29er wheels roll over obstacles much easier than 26" wheels. 29er riders quickly notice that they no longer avoid roots, ruts, rocks, stumps, ect.... Furthermore, with the more forgiving 29er wheels, designers soon realized that they needed less suspension to obtain the same feel as a 26" bike, which in turn improves the efficiency of the bike as there's less pedals bob. Generally a 29er mountain bike with 100-120mm travel has a very similar feel to that of a 26" bike with 140mm travel.
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