I wonder if anyone knows of a 29er frame that has clearance for at least 2.5 tires that will take a compact (50/34) road crankset? Preferably steel.
Thanks everyone for your contributions! Some were actually really helpful, some not so much lol; thanks anyway for taking your time to post.
So, to summarise, there isn't a 29er frame that will take a compact road crankset, or at least people don't know about it. However there are workarounds which will ALMOST achieve my desired result. Thanks everyone!
P.S. I'll update this post if I find a frame like that, I wouldn't bet on it coz of clearance + chainline issues