Why not put the gear plate on the crank and have a single ratio to the rear?They forgot how to manage side load in their efforts to try and make the bike look good and light weight, orange give no fucks for their bikes looks or weight so if anyone could pull off such a drive train maybe orange could.
I think it will prove the higher efficiency claims. But with all things, for how long? The mechanism looks like it needs to be precise as anything. One of the advantages of gearbox type transmissions is actually the sealed system. 5% might seem like a huge gap, but chuck some mud on there and add a bit of chain stretch within tolerance and it starts to fall fast. I don't know how many times I've taken my clean drivetrain and it's gone to crap within 10 minutes of riding.Be interesting to see what his test bench comes out with on this new Ceramic Speed thing in comparison to the others.