I know its boring, but i'm in a right "do i/don't i" situation. Sold my 26 FS Stumpy a year ago and jumped on the 29er bandwagon riding a Cotic Solaris. I'm now seriously thinking about going back to a 26 FS. As such, thought i seek the STW consensus...
I really like the Solaris (and the Cotic brand), but miss the 'pop' of an FS. I ride mainly Chiltern singletrack, Bracknell/Swinley with a couple of trips to Wales a year.
Not sure of the benifit of a 29er FS for what i ride, and if we are honest the Cotic is probably perfect for what i do, but at the end of every ride it just feels like i haven't had as much fun as when on a 26 FS.
Probably look at a Zesty/Camber/EX 8 and the like.
All constructive comments welcome.