Excuse the slightly tongue in cheek title, but an explanation:
Came to mountain biking via my Airnimal Rhino with 20″ wheels. Then bought a Kona 29er rigid singlespeed for Swinley duties, which I love. Was planning on a FS 29er later this year. Possibly an Orange 5.
Found myself in a bike shop on Wednesday and fondled a Cannondale Scalpel. Carbon, light, beautiful, my size… and not ridiculously expensive. And vastly better specced than the 29er’s I would expect to buy.
So should I? Would the light carbon Scalpel in 26″ wheels be all the bike I need? This for trail centre duties and XC racing (hope to improve on my recent outings on the singlespeed).
I’d welcome comments. As I said, I have no experience of 26ers (other than my tandem!). So my experience is quite possibly unique.