Was cycling to work a few weeks back and got knocked off my bike, guy just didn't see me and said he would pay for the repairs, needed a new front wheel as it was totalled (looked like a banana) and a few other bits and adjustments. Guy was good for his word and paid for the repairs.
HOWEVER gone to collect bike from local bike shop this morning and they have been broken into and mine is part of the haul. Shop owner says he will sort it all (either on his insurance or not). While chatting he suggested a 29er as I am 6ft 4. I Don't do anything extreme, cross local fields, back roads, some trails in the peak district and trips to Cannock chase both normal tracks and 'follow the dog'.
What do people think to the 29er idea?
My bike was a Scott XL frame, rockshox forks, XT crankset and XTR cassette,front and rear derailleurs and dual control shifters.
The LBS is a Merida (mainly road bikes I think) and Lapierre dealer and the guy has said the dealer has offered to help him out on stock for customers bikes.
Just wondering what people think, should I go 29er or stick with a 26?