29er full suspension bikes are definitely not new to the market. They’ve been on the market since the early 2000s when Fisher Bikes came out with WTB-tire equipped suspension bike for shredding the hills around Mount Tam in Marin County, California. In fact, it’s been almost 3 years since the first 29er won a World Cup DH race. So you might be asking yourself, “Why all of the sudden attention?” While the wheel size on this bike isn’t new, the 29er category is expanding rapidly. New carbon fiber 29er mountain bikes (like the Arktos 29 and Arktos 29 ST) are entering the market each week, and more and more top World Cup racers like Greg Minnaar and Loris Vergier are switching to the big wheels. Is it possible then that 2020 will be the year of the 29er? Only time will tell, but here are 5 reasons why you should consider a 29-inch full suspension mountain bike in your quiver next year.