I bought a trance x2 29er last year. I've changed to a shorter stem, changed bars and did what I could to make it more comfortable. I'm 5'8 about 180. 30 inch inseam and I'm on a small frame. No matter what, I feel like I'm on top of the bike causing me to not have enough leverage to toss it around through trails or in the air. My lbs carry Scott, spec, and trek and they are not any better. Nobody had any 650's when I bought this, so I don't know if the smaller wheel size will help. I do like the bike but is there anyway to adjust anything to help this. I can flat spin 3's, manual for days, hop on picnic tables, etc on a bmx. On this it feels like I'm fighting it to get where I want it.