I am in the market for a steel, 29er geared hard tail to mate with my Pivot Mach 429. Not lookinog to break the bank and go custom (eg Walt Works etc).. IN a perfect world, I would be able to land a steel HT w a Fox F100 shock and XT level drivetrain for around $2500... I am apparently delusional... The few steel bikes I have come across (Niner, Jamis) appear to have nice 853 frames but are spec'd w mid level SRAM and Rock Shox fork and prices at reputable shops are very close to full retail and exceed my price point... I am going ot be paitent and wait it out.. I even evalauted building up a frame....Just seems strange to me that Fox is gouging their loyal customers... $800 for a cross country fork.. Cmon' and fewer bike are spec'ing Fox these days... I am at a loss... So anyways, back to my point.... Any recommendations on stock Steel 29er HT bikes out there on the market outside of Niner and Jamis?? I plan to check out the FIsher...but once again..No Fox available UGH!!!