In part one of my 26er status report, I picked five random bike companies and looked at their current lineups to see if they still made a decent bike with 26″ wheels.
I only found one company making 26″ wheel bike that wasn’t a DH bike or dirt jumper. And it was a 26+ bike – sort of a fat bike, but not quite – which is a pretty specialized type of bike. There were no bikes with 26 x 2.0″ tires on them for general trail riding.
But, we’re not done yet. You may not be able to buy a new 26″ bike, but can you instead upgrade your current 26″ bike? Just about every mountain biker wants to upgrade, so what can we buy to trick out our Schwinn Homegrown hardtail?