I want to replace my old MTB. I was going to go with a standard 26' but a friend suggested I check out 29'ers. I will use the bike for urban riding, light trail riding, short commuting, and most importantly riding in the snow as my road bike becomes useless in the winters here. All of the benefits a 29er grant seem to be in line with what I'll be using the bike for so I don't think there is a problem there.
I'm going to try and find a 29er to ride just to make sure I like the feel but my main questions are:
Does the 29' wheel create better traction on snow b/c of increased contact or is a 26' better?
Do 29ers tend to get more flats than 26ers?
Thanks so much