Shifter cable adjustments, for one. That'd make it worth every penny for me.what is the point of electronic shifting other than marketing? With the precision of indexed shifting what is gained? ANYONE find the little lever too hard to move?
One more thing to leave you stuck if it breaks.
Sorry about your hands, wasnt' aware anyone had trouble shifting.As we baby boomers age , my wife can't use her thumbs well, she is ready for this, she will struggle with the incorrect gear rather then shift, arthritis. Mine hurt after a a long ride too, 80 + miles . I would like auto shifting w/over ride. There are many different people who want to ride bikes. What do you think of a recumbent? what about a large person who want to ride ? etc..
With all due respect, I'd guess the % of regular bikers that have trouble shifting would be pretty small. There are numerous different methods of shifting that dont' tie you to an electrical connection.I was pointing out that there are different needs for different people was all. I did leave out when I win the lottery and have excess money I would buy a $9500 version of an st2 w/buttons , so luxury vehicles do have a place too
It's quite obvious: a cable under tension stretches over time and has to be readjusted or replaced every so often. Having a data cable doesn't require those adjustments. It's not clear to me why someone would prefer the solution that requires more maintenance vs. one without it.How is that a big difference?