A good friend of mine, uses this Specialized, as commuting and training bike.
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With electric gear-shifting !
He uses alu Nokon brake cable housing on this one.
-And He also had Nokon extra's in excess, in carbon ! -From other builds.
I only need one gear cable, and only minimal housing lenght !
-From Bar-shifter, to top of Down tube, -and the 9cm, from chain stay to Rear derailleur.
He gave Me the bits, to try out. -in carbon...-Thank You buddy !
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I have, of course heard about this pearl-system, for a while, but had no interest then.
-Now, I suddenly can see some sense in this Industrial based cable housing system.
I don't expect to shift -faster, -or better, -or more precise !
I expect these same performances, as with normal plastic/steel housing !
But I like the stiff bendings, that seems to stay put, when left alone (No tension curvings when tightened).
-It will not crack when used in freezing temps/hot sun (My winters/summers).
And it looks nice (in small portions). I have seen some full 2x brake,2x gear, nokons in screaming colours, it looked like crumbled metallic snakes, invading the frame !
I will give the pearls a try! (-first a Diamond chain, -now pretty Pearls ! -What is next ?)