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1\. This is very expensive kit. Wireless tech has been around for years, not sure why it needs to cost so much in the mountain bike world? I guess we're paying for the development of all that impressive tech inside the derailleur. If I ever do go this route (I am woo'd by the lack of cables), I'll wait a year or two after the GX version is released and prices drop, then I'll just buy the derailleur and shifter. Very nice that they're making it all cross compatible. The dropper being $1000 cdn is totally ridiculous though, that makes no sense and just stinks of huge profit margins.
2\. Wireless "brake-by-wire" systems are already heavily in use in the auto world, most hybrids and electric cars use it... as well as other higher end brands. I think the Prius has been using it since 1998 or something.
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