Re: Okay if it were your money...
OK you asked for it.
If it were my $800 I would put some into a tune up on the bike i currently have. Suspension forks and v-brakes front and back. SBP shift kit and expansion chamber exhaust and a new seat. I be ridin' in high style then. Oh yeah, I'd probably paint it as well and my bike would be pretty as well as fast and fun.
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson