OK, so I'm choosing (was choosing) parts/frame for my new project and find the paucity of choices compared to 26ers a bit of a head scratcher. So where are the choices? Is the market too insignificant for manufacturers to offer product? How does one rectify this state of affairs? WHY NOT VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLAR. As I reflect on the amount that I'll be spending this year on my cycling fetish the big bucks are going into the 29 category. This is consistently one of the most popular forums on this site and this should speak to something, right? So, perhaps if we can demonstrate where the money goes the industry will wake up and follow. I'll start with my estimated total for the next four months. Shudder, swallow, jerk......$2500.00. I allow myself one new bike per year. This year it's a 29er. Where does your cycling ching go?