Amen to the above post…who cares. We should be worried about raising good kids, NICE kids. What they posses materially does not make them irresponsible or mean neccessarily. I hope that my kids possess the passion to get out and ride…if they show a lot of enthusiasm and tenancity, hopefully they will be one of those kids on the $5k bikes ( if we can afford it 😉 ) Shouldn’t we give them our best, if they are willing to give their best! Lead by example, don’t worry what other’s think!
Like Lance says, “it’s not about the bike”