I'm thinking about picking up a Karakoram as a 2nd/buddy bike. None of the LBS near me have any in store to test out, but I was told a while back that usually you go down one frame size when going from a 26" to a 29er.
I used to have an Avalanche and the from looking at the geometry differences it seems like I may be able to stay in the same frame size (L).
To those how have gone from an Avalanche to a Karakoram (or own both), did you have to go down in frame size or where you able to stay the same? How did the 29er bike feel to you in comparison?