American huh? Where's the cup holder?
Cup holders will definitely have to be added before going on any proper rides.
Very nice! I can only imagine what difference I'd see with that, because I just recently went from a steel frame to an alloy frame and that was a big difference (I don't ride much, and it's just around the neighborhood).
High quality steel is actually a really good material for bike frames, much better ride quality than aluminium. The disadvantages are weight and susceptibility to corrosion. Due to the low volumes of steel frames being made these days, they also tend to be more expensive than mass-produced aluminium ones.
Holy crap that is an expensive bike!
These things are all relative, it's probably worth about the same as a decent gaming PC.
No kidding, what, it must go at least 11 lbs. Must be rough. Have fun, no need for a cup holder with a camel back.
Just had it on the scales - 8kg (17.6 lbs). Just out of interest, that's about 1/3 of the weight of my decent gaming PC.