Santa Cruz will make an Al Tall Boy. Frame weighs in at 6.6# with shock. Add a BB and FD and, hey... no trying to fault the 429 for being portly! On the other hand, it does bode well if Pivot decides to venture into the CF world, too!

http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/tallboy/pr.html

I tried the Tallboy and was tempted... but just couldn't bring myself to go CF on a mountain bike.

In the end, I think the Pivot's a better design for my style of riding! (Good thing, too, or my wife'd kill me!)