I am buying a 29er in the next month or so and I have it down to three choices. Giant XTC 1 , Specialized SJ EVO HT(basically the same as a Comp. 29er), and Scott Scale Elite. I own a Specialized and love it so I was looking to hear from anyone who might have one of these other bikes. A LBS has a sale on the Giants and I think it's a sharp looking bike. These bikes are in my price range and share some of the same components. The Specialized is a little more expensive. Hoping to get some feed back on the Giant most of all due to the sale going on.