The Kazane E1 frame sells for $850. It hasn't won any Giro stages but the whole reason behind the bike is the prevailing attitude epitomized here in Cyclingnews.com:
"Gabriele Bosisio rode one to a stage victory in the 2008 Giro d'Italia on De Rosa's stylish King 3. Our test bike's subtly understated matt black finish won admiring glances - and it's clearly good enough for the pros - but is that enough to justify a hefty $5,300 USD frame and fork price in these times of credit crunch? In short, yes. It's fast, refined and makes quite a style statement."
I don't know if the guys at cyclingnews have noticed, but the credit crunch is old news. That's what we talked about over the summer. I think the phrase "global economic meltdown" makes more sense now.