Wat are the benefits of this technology? apart from not having cables that jam up with mud and other trail crap! if its as simple as not having crap in your cables, then why hasnt it been developed before for MTBs, as surely these need it more than road bikes where cables dont get clogged in quite the same way.
Is it just fekking expensive to develop and manufacture, is that why it hasnt been done yet?
What are the drawbacks of it? I cant see any apart from possibly changing your riding buddies gears at the same time as yours, but wont that just be the same as remote central locking on cars, where each transmitter is coded to a particular car. wouldnt that be done on bikes too?
I for one would pay massively for a reliable transmission that was as easy to change gear on when 200miles old as when new.