Just wanted to give a shout out to a site I found online, Hammerhead Bikes. I didn't know they existed until I ran across their name in the Niner forum, so I thought I'd throw it out here too.

Hammerhead Bicycles - Austin's Dirty Little Secret

Scott Robertson really took the time to answer all my rookie Niner questions and emailed me personally when my frame was shipped. I think they only cater to 29ers as well (also Intense, Lynskey and their own Hammerhead brand). Now I'm waiting to save up to get the RIP 9 RDO from them too!