1. Rolling over pretty much anything became much easier
  2. Because of this no obstacle seemed as difficult and therefore my confidence was boosted significantly
  3. When climbing while all the 29ers I rode have been heavier than my Gunner the ascent became easier due to less sliding and slipping around on uphill roots etc.
  4. Because of all or most of the above I was able to concentrate more on my technique rather than feeling like I had to muscle my bike through the trail.