I didn't know a bike had to be on a magazine to be race worthy. This wasn't a competition. I have won a best in the desert open expert championship on the exact bike I listed. The guy wasn't asking for the most top of the line bike. And yes bling. A lot of the parts you listed are not even ran by the team leading the score championship right now. With support from honda. Tim Morton's list is as about spot on as people would ever need. Because a bike is on a magazine means it has bling. Not parts necessary for finishing races. Those parts are great to have if the budget allows. You have built some cool bikes but the average guy cant afford those parts. That is my point and I think Tim's point.