It is the standard UK spec, with 36 x 12 gauge spokes, and 152mm cranks.
I am just back from my first ride on it. I was out for about 4 miles, and it took 1/2 an hour. I managed to free mount about five times when I was out, and I made it first time each time. I even managed a couple of short steep hills with out stopping.
First impressions are very good, with a bit more practice I think I will get a bit faster and smoother.
Awesome. I love both my 36er and 29er. I actually ride the same kind of terrain on both - long distance and muni. But the 29er is better in the mud, it’s lighter, and easier to hop on (and less high to fall from). The 36er averages a faster speed and feels wonderfully smooth.
I’ve kitted both out with a T7 handle, which I felt I wanted to add once I started doing longer distances. I fitted a calliper brake to the 29er but I’m still fine-tuning that.