I am new to the whole downhill scene, but I am wanting to get a different rear tire than what came on my Demo 8. I also do not really want to spend almost $60 for the Minions I hear people talking about.

What does everyone think of the Kenda Nevegal for the rear in maybe a 2.5? Or what other tire are you all liking that does not cost a fortune?

One more Q: The bike came with a bigger tire up front (2.7) than on the rear (2.5). Is that normal for people to do? Makes me think more traction in the front for hard braking/cornering, correct?