Thanks. This is a 26er but after consulting with my friend who has raced Cat 1 & 2 MTB in the North East this is the way to go. Everyone has their own opinion about which is better (26/29/650b) but I trust his knowledge. I'll be doing a few cat 3 races this year. Main goal is to have fun, but I also don't want to be DFL (dead f'ing last). I just need to get some good training in and drop this extra weight I put on over the Winter.