powercordz + SRAM rear mech?

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02GF74
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by 02GF74

hmmmm, I don't seem to be getting good indexing with a SRAM rear mech and cassette - if I adjust so the small cogs shift nicely, then there is not quite enough cablr for the large cogs; and vice versa.

I have used then on a Shimano rear mech and did not have this issue, but then don't Shimano rear mechs pull less cable?

looks like i will have to refit steel cable and use prowercordz just on the front :(

thisisnotaspoon
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by thisisnotaspoon

Stupid question, but you are using a SRAM shifter aren't you, and it's all setup for the same number of gears? I can't see how a cable could affect indexing unless it's really gritty and siexed up?

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Martin.F
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by Martin.F

I'm running powercordz on the rear myself. No problems what so ever. Either the adjustments are off or you are not using a Sram shifter.

02GF74
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by 02GF74

I replaced the steel cable that was shifting perfectly by the powercordz - system is SRAM X0 shifter and X0 mech. The shifter housing is all new, mini ilink.

I gave up in the end and fitted back the steel cable. :twisted: I have response from powercordz that seem to imply there can be issues with SRAM (I have identical set up on Shimano that works fine).

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Kristina
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by Kristina

02GF74 wrote:I replaced the steel cable that was shifting perfectly by the powercordz - system is SRAM X0 shifter and X0 mech. The shifter housing is all new, mini ilink.

I gave up in the end and fitted back the steel cable. :twisted: I have response from powercordz that seem to imply there can be issues with SRAM (I have identical set up on Shimano that works fine).

Next time I recommend reading the compatibility page on Powercordz web first (http://www.powercordz.com/compatibility" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) :smartass:
Mini i-Link Beaded Housing
While Power Cordz™ are great with Alligator’s regular i-Link beaded housing, the inner diameter of the mini i-Link is too small to be compatible. Some riders have used Mini i-Link beaded housing without inner liners and found a good fit. However, without an appropriate inner liner, there is a significant risk of friction between the Cordz jacket and rough inner surface of the Mini i-Link housing.

02GF74
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by 02GF74

Kristina wrote:Mini i-Link Beaded Housing
While Power Cordz™ are great with Alligator’s regular i-Link beaded housing, the inner diameter of the mini i-Link is too small to be compatible. Some riders have used Mini i-Link beaded housing without inner liners and found a good fit. However, without an appropriate inner liner, there is a significant risk of friction between the Cordz jacket and rough inner surface of the Mini i-Link housing.


Ok, I didn't spot that but it does not apply to me. :noidea:

I am using them with a liner - I have the exact same set up except with XT shifter and XTR rear mech on another bike and no shifting issues.

If I get round to it, I will try to compare the mini i-link liner to shimano shifter cable liner to see if there is a difference.

Not convinced at this moment that it is a liner issue though.

by Weenie


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