I had my first ride on the T29 and I was impressed with the overall ride quality, this bike rolls over crud ,rock gardens, roots, all without any effort. At 28 lb it climbs very well and fast berms feel like the bike is on rails. The angles are phenomenal and the bike is very nimble in tight turns. However I can truly feel the flex in the rear, off camber sections, 45 degree roots and abrupt change of direction and you can really feel the rear end noodle out. I will have it out on some real tough off camber trails on Wednesday, the infamous don valley ridge trails. This should be the acid test for this frame. This is my first VP bike so I guess there has to be a adjustment period before I can get comfy on the bike. Time will tell .