At last year’s Interbike, it was hard not to notice that 26″ cruisers were having their moment in the sun.
Companies were adding 26″ cruisers to their lineups, left and right, and it was hard not to turn your head and see that this bandwagon was growing.
If this year’s show is any indication, this trend is in no danger of abating…and might even be picking up more steam.
There were companies that have had a 26″ in their lineup for a while, like Volume with their Hessian complete (in two colorways!) to companies either adding a 26″ to their lineup or refining existing models to give them more appeal.
Eastern Bikes is even back on the scene again…and wouldn’t you guess it…they have a 26″, the Growler, in their lineup. (That being said, the rep said it’s high-ten steel and made strictly for light cruising.)
And we’ve already seen We The People’s new 26″ Avenger.
Which kinda brings it all back full circle. Last year, when I first noticed this trend at Interbike I made the comment:
All in all, it’s good to see so many big wheel choices for riders to choose from in the 2016 lineups.