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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:39 pm 
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As the title implies- which works better? Also, how much worse than normal cables?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:48 pm 
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Can't speak for Nokon but I like my I-links. Run it with Di2 levers hope that helps.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:51 pm 
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Tried both - i-Links is my preference for reliable shifting/crisp response. I-links housing will accommodate DA brake cable also if desired (I had to use a larger dia cable when I went to a boutique brakeset with fussy cable clamp setup)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:14 am 
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Used Nokons for quite a long time but got tired of lubing the housings to keep them from squeaking all the time. Went to I-links and won't go back to Nokons. Way easier to install, don't squeak and, in my opinion, look really really cool. I'm only using the brake cables though, as I am running them with Ultegra Di2.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:57 am 
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+1 on iLinks... they are easier to work with for me.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:17 am 
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I run both....prefer the Ilinks for function and the NOKONS for appearance. Nokon are such a pain to set up and keep running quietly during winter riding.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:29 am 
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Tried both nokons and ilinks, but with record and SR. Much prefer the ilinks to nokon in both setup, looks and function.

I just removed nokons from my second bike and went back to standard campy cables. If i can be bothered i'll change them to ilinks next time.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:07 am 
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I ran Nokons on the 7900 group and it worked like butter and have had no complaints from the new owner either.

Currently running Alligator Ilinks with the 2012 Sram Red group and I found the installation to be much simpler and shifting quality to be nearly the same. The bends in the I links can be a little more aggressive than the nokons and I just find they look a little nicer, weigh less, and cost half as much as the nokons.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:19 am 
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the colour on the nokons tends to flake off without much effort as well. A lot of it was missing just from rattling around in the packet i found. No such issues with the alligators. Not so much a performance issue but if you are building a nice bike, it would be nicer if the cables didn't look ratty.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:01 pm 
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Concerned about shifting mainly since this will go on 7900. Always liked I-links for brakes.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:57 pm 
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I'm using Nokons on my DA7800 and it works great shifting was much more crisp and the breaking felt much more powerful, but I've had it on the bike for just 2 weeks and after 4 rides its starting to corrode, now that totally sucks! :evil:

May I also add that it was a royal pain to get it setup. But If you don't suffer from OCD like me, having the gold logo pieces just right then you won't have a problem. But I swear I must have pulled out the darn thing more than 20 times just to get it right!

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