I am just now getting to the point where I am replacing worn/broken (some by me "fixing" it) parts on my first road bike. Right now I am trying to understand the cable market. Plain cables, teflon, polymer coated - what are the pros and cons and what is your choice.
As an aside, some of the newer polymer coated cables seem to come with full-length housings. My bike does not have/use the full length. Does that mean I cannot use the newest technology? Or am I looking at the wrong cables? For example, Jagwire has their new Road Elite Sealed cables with polymer coating. Can I use those?