In reply to the previous post, I just bought a Specialized AWOL (I know, I know, I got it for less than shop cost) that will fit 29x2.2 tires. I bought the Comp which has the Reynolds 725 steel frame, is compatible w either s/s or belt drive or traditional drivetrain. Mine is setup 2x10 SRAM Apex stis w an x9 rd (48-34 11-36). So far I like it. It has a very short (75) stem that I'll be swapping to a 90 at some point. I'll post a separate thread at some point about the bike. They sell a frame/fork for somewhere around $700
To the OP, nice bike! Enjoy it!