I paid $550 for some Cannondale Ohlins, complete w/ ENTIRE front wheel assembly (tube, NO tire), brake caliper and triple clamps. I did pre-screen this purchase w/ a talk w/ the owner of Factory Connection here in NH. He did say the Ohlins were popular w/ Vets due to the more supple ride off the top. He said a couple of his Tech's are using them on their CR/CRF's. He told me $550 was an absolute steel for these forks. And contrary to some guys knowledge, these Cannondale Ohlins are NOT K-Mart Ohlins. They will need to be re-valved. The GOLD color just gives me a hard on...I am going to the...uhhhh...bathroom for a couple of minutes (with my Sears catalog and one fork leg)!