So i've been commuting by bicycle for 6 weeks and pretty much plan to stick with it. Also have been getting into it a bit as a hobby and have been hitting a few trails near by. Mostly have been road biking however. I have a pretty solid import which I plan to keep as a loaner but am looking to invest a dual mtb/commuter. Price range would be 8-1400 but preferably closer to 1 k. I don't really need front shocks but wouldn't be opposed to them if they're quality. Prefer flat or riser bars but could always change that on my own in future. Needs to be able to take a beating (I'm trying to have fun with it). Ultimately I'm going to go around to the tons of portland bakeshops and try out bikes till I find one I really gel with, but I really have little idea where to start. My current bike has 32" wheels and I'd like to go with something much smaller for more maneuverability on trails.