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    Cables. cables. cables...

    Now what are the truths about cables and hydro lines?

    I am looking to make my Dawg Awesome... When the time comes, I want to replace the stock cables/housings. But what is with all these different types?

    I see the normal, kevlar, jagwire, flac jackets, Ilinks, PTFE coated, powerline, etc...

    What are the major differences when looking at what cable systems? (These will be for shifters only on the Dawg.)


    And for hydrolines I just see different companies with different claims and stuff like steel braided and etc lines.
    I wont be doing anything to my hydro lines, until I buy new brakes... looking at something in AVIDS line, they seem to have hydro down.

    My plan is to buy extra housing guides (stick on or something) and run full length housing (or as much as I possibly can)

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    Quote Originally Posted by -_RebelRidin'_- View Post
    Now what are the truths about cables and hydro lines?
    "hydro lines" better, just like this new v.bulletin4 !

    mx

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
    "hydro lines" better, just like this new v.bulletin4 !

    mx
    LOL this forum need some bugs worked out..

    but say what?
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    I guess my question is what system... no I don't want a VS thread.

    What Materials work best for cable/housing and what designs seem to work better than others?
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    Most people don't have a problem with the standard cables and housing one gets from the LBS.

    If you want to get fancy, then there options available. Nokons are known for being one of the lightest systems out there and you can make pretty multicolored strands out of a couple of packs but I've noticed them squeaking when they get moved around and I think it would drive me nuts. Others seem to not notice. On my race bike, that will see mud when a race is held in sub-prime conditions, I like to have a "full sleeve" type cable, like a Nokon or Jagwire Ripcord, with an inner liner.

    Basically, the PTFE (teflon) coatings are to help reduce friction within the cable housing and provide a smoother shift. Is it necessary? Probably not but it's an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Lover View Post
    Most people don't have a problem with the standard cables and housing one gets from the LBS.

    If you want to get fancy, then there options available. Nokons are known for being one of the lightest systems out there and you can make pretty multicolored strands out of a couple of packs but I've noticed them squeaking when they get moved around and I think it would drive me nuts. Others seem to not notice. On my race bike, that will see mud when a race is held in sub-prime conditions, I like to have a "full sleeve" type cable, like a Nokon or Jagwire Ripcord, with an inner liner.

    Basically, the PTFE (teflon) coatings are to help reduce friction within the cable housing and provide a smoother shift. Is it necessary? Probably not but it's an option.
    Thanks for the info
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