After much thought I have decided to get a 29er. I have never really paid them much attention til my friend brought his Hardtail to the Dyfi and had a great time on it. It convinced me that they are a lot of fun and that i want one!
I am not tall. I have been looking at the BeOne HTs on Merlin as they seem bargains but they start 17" with a long TT which would be a fraction too long for my tastes. I have really taken a liking to the Kenesis FF29 which I would definately look into getting (once I sell my DH bike). However are there other nice builds out there? What do the shorter gentlemen of STW ride?
I was considering a 27.5 too but having 2 x 26"s already would the 27.5 be that different? What I would be looking for is a 29 - 27.5 Trail Hardtail, not specifically a XC racey style bike.