My first chance to try out a 29'r Always leary of going that route (no one around here has one, never seen one in person before) I got to ride one of the New Bianchi Rita 29" SS. I was very impressed, not at all like like I was thinking. It got going easy, and handled well. It would take some getting used to the height. I felt like I was riding an 8" FR bike around.
But I am going to convert!! The SASS is going..........

Bob