Despite the progenitor of this here social content platform, the bike photos are coming in at 2006 Tumblr speed. So I'm just going to break it down for y'all so you know what to look for.
WTB made their own version of the Challenge Strada in 27.5" 47c (I know that makes no sense) and now everybody and their fixie brand is pivoting hard into rando/gravel/adventure/allroad ect. This is cool, because that means more tires from Compass as Jan desperately tries to cling to some kind of market share while maintaining "journalistic integrity".
On the flip size of that literally every tire maker is flush with new "mixed terrain" molds, although with the exception of Panasonic they are almost all 700c x 38-48mm. That's cool and all, it's going to a couple years for more manufacturers to roll out bikes that will fit them. Meanwhile, anybody with a disc specific cross bike can just buy a grey market 650b disc wheelset and get they pneumatic suspention on.
Fatbikes are dead in the water, as are cross country mountain bikes, and Plus tires are the new regime. Even Surly decided they were leaving cash on the table and rejiggered their stalwart 9er to shoehorn on these B+ jobbies that everybody's jizzing over. At this point it doens't matter too much what size rims you want to run as long as you're cool with 35mm wide and at least a 2.6" tire. So the big question is whether the established players can convince a sufficient number of people to trade in their "retro" hardtails for the same geometry Evil/Norco/On One/DMR and others have been pushing for the last 20 years or so.
Carbon fiber has reached commodity status. Pretty cool if you're into that. Not so nice for so called boutique brands who bet the farm on euro pro nostalgia. Titanium is more or less on the same level. High end aluminum is all but nonexistent save for a few well marketed brands in California. Cheap steel is abundant, but unless you're a metallurgist you would be hard pressed to tell one brand of 4130 from another. Thanks to point and click cad software and every frame builder posting hundreds of process photos online, you can now have your very own Bridgestone clone with press fit whatever and the supplest imperial fork blades money can buy. Sorry Toei.
So what's next? More generic road disc bikes with matching Enve forks. Super light, vertically compliant grinduro bikes with 70s road bike geometry and insufficient tire clearance. Surly Instigator frames with 650b wheels. Rando inspired touring bikes with oversized tubes. And ebikes. So many feckin ebikes. 90% of them will look like the hybrid turds your mom rode in the late 90s. And they'll weigh about 60 lb.
So what can we actually get excited about? Pinion drive gearbox frames look pretty sweet. Road race bs aside, we finally have hydraulic brakes for drop bars. More companies are actually building forks with usable braze ons. We're flush with top shelf Bikepacking kit. Steel is still real. The Radavist still seems to get decent traffic without completely bending over for Specialed. So if you're not too particular about getting rich off selling bikes the outlook is pretty good.