I noticed your other post about them. But I still have issues with their poor business practices. And this:
"Custom. Quality. Direct. What more could you ask for from Utah's own bicycle manufacturer?"
Maybe that's from the same marketing person I worked with. And "manufacturer" implies that the bikes are built in Utah, which is surely incorrect. They may be assembled here, but they're not built here. And their "custom" option (for an extra $99) is hardly original. Their attempt to fit someone based on their measurements is commendable, but it would make more sense to let someone spec that bars, stem, and cranks (at no charge, like Wabi Cycles does) and then get an actual fitting from a bike shop. Have a look at the options offered at the bottom of this page
. Even if you know the exact option you require, you'll still need to have the final seat adjustments and bar height set with you on the bike, preferably on a trainer so it's not a static fitting.
As for the FXE, it's probably not too bad at $550, but certainly not worth a grand. They don't specify what kind of steel it is, other than their FC1 chromoly, which could be anything. That may be why they don't list a weight either. And while there's nothing wrong with using OEM parts from Kalloy or Joy Tech, they don't specify if the hubs are sealed or not. I also don't understand the mismatched wheels.
Even a $300 BD bike with $250 left over for upgrades seems a better deal.