Okay...so this One Cycles thread has piqued my interest. I've heard good things about companies like Evil and Misfit. (even Carver could make mention) What other lesser known frame manufacturers are there that are freakin' bomber schweet?
Of course I do . And if I was going to build a hardtail on purpose, I'd pick a Vagrant. I like the combination of do-it-all hardtail frame with a gravity-bike-slack head tube angle. That would be my kind of hardtail - - if ever there was such a thing.