We know that road shifters for CUES may be coming in the future. What's interesting is that CUES derailleurs feature a tension adjuster, which is meaningful. In general, it seems like the new groupset will replace low-budget range, both for road and mountain biking, even including Deore or Tiagra. More so, I would say we are mistaken that it's meant mostly for e-bikes. Clearly, we can compare it's features to mountain biking or touring groupsets right now. E.g. The diffrence between Deore and Cues casette is only about 100g even though it's thicker. More expensive LG700 casette weights just about 600g. According to Shimano, the U8000 is replacement for the trekking T8000 groupset, U6000 derailleur looks just like M5100 (), etc.
Linkglide's pull ratio is 1:1, and it pulls about 3.7mm of cable. Does this mean that there is potential for older shifters to shine? What about drop bar shifters used for gravel and touring? What is real LG compatibility?