Nice design and looking forward to seeing it on an MTB. However there's nothing new about keeping the cassette on the frame while the wheel is removed.
Agree - there are very few genuinely new things in the world of bicycles - someone, somewhere has tried it before.
In general - not sure about the design at all. Can see what they're trying to achieve but to the average cyclist of the type likely to take a wheel off a bike, is it that much harder, really, to flick to the smallest cog and pop the lot out? Not sure the benefits are convincing for me - esp. not with how infrequently I'd be likely to take advantage of them. Can also see it being a draw back if I pop the wheel out and chuck the bike in the back of the car - more likely, you'd think, to bend the bolt holding the free hub in place.
50's Phillips Trike (child's) || 94 Saracan MaxTrax
|| 96 GT Zaskar LE
|| 98 Diamond Back Viper Pro BMX
Wanted: lots of things. But my money has all gone... for now...