Ok, looking from those images, it is apparent they changed the following
Shaimano system from XT to even higher end SLX system,
Magura MT2 to MT4?
Director of marketing is holding out on you. The next preview image shows the bike from its side, with the camera slightly above looking slightly towards the front. What can be observed is that 1) there is a display built into the top tube of the frame 2) the frame is generally similar to the ST1 including the messy solder job between tubes 3) still no chain guard 4) still hub motor based 5) battery still in down tube.
I think this is not some revolutionary bike but instead one whose settings can be controlled by a smartphone. Pricing estimated around $5-6k from what I've heard. I'll probably be bitting the bullet on an ST1 Elite pretty soon.
Thats what I was thinkin too Aubrizzle. After all this jazz this thing better be kick ass. Anything short of an actual game changer will be lameyou know, I will even go as far as to say that the whole "reveal" marketing campaign is a little gimmicky also. We all just want a good bike at a good price with upgraded options, what the deal with all the smoke and mirrors? Hopefully it will be worth the wait!
Haha! I thought it was just me. I agree this weekly teaser photo with minimal information is a bit annoying. It leads to too much speculation, false information, and probably unrealistic expectations. Could you imagine if this was a car? I can see it now: the new stingray corvette with a picture of only the left rear wheel with the words 'goes fast' in the caption. Just tell us what it is already.you know, I will even go as far as to say that the whole "reveal" marketing campaign is a little gimmicky also. We all just want a good bike at a good price with upgraded options, what the deal with all the smoke and mirrors? Hopefully it will be worth the wait!