I was very hesitant to convert from a 26 (to a 29). My first 29 (a non-Giant) confirmed my thoughts that 29's were simply too big for narrow Michigan trails,,I sold that 29 and was intent on buying a 26 until a friend recommended the XTC.. Long story short, I bought one (XTC 1) and love it !! it handles like a 26 but rolls over everything. Great job Giant.

Only question, any thoughts on making the XTC in a 650 ?, my sons a bit smaller than me and we may want to try that size out.