Originally Posted by One Wheel Good
Being new to distance I don't have a vast amount of experience to drawn on, but seems as though most go for the 36" option. The hills would be easier on the 29 though.
I'm finding the hill climbing tough on my 36'er with 125's, but I am slowly building up my power. In a perfect world I would like to have tried a 29" Schlumpf.
36" with 125s is the perfect uni for this ride IMO.
There are only two really significant hills (Ditchling and one about halfway, can't remember exactly where), the rest of the ride is undulating but anyone with reasonable fitness should be able to ride it all. Even if you walk a few hills the big wheel/short cranks will make the rest of the ride much easier. It's certainly doable on a 29er but there are some long sections where 29ers will struggle to keep up.