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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:13 pm 
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I think once the market starts to actually understand that a very big proportion of customers are not the size of an average man but shorter and smaller it can make a difference for 26" wheels. They just fit small people better

even on road/touring/etc bikes the frame geometries would make much more sense in sizes 40-50cm if they had 26" wheels. some manufacturers have started making smaller sizes with 650b and a few even with 26es but its not widely out there yet

and as for mountain bikes in general i think 26" DH rigs and 26" dirt bikes will make a comeback at some point =)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:18 pm 
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I thought 26 inch wheels still had a strong market in the international bike touring set?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:51 am 
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You can’t have it both ways as either 27.5 is so close to 26” it makes no difference or 26” will always have a market due to short arses.


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