I used a 29er when in So California for my riding.
Was planning on mostly riding the trails.
Did a few trips on the road & fell in love with cycling & riding the 29er on roads.
Over 1000 miles riding. Great vacation.
Back to Alaska & bought a 29er and am riding the roads, (during "break-up"trails right now are marginal ).
For me the bigger tires give a softer ride. Shock on the front is nice too. (can lock it out when needed )
Comfort is the biggest concern for my old back & body
I know I'm not as fast as if I had a road bike but don't think I'm that far behind.
Bike is heavier, but if I keep riding, maybe I'll get light to compensate. LOL
I inflate to 45# for the road & when the trails open up, will drop the pressure to 30 or so (have pump onboard)
Working good for the sandy gravely bike trail & road berms .
Got about 90 +/- miles on the bike so far, just mounted a speedometer / odometer / trip logger.
my 29er tire is 90.625" for 1 revolution (2301 mm)
Anyone else using a 29er for their all around paved roads & trail riding?