Originally Posted by david_z
not super in to it, but I have been MTBing for 15 years or so. I don't get out on the trails nearly as much as I get out on the slopes in the winter, though... This year looking to buy a new bike, torn between a sweet looking long-travel (140mm) hardtail 26er or trying to frankenbike a long-travel 29er for a few hundred bucks more...
Go with a 29er then if you need hardtail.