I disagree, I bought my pitch (OK, so pretty much every component has failed in one way or another, but they were all supposed to be good components, but must have been a friday afternoon bike!) which was a pretty good spec for £1400 12 months ago.
I bought my Pitch for £999 in 2009.
It now wears coil Lyriks that cost me £30 (yes thirty!) after a but if trading, a £29 Cane Creek 110 heardset, Hope hubs on SUN rims that cost under £100 (under £40 if you include the sale of the OE ones) the back one is brand new.
The High Rolllers were under 20 for the pair, the Magura Louises were expensive at about £120 the set in about 2007 though, but that's only Deore money really...... The drivetrain, stem and seatpost are all OE l, the saddle was £15 and the wider bars about the same.
If I broke it up and sold it, I'd virtually get my money back.
Like I said, a bit of skill and persistence gets a nice bike for little money. The Lyriks weren't even for sale. I just asked the owner if I could buy them!
Yep. My forks were 1/4 of the price of your pedals.