This is not a "should I buy it?" thread, so please don't burn me. I ride a 2009 Giant Transend LX with all the typical commuter equipment, and I'm not in the market for a new bike. I ride 18 miles round trip through suburbs from a house to a college campus, and then lock up outside the college rec center.
I am, however, interested in the trend of increasingly expensive "commuter" bikes. One that struck me recently was the Cannondale Quick Carbon 1, a full carbon bike over 2,000 bucks...
but since there are so many Kona Dew (and variants) fans on these forums, I wonder what everyone thinks of the new Super Dew (2010). Too much carbon for a commuter bike? It's 2,500, which seems strange to even sell as a commuter option. I'd be afraid to even lock that up in my office, which is a real office (not a cubicle)- there are still cleaning people, maintenance people, IT, etc.
Thoughts? Is this a trend that just caters to new riders with lots of cash, or would any of the serious commuters really consider such a bike?