Re: large framed recommendations ???
Not reflecting on comments already posted on this thread but more overall. I've seen where I think sometimes wheel size and frame size get confused. 29ers are not necessarily bigger bikes. I built a Diamondback Edgewood for my wife with 700c wheels (same diameter as 29er wheels) with a 15" frame. It rolls nice and fits her at 5'2". That model Diamondback comes in 2" frame increments from 15' up to 21" which is what I would want.