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    Senior Member FLJeepGuy's Avatar
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    Anyone have any experience with metal link cable housings?

    I've been thinking about upgrading the cabling on my bike to ones using aluminum links. Both Jagwire Mountain Elite and Alligator iLINK are examples of what I'm looking at.

    From the marketing hype, I don't really see a downside, and I definitely like the look of the cables, especially the smoother Jagwire ones. They're a bit on the pricey side, so before I commit my money, I'd like to hear some views. If any of you have experience with this style of cable housing, can you please share your experiences?

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    Despite any hype, there's no mechanical improvement. But if you're buying for cool factor, go ahead because there's no mechanical issue either.
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    I've seen it used in tighter bends than compression-less shifter housing is willing to bend into..

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    Senior Member FLJeepGuy's Avatar
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    Thanks for the input. Since no one spoke up with any issues or pitfalls, I think I'll probably go with the Jagwire kits when I decide to do it.

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    only 2 of us bothered .. but your money spend lavishly..

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