Kauk and MaxiThad have both been on me to look into the new Surly Krampus. I must admit that I'm slightly, make that very interested in this 29+ beast. Since I'm far from being the fastest guy on the block, why not put the fun back in riding? The Krampus, to me, is a big kids BMX (set-up single speed of course). If I could get over the monstrous price/weight, I think the Krampus might be my next bike...but not until after the Monster CX build mentioned in the post below, although the Krampus might be a sweet drop bar machine. Surly, you had me with "shit-eating grin".