Go to any of the big online bike shops now and the majority of 26 inch bikes you’ll see are either designed for slopestyle or kids. If you want a grater selection of 26 inch bikes there are second hand markets, but if you’re after a new 26 inch trail mountain bike your options are a bit more limited.
Here are five options of 26 inch trail mountain bikes you can still buy:
Commencal Meta SL 3 26
We’re currently on the V4.2 of the Meta dynasty but Commencal still has some of the older models available to buy. The SL 3 26 is the only one left with 26 inch wheels, it’s also only available in medium. The bike is currently 50 per cent off though and comes in at around £1,200, which definitely makes up for the lack of choice.
Cotic BFe 26
Nicknamed Fast Freddie, this is a hardtail designed for hard riding. Dirt jumps, 4x or general trail ragging, this burly steel hardtail should take it in its stride. Cotic even reckon you could fit a 160mm fork and take on the Megavalanche!