostly on the pavement(if I want to get dirty I hop on the KTM) with an occasional trip down a dirt or gravel road. I do agree that the price is outrageous which prompted me to buy a set of Avon Gripsters. So far (1200 miles) the gripsters suck. They wander and weave and refuse to hold a line whether straight or cornering. Everything that I have read on these tires is positive but I haven't seen it yet. I thought these tires would be perfect for what I use this bike for.