I got to thinking about it and obviously Protour teams get all of their stuff from sponsors for free but what about continental teams, domestic teams, national teams, women's teams, etc. that don't get nearly as much coverage or attention? For example, is it economically in the best interest of a frame manufacturer to give a pro team that won't get much tv/magazine coverage 15, 20 (or more?) expensive framesets that probably won't generate many sales in, or especially out of the small fanbase that most smaller teams and races have? Same goes for components, wheels, etc. Just curious if anyone knows whether these teams have to subsidize any of their own stuff?