29 inch wheels are one of the hot new trends in mtn biking right now but the jury is certainly still out in regards to them actually performing better than traditional 26″ wheels. My friend Steve just wrote an in depth analysis of the two. If you’re interested, check it out here:
I ran some similar tests last year and came to a similar conclusion; that 26″ wheels may be a bit faster but riding 29s is more fun. Of course, as the pic of me suggests, essentially, it’s not really about the bike anyway….