This biggest biking event of the year (well maybe Cycle Oregon is close) is going to be held in Bend, OR on Saturday, May 18. It'll be my first time to witness the happenings and I am anxious to see the bike set-up these guys use. There are 4 bike shops in Bend and you have to stand in line to get waited on because of the people buying parts and just getting their bikes set-up for this one day event.
The guy, just before me in line, had a pair of new wheels in his hand and the register ring was $1050. My whole bike was $1200! There is also "install by appointment only" a gadget that goes on the handle bar that must weigh two #'s that allows the rider to rest his arms on some padded thing and his hands to reach out over the front wheel. Wonder if I need one of those?
The bike of choice is CX for this event - way exceeding MTB's - must be the weight difference? or gearing?
Just thought you might be interested.