29er vs 27.5 the hype around both bikes the pros and cons OMG. what do you do what do you get!!!!
Currently own a 40lb Giant Reign X1. Tried a Giant Trance X 29er size small demo, 5 in travel. lock out. Fell in Love. After 3hrs of riding was as tired as I am after 1hr of riding my Riegn. Got to ride things I normally walk, cause I do not have the strength to propel my machine over while climbing. Still had the angles I love (not cross country angles) And even came with an automatic seat post. HEAVEN. Riding became so enjoyable and so freaking easy. price is $2700.00 for the Giant Trance X1
Due to it being a Demo, had only so much time. So didnt have opportunity to do techinical down or tight switch back ups and down or any roughing it up.
Checking out the bike shops they all talk about the next bike is the 27.5. agility, nimbleness etc. The next bike I want to own needs to be A) LIGHTER no more than 30lbs .B) Last me another 4 years C) I want to beable ride northshore technical climbs and go down things with confidence with EASE.
If I was to do bike park I have my reign for now, or can rent.
Opionions Please. Do the 29er riders do you notice a big difference between the 26 and 29 doing the type of terrain I described I want to beable to do?
And if you know of any more bike demo days please tell.