This may be crazy but I cherish my ride season and my old bike is giving me trouble. Need a new bike now! Would like to keep the total price under $5k. I'm not excited about the carbon S build for that price. Looking at building an alloy from the frame up but the dealer is telling me they won't be available until October or so. Could buy a complete alloy S build but still stuck with some parts I don't like. I'm wondering if anyone has ever purchased a direct to consumer bike with better parts (for the price), then swapped them over to their Santa Cruz frame of choice and sold off the old frame. Seems nuts but wondering if I could achieve my goals of getting on something good to ride for the rest of summer, getting a better build kit for the HT2 swap in the fall and keeping the price under my budget. My list of affordable donor 29ers with good parts and a reduced offset forks is short. The YT Capra might be the one. Bonus is the Capra frame is nice on it's own so would probably be easy to sell off later or just keep if I really like it.