thats a mental price. Just checked the UK price and it £4000 and £7000 for the full bike considering the Morewood Makulu with a bos shock is £2900 and is considered by most to be very much in the realm of stupidly expensive boutique bikes. I cant see Trek selling too many compared to a V10 which is the same price as the alloy version was. Im sure there will be a price revision for 2013 but with everything there will be people who pay over the odds to be the first to have it.
Yep, and perhaps on the other side of the equation the supply is not intended to be that high. Maybe they want it to be exclusive. They make all their money on commuter bikes anyway.
It is sad though that the amateur racer (like me) can no longer afford a top of the line "F1" level bike anymore. At least not from some companies. I guess it was inevitable. Thankfully my Legend is not holding me back in any regard and seems as though it will last a good long while.
Trek isn't shooting for a corvette right now, they're going for ferrari - sure, the corvette might be as fast as the ferarri, but people will still spend 4x more on the ferrari because it is a ferrari.