I've been running Coda / Cannondale 2x9 cranks since they came out (not on Cannondales, mind you). The 44/29 is getting a bit tough, so I'm going to a 42/27 (using a Ritchey big chainring seen above) on one bike. An XT-level 12-36 for 9 speed would make the 44/29 more do-able.
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