- One upgrade on the Superfly is they went from Bontrager cranks to XT crankset. Why not XTR for that price? I also wonder what happened to the Superfly SS. Maybe next year mear mortals can get it?
The Shimano XT cranks are NOT an upgrade from the carbon Race X-Lite crank. They have had some issues with the spider creaking on them though and that's why they spec XT for '09. Why not XTR? Because that would bump the cost up even more. Reason for the price increase? All bikes got a 20% bump anyways across the board, not just the Superfly. The rest of the increase? Two things, a new carbon layup in the frame and simple supply and demand. They sold out of the entire production run before a single one ever shippped. Too good a product for too little price. Look at the same spec from Trek, you'll spend a heck of a lot more. And finally, no dice on a Superfly SS unless you are a team member or a shop employee. I wouldn't be upset about it though, it'll be around 2 grand for the frameset, outta your budget if you're bitching about the geared version being 4 grand for the complete bike
PS-I may or may not know of a certain someone who will have his hands on a Superfly SS sometime in the near future