Looking for some advice...26 vs 29er.
Hello all, from Juneau, Alaska.
I've decided I am going to do the Little Su 50k (www.susitna100.com - website is down though) this February.
I currently have a Rocky Mountain Thin Air mtb, and a Kona Smoke. Both have the 26" rims/tires.
A couple of questions...
Is upgrading to a 29er going to benefit me when riding in the snow? Not talking about on ice, but on snow-packed trails, snowmachine trails, etc. Are 29" tires that much wider than a 26", or is it more the diameter of the wheel that is the benefit?
What's the lowest cost I could get into a 29er (not SS!) for? This is important because with a family stable of 10+ bikes, cost justification to the financial manager (aka my wife) can be tricky.
Anyone here done the Little Su 50k or the Susitna 100? If so, how was it? :)
Thanks for your help!