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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:59 pm 
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Just got a few sets of these to test and so far so good. The coating is super slick and the cable moves nicely in housing. Weights were of course we're impressive.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:16 pm 
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Nice. I'm interested to hear about their longevity, particularly with the front derailleur.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:24 pm 
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Im using the coloured KCNC inner cables . [The ones that come in loads of colours] with Nokon.
And they work really well . These are next .


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:08 pm 
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any idea of cost?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:14 pm 
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Any idea what the price will be like? They very look promising.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:19 pm 
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RE: Price, I'm guessing about $90-100 USD for a pair of either brake or shifter cables. Am I right?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:34 pm 
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Available in the UK:
http://clee-cycles.co.uk/esite/P18502/product
http://clee-cycles.co.uk/esite/P18503/product

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:32 am 
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Whoah, thats pricey! Think I'll stick with Powercordz.

I'm assuming that, given the diameter of the titanium cables is the same as standard steel ones to fit inside regular housings, the titanium cables won't be as strong in terms of raw strength. Though, Titanium's extra resistance to fatigue might come in handy, particularly around normal stress points such as in the shifter where cables often break around the tight bends...?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:19 am 
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Someone is having a laugh with the price. Powercordz are $37 for brake or gear cables with an extra cable for free on the brake cables.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:24 am 
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Hi,

Quite likely it will stretch more than regular steel cables but hey, it's lighter. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:33 am 
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Mrfish they are Ti and at under 20 grams for a set of brake cables very light indeed for metal. I think they will be mostly used for V brakes that generally have to use metal cord as synthetic can slip.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:48 pm 
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Interesting stuff indeed. Thanks for sharing Jason. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:54 pm 
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oysters wrote:
the titanium cables won't be as strong in terms of raw strength.


They can be just as strong... it is the stiffness that is lower for Ti. Stiffness and density are both ~60% that of steel.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:47 am 
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Hi,

If it weren't for the high price tag that accompanies anything Ti it would have been used long before now. As a material it certainly is more than adequate.

Makes you wonder when someone is going to hit the market with carbon fibre cables.They do exist as generic cables, it's fitting the ends to it that's the hard part. Similar to Powercordz actually.

Any guinea pigs going to try these Ti cables? :P

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