Yeah, not much love for the 26 anyone I talk to in person either. The frame can take a 27.5+, they have other trims of the same frame with 'em, but double the cost. Not sure the fork that comes on this one will clear a 27.5.
I figured I could swap wheelsets later. Just drawn to the steel I guess
I can't find another steel hardtail in that price range unless I'm missing something?