one for the engineers on here, and I'm not one so will apologise in advance if I'm being stupid...
We have hub gears and have had for years and years....but, if you wanted to retail a 27/30sp set up, you needed to have the traditional f&r mechs, chains etc etc.
If you want belt drive, you can get, what, 1x11 speed as your max number of gears?
So, as a thought, would it be possible to have a bottom bracket mounted hub-tupe gearing system? I know that the BB case on bikes would be too small for the stuff needed, but would it be possibel to do?
I'm thinking of a fairly insane 3x11, with an alfine hub on the back, internal 3 speed at the front and a belt drive...would something like this be a possibility? And would there be benefit to internal bb type gearing?