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    What shifter cables for Flash ?

    Replacing my X9 with XX shifters.
    What shifter cable are recommended ?
    shell I swap the housing as well ? (almost 2 years in use)
    OTH, the housing are so short on the flash, not sure what impact it really have on the shifting.

    Been looking at the Jag MTB Pro Shift kit/AKA Ripcord - approx. $29.00
    Just the Slick cables pair probably at around $8.00
    Flash29C2
    Scalpel 29C1
    Niner One9 SingleSpeed RDO fork
    Supersix Evo 1 Hi Mod D/A

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    My LBS recommends Aztec Duracote gear cables and Jagwire LEX L3 housing for a cost effective solution for mid to high end bikes, at least for the dry SoCal area. It's on the level of Shimano SP41, so get whatever's cheaper. Noticeably better feeling step up from the cheaper stuff. Sure as hell beats the non-coated galvanized and stainless steel cables. Not as expensive as the $30 kits.

    The XX shifter should actually come with some really nice cables that should shift very smoothly for a very long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    My LBS recommends Aztec Duracote gear cables and Jagwire LEX L3 housing for a cost effective solution for mid to high end bikes, at least for the dry SoCal area. It's on the level of Shimano SP41, so get whatever's cheaper. Noticeably better feeling step up from the cheaper stuff. Sure as hell beats the non-coated galvanized and stainless steel cables. Not as expensive as the $30 kits.

    The XX shifter should actually come with some really nice cables that should shift very smoothly for a very long time.
    Thanks Varaxis- Socal here too !
    Checked it online and the total comes to almost the same... approx. $25.00 (eBay)

    Unfortunately My XX came without Cables - Bought used in pristine condition.
    Flash29C2
    Scalpel 29C1
    Niner One9 SingleSpeed RDO fork
    Supersix Evo 1 Hi Mod D/A

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