Yeah I know there's been other tire threads, but it's those threads that have left me torn between the Nevegal 2.5 or Minion 2.7 up front. Price wise the Minion is more, but I'm only concerned with grip in the hard pack w/loose dirt on top SoCal dirt. I'll be using them for day to day DH. I'm a fan of Maxxis, but I'm willing to change. So whats the best tire.