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RE: " the rider might be most important component"

Unfortunately Tim, in today's world of high tech and marketing hype, and preying on the male ego, bike manufacturers are in a technology war where a few percent of gains in a windtunnel put their new model at the top of the pile.
The fact that you need pro cyclist physiology to take advantage of the aero benefits is not mentioned in the sales pitch ;-)

Unlike F1 or the Americas Cup, you, or I could go to the bike shop and ride home on the exact same machine that is currently winning world championships. Paying for speed via upgradeitis tempts many many amateur competitive riders.
Spending on a bike fit and on a training program would give much better results .........

John K


Edits: 06/16/17

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