I commute to work on a road bike (6 miles) and last year I picked up a used MTB to ride the bike paths to work during the winter.
I met a man on trail riding a Surley Pugsley, you know the one with the monstrous tires. He raved about the large tires in the snow etc. I can't afford a pugsley but I was wondering if anyone has any experience riding a 29er in the snow. the tire has a larger diameter but will that necessarily help in the snow, especially hardpack trails? Is it worth the upgrade from a 26 to a 29er?