I know the opinions vary but would y'all recommend a 26 or 29er? I want to do anything from road to decent tails. And I'm thinking it will be a hard tail.
I'm 5'6ish" also.
Being that you are 5'6" I would probably not get a 29er. Test ride both if you can but a 29er will definitely feel bigger and with that big of wheel and that small of a frame I don't think you will like the geometry.