It's also more comfortable over long distance.
A lot of my riding this last month has been boring bridleway stuff, lots of foot/hoof printed surfaces that rarely see bikes which tent to polish these imperfections in the trail out over time. Tried it on a 26" bike and felt beaten by the end of my normal 20k loop, and felt slow the whole way round. The 29er felt fast and was faster, and I feel like I could go back out for another lap.
The other 50% of my riding is normaly on tight, techy singletrack. And wilst the Swift is no Pitch it's a dam sight better than it has any right to be on that kind of stuff. To the extent I often try out tracks on it first as it keeps them interesting at slow speeds and forces good line choices without getting bogged down like it's 26" predecessor. Then jumping back on the pitch and steamrollering the track!
Ohhh, and if you fancy a Singular Swift, drop me a mail, I've a medium in reasnoble condition, but fancy a large so will considder selling.