I'm a newbie to biking and when I got my bike (2010) it was 26" wheels/tires. My wife is now hooked and I want to get her something new (she has an old beater), but I literally cannot find a road/city/hybrid that isn't 700c.
We are short stature (5'7" and she is 5'5") and once fitted for our frame size... the 700c units are just dopey/stupid-looking. Not to mention bigger than they need to be... at least for us. I can see why they are good for taller people, but what are shorter folks to choose from?
I assume we can buy any 700c bike and swap to smaller wheels/tires, but that is going to be far more money than makes sense.
I've checked all the usual big brands (Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, Giant, Scott, Novara, Jamis, Raleigh, etc.) and haven't found any models we like that aren't 700c. :