Okay so this isn’t about blowing my own trumpet but more about proving Styli (the Santa Cruz distributor) wrong. See Styli lives in Nelson and Nelson has a tonne of switchbacks. Actually a tonne is an understatement. Anyway there’s a a particular trail called Supplejack (which rules by the way) that has some really tight ones, so tight that Styli thought that a 29er couldn’t make it round them all, especially my XL Tallboy. Now I don’t like getting involved in the pro/con 29er debate, I just know I love my bike and that it fits. So this post is a bit of a friendly middle finger at Styli that an XL 29er can make every switchback on Supplejack (I have an impartial witness). Trumpet blown.