Originally Posted by doyle
That is a question to which I do not (yet) have an answer.
I think I can pretty safely state we will not see Cyril Despres on a Speedbrain 450RR, but I don't think that is due to financial reasons.
Dreaming of Dakar
Everyone has a max speed, 90% of that max speed is much safer and easier, and if that 90% speed isn't fast enough at Dakar, you enter the snowball. - neduro