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 Post subject: Gore Ride-on Ultra Light
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:22 pm 
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Apologize if this was already posted but

http://reviews.roadbikereview.com/gore% ... ble-system

Will be real interested to see how the compression is on the housing, the weight is pretty good for a "more" production type cable set.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:10 am 
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I have a couple of pre-production sets of this, though I was told I was not suppose to talk about it before it's release at Eurobike, but now that it doesn't look to be a secret anymore I guess we're fine talking about it. I could give my initial impressions of it now but I'll be building one of the interbike bikes tomorrow with it, so I'll let you know more in about 24 hours. I will say that it certainly is light.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:19 am 
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Can you provide a weight comparison vs. iLinks+Powercordz?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:50 am 
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Hopefully it comes in black!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:43 am 
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will they be releasing brake housing?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:15 am 
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This pretty much a re release. It looks like the original gore ultralite housing from about 10 years ago. I have it on my everyday bike and it works fine. The nice thing is you can cut it with scissors, the bad is that its a bit floppy. It used to come in a few colors, the outer is just a thin plastic cover like most housings.

I can't see it working well for brakes, its linear not spiral wound.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:50 am 
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Looking at the weight listing it looks to be lighter then the older stuff circa 2003 or so.
The advertised weight is 20g per meter. I know the per meter is in a thread for a bunch of different housings I just have to find it.
At this point we know it's pretty light but the question will be how compressionless it is and how good the liner is.

Edit: Found it

BRAKE:
Tune "plastic"5mm: 18g/m
Tune "plastic" 6mm : 21.5g/m
Alligator i-Links: 27g/m
Tune "Aluminum" : 37g/m
Nokon (Aluminium outer+Liner): 38,1g/m
Powercordz: 45g/m
Jagwire: 50g/m
Shimano: 53.0g/m
Gore Ride-on: 54g/m
Gore: 57g/m
Shimano XTR : 58.5g/m

SHIFT:
Gleitec U3 : 12.5g/m (not available anymore)
Alligator Mini i-Links(outer Aluminium+Liner): 15,5g/m
Tune "plastic": 18/m
Shimano SP81 Yumeya: 23g/m
Gore Ride-on light (without inner Liner!): 23g/m
Alligator i-Links (outer Aluminium+Liner): 27g/m
Jagwire: 32.0g/m
Shimano SIS : 34.0g/m
Nokon Carbon (Carbon outer+Liner): 35,1g/m
Transfil "flying snake": 36g/m
Nokon (Aluminium outer+Liner): 38,1g/m
Powercordz: 39g/m
Gore Ride-on: 54g/m

That makes it heavier then mini i-links but lighter then just about everything else. :thumbup:


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If they do bring out a brake version will it work well for internal Di2. I-Links etc can rattle around. The Gore stuff looks more rubbery.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:48 pm 
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I just cut and dropped a few different kits on the scale, some of my numbers don't agree with the numbers from the weight listings that timzcat posted, but I'd assume that's because those come from different scales being weighed by different people. Weights are just for housing and liner if required. Weights are per meter.

Alligator Mini I-link: 18.8 grams
Gore Ultra Light: 19.1 grams
Alligator I-link (standard): 31.7 grams
Nokon Carbon: 32.4 grams
Shimano SIS 4mm: 33.2 grams
Nokon alloy: 42.0 grams.

more info to come after I get them installed.

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Any Idea how long the cable runs are for a typical medium sized frame where the cable housing doesn't run all the way through?

It strikes me that the lightest housings and powercordz for both shifting and braking could save close to a half pound over stock shimano/campy.


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I've been using my own shifter housing for Shimano 7800 and it comes in at 14 grams
per side(tubing, 12 Nokon beads and liner - no cable). It is only working well for
outside routing but it is lightest so far.


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Any ideas how much weight could be saved using the Ultra Light kit on an atypical bike?

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Typical bike is 4 feet of housing so 1.2 meters.


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does anyone know when the gore ultra light's will be released?

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