As promised, here’s a picture of Nick’s frame with the new lightweight/relieved Paragon dropouts. As I mentione, the aluminum slider portion remains the same, only the stainless steel part has changed. Weight savings is about 40 grams. Price is quite a bit higher for me, though, so expect some kind of upcharge increase or something down the road.
I thought this Slate article was interesting:
I personally think all roads should be toll roads, too (with bikes allowed on free, of course) but that’s just me.