There is currently a lot of chatter going on around 29ers and they are becoming ever more popular and with every bike brand seeming to jump on the band wagon..Im wondering what real peoples experiences are of them.
It seems to me (so Ive been told) that the riding that I do, Ill benefit from one. Trouble is I also have another couple of bike things in my head..
The whole thing about rigid forks and 29ers doesnt seem to stack up for me - I ride a Kona Blast HT and without the front suspension fork (its knackered, but you get the point) it wouldnt appear to take any bumps at all..
I have also been reading a lot of biking stuff recently and have thought about avoiding the main stream brands now ( I have owned Konas most of my life) and am thinking about a niner (way too expensive) an on one - Id have to go to the showroom to try it out - up North (Im in the South of the UK) or looking at something else
Would really love to hear your thoughts on:
29ers in general (I am aware of all the articles and sites on them but want to hear from every day mtb'ers)
Rigid forks and 29ers
Buying a niche brand bike or sticking with a manufacturer like Kona - could go for the Kahuna or Trek - could go for the Cobia or Scott