A company called Dynamic.
$999 = 8speed internal hub, road frame (al), drop bars & shifters. Upgrading to an Alfine 11 would be cheap, still putting you well under the $2500 price call, and the 11 is slightly lighter apparently. And it's black.
Reviews around 'the web' look good. Google-fu that sht.
And with the extra money you can build the wheels custom with some 340 rims, a super light front hub, and perhaps even upgrade parts to lose more weight (fork, handlebars, seatpost, etc:.) ... you could probably go "as light as possible without being fully custom" with this one. Once you've got the basic setup, you can go about lightening it up by replacing various components per your budget. Ain't nothing stopping you from running iLinks on an IGH for example, or getting light-weight brakes, etc:.
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