MNX1024 wrote: lannes wrote:
MNX1024 wrote:Anyone used these or at least PowerCordz cable with Dura Ace 9000 brakes and how's the performance on them??
Haven't notice much of a difference with the 9000 brakes power wise, I think the only real issuse is the crimping of the powercordz, which may damage them over time.
Did you use the Swift housing with them and were they finicky to setup? Also, did you not use the grommets provided?
I used the full Swift outers and powercordz inners, they are easy to setup, the trick is to allow for a longer inner sheath, thread the outers onto the inner sheath to the length you want, make sure they are completely compressed together and then trim the inners to match the the outer length.
I did use the grommets on the rear and front derailleur bolts, but you can really only clamp them once, so what I did was tighten the bolts slightly just enough to hold the cables, making sure the derailleur tension was correct t before I tightened them a bit more. Once you cramp the powercordz and blue grommets hard, you can't redo the exercise as the outer cover of the powercordz gets ripped by the clamping at that point exposing the fibers.
With the brakes, you can use the blue grommets as well to protect the powercords, when clamping them.
They are also directional, so you have to be careful to thread them in the right orientation, the are also special end pieces to ensure a flat end to the outer casing, which fits better in the ferrules and barrel adjusters etc.