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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:28 pm 
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Looking to re do the cables on my propel -

what the opinion on upgraded stuff, I was looking at getting the dura ace cable set inner and outer

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shim ... prod130965

But then you'll need gear on top of that.

Any better options out there ? or is the basic LBS stuff good enough.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:34 pm 
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I went for PFTE coated inners for shifting and braking. I have to say they work very well. No hassles in setup or anything.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:41 pm 
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Tomstr wrote:
I went for PFTE coated inners for shifting and braking. I have to say they work very well. No hassles in setup or anything.


Cheers for the reply, did you stick with basic outers ? Did you get them from a LBS or online ?

Seen these as well, expensive but a claimed 20% lighter ? not sure about cable run with these though !

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/jagwire-road-el ... -gear-kit/


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:43 am 
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Yes, I've cleaned the outers first but didn't replace them to try PFTE inners first. Replacing the outers is planned to make the routing a bit smoother. Running a 130mm stem slammed needs a bit more cable that it has out of the factory.

The shift routing through the frame was simple enough, the rear brake routing was a bit more fiddly but you only have to do it once so no worries. :)

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Those Jagwires look nice as do Nokon's but when you ride all weather or dusty terrain I'm afraid you'll start hearing them at some point.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:47 am 
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Thought as much. 20% lighter is a fair amount to save but not at the extent of squeaky cables.

The routing on the propel is a real mess so going to have to sort this soon.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:34 pm 
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My jagwire links got creaky on me after a long ride in a lot of rain. Took me a while to track it down because it sounded like it was coming from the headset but they quieted right up with a drop of lube at each link.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:20 pm 
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Have had good experience with Jagwire Pro teflon-coated kits (the black cables, braided housings). Overall a bit lighter than OEM/Shimano cables (-20g on my Scot, fwiw) and very smooth.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:23 pm 
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Would that be this one chap ?

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Jagwire-Racer-B ... _33423.htm


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:58 pm 
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Jagwire makes an elite sealed kit too if you're worried about the links being noisy.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:23 am 
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How much saving we could expect?

My Shimano shifting cables were less than 60g in total (no housing inside the frame though).


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:04 am 
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I changed my shimano cables to Jagwire and saved 22g.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:45 pm 
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Find Tune housing. Remove outer sheath, use inner liner as your housing. You will not need a liner, either, this will be an all-in-one-housing.
Use Ti or Powercordz for weight savings.

That will be your lightest setup.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:27 am 
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pray tell us where you can get the Tune from, prendrefeu.

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Just a small heads up if you are colour conscious: the inner sleeve of the Tune housing is white. It only comes in white and it can *NOT* be changed to a different colour... I've tried every method that would not add mass.

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I-Links and Mini I-Links add, or should I says drops some weight in this area. I successfully used Power Cordz in the past but they are a bit temperamental to work with so prefer just high end quality steel cable but think I will eventually try titanium cables.

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