And few new bits from KCNC

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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89daytona
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by 89daytona

There was talk of these to cables on here before, I thought I would post this to show ya'll

(titanium shifter wire) (F 1.8m+R 2.1m) weight: F 7g+R 8.6g
Price 60ish euro...
(Road&MTB brake wire) (F 1m+R 1.7m) weight: unknown


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(Road groove qr)(standard six colors) weight: 36g/mtn 36.5g
Price 75 euro
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by Phill P

Ti cable would be lighter, but how stiff would it be for brake cable? Prob do ok for shift cable.

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by sugarkane

Those cables are DLC coated too are they not..?

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How do Ti cables fare with stretching over time?
What is their life expectancy in terms of stretching compared to steel? Or "POWER!!!!!!!1!!!!"cordz ?
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by strobbekoen

It's a bit ridiculous to pay that much for cables.
Worst places to save weight on a bike:
chain
cassette
cables
quick releases

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by llhh

strobbekoen wrote:It's a bit ridiculous to pay that much for cables.
Worst places to save weight on a bike:
/.../
quick releases


Care to say why QR-s?
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llhh wrote:
Care to say why QR-s?


Well, the KCNCs have never created issues, but where I have seen problems is with the Far and Near Skewers. The non qr side cap is machined so minimally, that it cannot provide adequate clamping force without causing play. This leads to a loss of efficiency due to the rear wheel moving about in the dropouts a bit.

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