My name's Alex. I live in the northern part of the lower peninsula of Michigan. I've been mountain biking for a few years on a 1998 Walmart Huffy mountain bike that used to belong to my dad. I'm 21 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, and 170 pounds. The terrain that I ride usually ride consists of fire roads and single tracks.
The bike shop closest to me (I've been living in Detroit this summer, doing an internship) carries Specialized bikes, and I took a test drive on a Rockhopper with disc brakes. The one I tried had 26" wheels and a 100mm travel fork. I liked it a lot. I was curious if a 29er with an 80mm fork would have better quality ride or not? Does anyone have any experience comparing a 26/100mm versus a 29/80mm?
I was looking at getting my new bike in the next few weeks, or before the end of the year at the latest. Thanks for any help.