Here's an option for entry level track bikes. I'm not sure how long it's been available. I just noticed it.
The Schwinn Sprint is made of Reynolds 853 for those into steel. It has decent entry level components. It's a good option for those looking for a real track geometry*. It's also decked out with brakes for street use.
MSRP is $1000, but Performance has them for $850 with brakes and $800 without.
*Bikes with track geometry will handle better on the banks of the velodrome at higher speeds.
Originally Posted by gtrob
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.