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alcatraz
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by alcatraz

I use lightweight aluminum/kevlar stranded brake housing. Basically it's 5 mm shifter housing with alloy strands.

It's unconventional because it can't take tight bends.

Feeling is soso. Works fine. Cheap and light. 26gr/m brake and 20gr/m shift. 2usd/m (domestic china price). If I had to pay more I'd look more into some other alternatives as well.

If you watch videos on installing housing they will often tell you to leave a tiny bit extra in case you want to modify your stem/bar height. The front brake doesn't work well with such instructions. Only if the housing is very flexible you could get away with it. (flexibility kind of disappears over time anyway). The stiffer the housing is, the more accurate the length needs to be for maintenance free performance. :)

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grahus
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by grahus

Ok thanks, I've got no problem setting up fiddly brakes, all part of the joy of cycling...
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Road: Project-X Pro Carbon (7.2kg) | Bianchi via Narone (bare metal project)
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NiFTY
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by NiFTY

I don't run alloy rims anymore but I use campganolo(fulcrum) carbon pads on my xentis, lightweight and ax lightness wheels - better braking and modulation than black prince or the swisstop specific pads for each of those wheels. And i have tried them all.
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