I'm living in Brazil where top-end mountain bikes are very expensive, due to high import tariffs. I'd like to know which country has the cheapest top-end mountain bikes? top-end would mean a bike which can handle a race and is light, not necessarily carbon-fiber.
The Mexican top-end mountain bikes Alubike, have cheaper bikes than Trek, Specialized, Giant, etc ... you can get one for $500 USD approx.
Note that Montaña = Mountain