The Good: 1. Very little rolling resistance 2. Grippy shoulder knobs 3. Can be run at either end of the bike 4. Supportive sidewalls 5. No punctures 6. Wears slowly even on the road
The Bad: 1. Slightly heavy for its class
The Rampage resembles the Kenda Nevegals in many ways. This is a good thing because the tread design on the Nevegals is one of the best. However, unlike the Nevegals, the sidewalls are very supportive which allows you to run it at lower air pressures which is a true boon on hardtails. The supportive sidewalls have added a bit of weight to the equation. At 730 grams for the Rampage PR, it is in the ball park of the weight of the Nevegals. The PR (PunctureResistant), ASB (Anti Snakebite), and ZSG (Panaracers Natural Compound) all add up to a that has no flats. I have had these tires for almost 1.5 years and not a single flat despite riding through stuff that should've punctured. Grip is comparable to the Nevegals but add Kendas DTC or Stick-E and the Nevegals win. Also, the Nevegals are designed to roll in one direction but the Rampage can be turned around to see duty in the rear or in the front. Nice.
All in all, the Rampages are very similar to the Nevegals. I would run the PR/ASB Rampage in the rear where it would be more prone to Punctures and Snakebites but it's up to you. The Rampage PR in the rear and a Nevegal DTC in the front truly make an incredible trail/all mountain tire set.