I have a chance to get one in amazing condition, less than a year old, for an amazing price (from a good friend...). I have not spent timeon trails using anything with wheels this big. The bike fits me well, I am just curious what people's experience has been with transitioning to larger wheels.
I do a lot of single track riding in the woods of east Texas and out in the hill country. Nothing too technical.
I know about 4 people off top of my head that has a 29ner, they love it!! The guy that runs the local bike shop here says it takes one and half extra rotation on the pedal to regain cadence compared to a 26in. I wish I could tell you more but I haven't rode one, yet. If the bike fits you, then go for it! Base on the raving reviews it gets, I may end up building a 29ner one day instead rebuilding my current bike, but I'm looking hard at a 650. (27.5 inch wheels) It will be awhile before I start building one.