I'm in the market for a new full susser and I can't help but feel that 26 inch wheels are on their way out. Would I be buying into a dying breed? Sure, there are still plenty left and the burlier the bike the less likely it is to have 29in wheels, but the 2013 range of bikes have really taken 29ers to heart. Scott's Genius doesn't even have a 26er option, non-Evo Stumpy's are 29er only as far as I can see and the whole industry seems to be putting a lot of chips on them. I reckon it will only take a couple of World Cup downhill wins and Cam Zink back flipping a 650B/29er and the 26er will be as good as dead.
In a few years being seen on a 26inch bike will be the MTB fashion statement equivalent of narrow bars and long stems Anyone else feel this or will the market sustain both for many many years?