Originally Posted by Montauk
If you look at pictures #10 and #14 at the bottom picture set, you will notice the white bike has handle bar with grips and levers at different angles. Seems they were changing settings when riding off-road. Angles towards the front disk allows for stand-up riding as seen in picture #10.
Costa mentions trading bikes for one with knobbies in the article, perhaps that's the difference you're seeing?
And yes, those prices are canuck. Then add 15% sales tax.