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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:08 am 
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Looking to get the lighest setup with KCNC Ti cables, and I'm wondering with housing is lighter. My guess is that they're pretty close in weight, but would like to hear from people who've weighed/use them.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:45 am 
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FWB produced a nice standardized (equal lengths/all bits included) comparison of housing weights, full details here:

http://fairwheelbikes.com/aican-bungarus-brake-housing-cable-kit-p-5282.html

In short:

Brand Shift Brake Total Weight
Swift 34.2g 36.6g 70.8g
Bungarus 38g 40.1g 83.1 g
Alligator 34.9g 55.8g 102 g
Ashima 60.2g 63.5g 131.4 g
Gore UL 39.7g 78.2g 129.7 g
Nokon 66.7g 69.65 149.2 g
Shimano 54.9g 85.4g 147.3 g
Campagnolo 60.1g 85.9g 151.1 g


I am using Alligators mini i-links w kcnc ti cables for shifting and they work well with Campy SR.
Not the lightest, but seems a good lightness/functionality trade-off

For the brakes I have the standard steel alligator cables, which are black and at least look good :) (not keen on adaptors required to make the same brake cables work with campy/shimaNo/sram)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:49 am 
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Yeah, I saw that, but those are weights for the entire system including cables. I'm looking for weights just for the housing and liner.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:59 am 
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ah i see, i would have thought the weights of the cables themselves are pretty close across brands, but yhea there could be some differences...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:56 am 
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I believe the KCNC Ti cables with Aican housings would be the lightest.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:41 pm 
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I've had the Aican and ilinks, and I personally prefer the ilinks. The Aican feel a bit flimsy to me and squeaked which was the deal breaker (can lube them to keep them quiet, but that's annoying too).


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I installed a set of iLinks today (5mm brake) on my 56cm Supersix. Total weight for everything came in at 58g - housing, liners, frame protectors, and cable stops. I obviously did not install all the bits (some are MTB specific) and I used donuts rather than the bright (ugly) frame protectors.

When I was done my front brake housing/liner/stops weighed 9g, the rear housing/liner/stops weighed 19g.

Installation was dead easy.

Hope that helps...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:03 am 
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Thanks, that does give me a ballpark idea. Still wondering about those specific housings.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:15 am 
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audiophilitis wrote:
I believe the KCNC Ti cables with Aican housings would be the lightest.


That's my guess as well, but have you weighed them?

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Aican and i-link mini are the same weight. But because you can only use the mini for shift, you have to use the full size i-link for brake and that makes the aican/kcnc the lighter kit, if your doing both brake and shift. If your just doing shift, such as on an mtb then both are the same weight.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:53 am 
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Thanks! I'm doing both brake and shift, so I guess Aican is my only option then.

Do you happen to know the weight of the Aican/KCNC full setup for both brake and shift?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:36 pm 
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My Aican sets arrived today. Here are the weights for anyone interested. These weights are for the full lengths right out of the packaging.

Brake Housing 29g
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Shifter Housing 35g
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Brake Cable 49g
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Shifter Cable 28g
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Brake Liner 2g
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Shifter Liner 3g
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