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Yes, HT works well as a general purpose machine. I've used a Hard Tail for everything. Harsh single Trails, Cross-country racing, 300km road trips. I found it works pretty well. I do recommend getting a suspension with 'lockouts' (A remote lockout even better, but at least manual lockouts). For road trips, I usually pump my tires to it's maximum. (65psi ...


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Short answer yes, a hard tail 29 would be a good fit for what you have described. And it sounds like you already have a fun FS bike and a road bike so it only makes sense. The equation N + 1 comes to mind, where N is the number of bikes you currently own. 29ers roll like nobody's business, they don't accelerate like a smaller tire but the roll over is ...



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