What kind of upgrade could they do??????
There could be developments to match competitor products, eg:
- wireless in some form
- satellite shifters
They could revisit the design of the mechs. I think that is a rather old design now although no argument it works beautifully. Nevertheless the front mech looks a little bulky and the rear mech has that sticky-out rod. I wonder if both could be made more compact.
Maintainability enhancements: how about a revised plug system so that people who find it difficult to line up two arrows can avoid crushing pins... although I do think that the current system works well with regard to weather sealing. Unify the plug system so there aren't separate Chorus and Record/SR versions. Perhaps that is happening by default as Athena EPS is gone and I notice EPS hydro doesn't include Chorus.
What about making connection wires have plugs into battery and interface unit rather than being sealed into those things? Currently if a battery goes south, which happens, you have to yank the entire wiring loom which is a royal pain.What about, blue sky thinking, a solar panel to stick on the frame that could trickle charge the battery?[
Most of these observations are great, but the last one. Do you want to pay $5000 for a groupset? Closer to solar, one could think of wireless charging first, which is available for smartphones, etc. But I was told Campy didn't abandon the pin system for their recharging because their battery power requirements is more than the rest in the market, They need to have a 12v power source connected to it. Maybe they can talk to Apple and license the lightning connector? That would be cool... But in reality very far fetched!