The term "endurance" is borrowed from motorbike racing and it comes somewhere between downhill and trekking.
It is carried out on technical downhill courses with a certain number of ascents. In general endurance is associated with the mountains.
Endurance MTBs need to be both comfortable and high-performance machines.
Endurance MTBing takes place on downhill circuits. It is all about pleasure, friendliness, discovery, and autonomy.