"In decline" was the term used by the head honcho at my LBS the other day, noting that they don't stock many SRAM-equipped bikes because his customers want Shimano. He said it's a trend everywhere, and that SRAM's popularity is waning. He didn't say anything negative about their quality or customer service- in fact, he complimented them- but said it was entirely driven by customer demand.
In perusing the Spesh and Orbea sites, it appears that Spesh still has as many SRAM-configured bikes as they've always had, but Orbea has definitely removed SRAM from it's stable... I think they only have one SRAM-Red equipped bike in the line-up. I didn't look at any of the other bike brand sites. I know many of the top pro teams use SRAM, but I'm sure they're paid to do so.
So, do you think my LBS was correct? Is SRAM "in delcline?"