I seem to recall hearing a few months ago that Shimano was planning to release hydraulic drop-bar brake levers, possibly with integrated shifters as well. It makes sense that they would be, seeing as disc brakes are now permitted for cyclocross. Firstly, has anyone else heard about this, or am I misremembering?
Secondly, if Shimano do start making hydraulic levers for 'cross, are hydraulic rim brakes for road bikes are likely to make a comeback? Hydraulic lines are probably lighter than steel cable housing, so there's a marketing opportunity for them among weight weenies if nothing else. What do people think?
I'm just curious here, as any hydraulic system is likely to be outside my price range.