hooded derailleur end caps
I always find that when my shifting deteriorates on the rear that it is a cable/housing issue. Specifically the rear loop gets the most action and simply putting new housing on the rear loop will improve the shifting to near perfect without changing everything. My question has to do with end caps on the housing. I normally use all jagwire L3 housing but they do use plastic/nylon end caps, are metal better? Also, end caps that are hooded, are these better? I am not looking for the best protection but the most precise shifting. It seems that the hooded end caps might not sit down all the way on the final rear loop at each end. I have two regular ferrules on each end but would the shifting be better if I use hooded end caps.
Now another question. Do you find Jagwire L3 housing and better/worse than Shimano housing. My reason behind all this detail is my bike is a Wilier GT with internal cable routing and it shifts fine but you really need to be neat and smooth with cables and housing. While I am at it is seems to me over the years that brake cables and housing last a long time but derailleur housing and cable need more attention. Mostly the rear loop that takes the most wear.