I'm looking at trying a 29er and, although I love the look of the Salsa El Mariachi, it is a bit expensive.
Surly Karate Monkey frame and fork can be had for less than £300 and so can Inbreds with a Salsa rigid fork. Any comments on these two or others for about the same price? I want to run gears and ideally would like rack mounts too.
I'm shifting bits from a 2007 clockwork, so if anyone is interested in a swap of frame, forks, wheels etc let me know.