Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
Bikes: various Frankenstein'd cross machines
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I have the Avid FlakJacket cabling on one bike, which I'd hoped would hold up under the salty winter conditions in Chicago. Unfortunately though, the ferrules that protect the un-housed lengths of cables are just plastic, and they have sun-baked and cracked after not that much use. I don't know if Gore's housings are better/different plastic/whatever, but I wasn't that impressed.
That said, I'd probably consider buying the FlakJackets again for the quality of the actual housing and cable--besides what I mentioned, they've held up great (and they look pretty cool to boot).