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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:56 am 
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I'm in the process of re-cabling my Supersix EVO and I was wondering what's the best lightweight option.

I was suggested to go with Ilinks for brakes and Mini Ilink for gears, is this a good system in your opinion?

I'm also a bit concerned about how easy it is to install this cables, is this something that any decent bike mechanic can easily do?

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:55 pm 
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Both quite easy to install. Mini version takes a time to settle in. The segments compress into each other, which requires constant cable adjustment.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:48 pm 
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Thanks!

Any idea on how much weight can be saved switching from standard Sram Red / Gore on cables to the Alligators?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:28 am 
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Many years ago, I used Alligator Mini I-Link shift and I-Link braking cables. I constantly battled poor shifting and returned to the heavier Yokozuna shift cables with my tail between my legs. The I-Links were just fine for braking.

I later went with Aican Bungarus for braking because they were reportedly lighter than I-Links. After maybe 3 seasons, I replaced them with another set. I'm on a new bike and I chose Aican for brakes again. They just work great, but many of the little barrels (ferrules?) corroded and some chipped / cracked over time.

http://fairwheelbikes.com/aican-bungaru ... cable-set/

http://blog.fairwheelbikes.com/2012/08/ ... uperlight/

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:03 am 
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Luca79 wrote:
I'm in the process of re-cabling my Supersix EVO and I was wondering what's the best lightweight option.

I was suggested to go with Ilinks for brakes and Mini Ilink for gears, is this a good system in your opinion?

I'm also a bit concerned about how easy it is to install this cables, is this something that any decent bike mechanic can easily do?

Thanks!


Hi Luca, don't bother. If you ride your bike often, you will find that the links compress and as previously pointed out cables need to be constantly adjusted. In addition, they are not durable, with the out coating chipping quite easily.

Jagwire Elite Links are a superior product. Light shifting, and still look like new with at least 8 months on them.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:37 am 
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+1 for the Jagware Elite Links, I have them for braking. Very responsive braking, good power, no complaints. Best part is no more outer cable fraying on my Evo where the cable goes into the frame.

Can't say anything for shifting peformance as I'm on Di2.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:34 pm 
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superdx wrote:
+1 for the Jagware Elite Links, I have them for braking. Very responsive braking, good power, no complaints. Best part is no more outer cable fraying on my Evo where the cable goes into the frame.

Can't say anything for shifting peformance as I'm on Di2.

Were there any weight savings going to the Elite Links?


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