Nah, from the first five seconds I stepped on a dirt road I knew that the problem was the same as on the XR, a very flexible frame. I was simply incredulous that something like that could be happening in this day and age, and wanted to verify my conclusions with some other knowldgeable people first. Yeah, why not? What is an upgraded suspension going to buy me? I won't enjoy the bike on dirt roads anyway because of the frame issues, so for asphalt the stock suspension is adequate. Why is this a mystery? Once you accept the limitations of the bike, you adjust your expectations accordingly, and you enjoy the ride within that narrow envelope. I have had some great times on the DR! I have also had some frustrating times on it, but this just means that I'm looking forward to the next bike with even greater anticipation.