Did they have a new and special compound that sticks to wet rhododendron roots, and slime covered rocks and will last for an entire season regardless of mileage? Is it easy rolling with large corner lugs? Then it may be worthy of the name.
He/she who works the trails does so in their own image.
I hear they are working on a 1.8" for bent creek called the "PAS." You get a discount for wearing spandex from a company that doesn't sponsor you. If you are running strava they might give you a set free.