Specifically looking at the Santa Cruz Tallboy and the Niner Jet 9. Both are compatible with both wheel sizes and you can get them set up stock either way.
My current bike is an older FS 29er but have never ridden a 27.5+ bike. I plan to demo both but looking for first hand experiences.
I race very occasionally (short XC races and XTerra) so thats not a huge deciding factor.
Live in CO and ride all the terrain it has to offer although Iâ€™m getting a little less reckless as Iâ€™m getting older.