Love my Duc, 800 is right size for me. I mostly use this for short hops and weekend play riding. I would love to upgrade the suspension but am not willing to put $1200+ into this bike to get it to where it needs to be. There are other bikes in this range that are cheaper, have more power, better suspension, better servicing intervals etc. I love the style and simplicity. Just wish there was a quality shock for 300 clams or so, and something could be done with the forks as well. I would drop 400-600 into this bike but not 1200.