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Old 06-13-2009, 12:21 PM
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Default lightest cable / housing (shifter / brake)?

kindly share your thoughts regarding:

the LIGHTEST .... and TESTED to last!

shifter and brake cables
cable housing

right now i am using a non series shimano cable for both.

how about? - kristel, jagwire etc..

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Default Re: lightest cable / housing (shifter / brake)?

The lightest combo you can possibly have is using the following:

Cables: Power Cordz
Housing: Nokon

You can't go lighter than using that combo. :thumbsup:
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thanks for the response sir.

any idea how much it cost?
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Default Re: lightest cable / housing (shifter / brake)?

fyi , i try to weight my cable before my installation using analog weight

100"jagwire L1 w/ 10 pcs plastic ferules= 80 gms
2 meters MOB brake cable +4 pcs mob ferrules = 105 gms
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Default Re: lightest cable / housing (shifter / brake)?

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Originally Posted by goyoyl View Post
The lightest combo you can possibly have is using the following:

Cables: Power Cordz
Housing: Nokon

You can't go lighter than using that combo. :thumbsup:
and you can have fun with colors :)



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nice combination of colors
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Default Re: lightest cable / housing (shifter / brake)?

i think nokon also has carbon ferrules to leseen more weight. :)
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Default Re: lightest cable / housing (shifter / brake)?

I'm using nokon for the brakes on 3 of my bikes and for shift cables on 1 of them. works great for brakes (bb7 and v). downside for shifters is the creaking noise they make since derailleurs are under more tension due to their heavier springs. I have to lube my nokons to keep them from being noisy... PITA

I like the color combo. If you mix in some yellow, it will look like a coral snake.
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