I'm about to but a new XC bike for general riding but also with the potential as a racer if I decide to have a go at that. I've settled on a Scott Scale.
I know I should test ride to make my mind up but nowhere near me is offering that and I'm in a hurry to take advantage of the sale prices on 2013 bikes!
I don't want a full on 29er debate but I was just wondering what people thought. I'm quite happy with a 26 wheel but in my vanity I always think an XL (which I need) looks silly with relatively small wheels! An XL 29er looks well proportioned. I'm also just up for a change. I'm not a particularly fast rider and not that skilful to be honest. I mostly ride Swinley. All my mates are saying stick with 26 but I'm quite keen on a 29er. Will I regret big wheels on slightly technical trails or is the lack of mobility on a 29er over-hyped by people loyal to 26. It also looks to me that the 29ers aren't really that much heavier? I'm also conscious that 29ers are so popular how they must be more than just marketing hype...?!
Anyone riden both Scale 920 and Scale 620?