Looking at new full suss bikes as mine is dying.
Was wondering what wheel size people would go for. Largely I'm not that bothered about how much better a 29er is supposed to roll compared to a 26er. My biggest concern is that I don't believe the bike industry will support 3 wheel sizes in the future so at least one is going to lose out. I would be after a do it all bike to do everything from xc racing, all day mountain trips (lakes and cheviots), trail centres, and endurance racing. Currently I do this on a stumpjumper fsr 140mm so something similar to this. So far I have kept my bikes for 4 to 5 years.
29ers all seem to be quite racey with steep angles etc. I know a few are coming out that are more generic suited to what I want and these seem the obvious choice. It would also be possible to mix and match with my commuter and cx as these are effectively the same size.
26er- I like em but choices are running out. I still can't see this standard disappearing because so many people have so many bikes in this size. Also I have lots of tyres and wheels available.
27.5" Seems to becoming more popular but will it replace a 26" standard? Seems too close to the 29er.