Looking at some footage of previous Tours (youtube, etc.) it wasn't that long ago that racers were sporting either steel or aluminum bikes, and winning big races.
As the cost of current top level carbon frames are pretty sky high, I'm wondering how many of you that do racing (occasionally or more) have steel, aluminum, mixed (steel/cf or alu/cf) or full carbon frames.
What does the typical racer pay out of pocket (not sponsored) for a fully equipped, fairly reliable (more than one season) bike and which components are most used (DA, Sram, Campy (Chorus, Record))? And is this the same bike you ride each week to train with or do you use a different bike?