I seriously want a new hardtail 29er and have thought long and hard about Spot bikes, but the belt drive, no matter what they say, makes me nervous. I also REALLY don't like that the right side chain stay was cut to make belt replacement possible. I haven't been able to find a SS 29er with a squishy front end at my local shop and they are not that keen on building one up for me.
I have been online, but other than a custom build, I haven't found anything but rigid 29ers. I like my disc breaks and front end travel. What or the hardtail options right now? Opinions on them?