As the RM Slayer is laid up while I wait for a replacement shock link, I decided to give my 29er a try. Its a GT Peace fully rigid (see the pic for the err..stunning colour scheme) so I was a little apprehensive.
Anyway it was great! Heading up the first climb seemed surprisingly easy given my lack of fitness. We set off down the Black section and apart from a little jarring that wasn't a problem either. As the trail wore on my hands were getting sore, and the final descent got so bad that I couldn't cover the brakes and hold the bars (it was one or the other)
All in all though I was very impressed by the traction on offer. It wasn't as difficult to steer through twisty singletrack as I'd been led to believe either, you do need to manhandle it a little more than a 26" wheeled bike though.
Off now to rest my weary arms :)