29er hardtail MTBs: Bigger is better
29" wheels offer greater traction and once rolling, carry their speed better than smaller wheels. A hardtail with 29" wheels thus makes a great bike for cross country mountain biking, light enough to climb efficiently and thanks to the suspension fork and bigger wheels, comfortable when rolling over roots and stones. Thanks to these qualities, 29ers have conquered the market for XC and marathon mtb use in recent years. Many people also use 29ers for touring and the city with the suspension fork locked out.