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Since both the bikes you link to are mountain bikes, you seem to be primarily concerned with wheel size or frame size. But the two wheel sizes are the same = 700c is, more or less, a rim size, while 29" is the outer diameter of the tyre (except that obviously you can get different width "29er" tyres and that affects outside diameter). That confusion is why ...


I'm assuming you mean a cyclocross frame vs mtb 29er frame. Generally road bike will be more maneuverable in tight areas, like when you are cutting lanes. The geometry is better suited to that. Also every 29er bike I've ever ridden has monstrously wide handlebars when compared to a road bikes handlebars. For maximum speed, road bikes will win that one as ...

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