By all accounts the bike manufacturers are developing a new wheel size, a 30” beast called ‘my wheel is bigger than yours.” Nah, of course they’re not, because ultimately it doesn’t really matter what you ride. Your bike should be comfortable, well built and ideal for the terrain that you ride most frequently. Add to that the retro scene, where lots of people seem to be buying up old 26ers in order to recapture the awesome ride feel that a 26” bike gave and yes, still does.
Yes, you’ve probably guessed it, I have 3 x 26” mountain bikes in my collection, with 2 x 27.5ers also hanging up. I’m not sad, nor lonely, I don’t go to counselling or wear a duffle coat even in spring and I don’t collect stamps, albeit I think stamps are kinda cool. I do however see no reason to change a bike that rides perfectly well when I have other priorities in life – yes, in truth I do have a life outside of bikes, it’s called a family and it’s a great reality checker, especially where finance is concerned. I guess that the truth is that nobody can justify a bike change simply because the wheel might be a slight bit larger, especially when ultimately you still have a very good bike. Yes, life is about priorities and not about folowing trends – be yourself and feel the freedom from the social media crowds.