Mini i-Link Beaded Housing
While Power Cordz™ are great with Alligator’s regular i-Link beaded housing, the inner diameter of the mini i-Link is too small to be compatible. Some riders have used Mini i-Link beaded housing without inner liners and found a good fit. However, without an appropriate inner liner, there is a significant risk of friction between the Cordz jacket and rough inner surface of the Mini i-Link housing.
Ok, I didn't spot that but it does not apply to me.
I am using them with a liner - I have the exact same set up except with XT shifter and XTR rear mech on another bike and no shifting issues.
If I get round to it, I will try to compare the mini i-link liner to shimano shifter cable liner to see if there is a difference.
Not convinced at this moment that it is a liner issue though.