Ive got a Status 1 with the stock xfusion shock and fork, its great for man made stuff like drops,jumps and berms, but its crap in comparison to other dh/fr bikes ive ridden in terms of pedaling and over rough stuff like rocks and roots!

Is this an issue that can be solved by upgrading the rear shock and fork?

This never used to bother me but as my riding is improving and im getting faster these things seem to be making themselves known.