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    Rubberneck Goose
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    Nokon cables, are they really worth the $100?

    Any experience with these cables? They are incredibly expensive, but look cool as hell! Plus all the advantages of decreased friction, virtually no cable housing compresion, longer cable life, etc... All of this supposedly equates to more acurate, crisp, and frictionless shifting. Is this all true? Is it worth the price?

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    Stay thirsty my friends
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    Not worth the hassle of installation and are pretty fragile in the woods, I wouldn't buy them again.

    Plain old XTR cable is as good as it gets, come to think of it the cheapo $1 a foot stuff is pretty fantastic too and for the price you can change it every 6 months...thats what I do.
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    for $100, they better remove weight, improve small bump compliance and give me a reach around after they by me a post ride beer.
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    are you seriously asking this question...cable housing for 100 bucks

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    Meh.
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    They work nicely and tend to last a bit longer and may be marginally lighter, but they are by no means worth the money. I had gotten a free set. I have also used XTR housing and cables. Now I use the regular bulk Jagwire stuff. When prepped and installed properly, there is no discernible difference.

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    Stay thirsty my friends
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    $100!

    I paid $30 which was enough to do front and rear?

    BTW They kink real easy and the exterior sheath is paper thin.
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    I've used this and the Alligator cables ( came out to roughly $65 each ) and I wouldn't use them again. The Nokon Cables squeak like a giant mouse after every wash and although the Alligator Cables didn't squeak, they didn't justify the $65 price tag, IMO.

    I would buy something else, unless all your upgrades have been done and you have some spare $65 lying around.

    But I have heard other riders wear by them though.

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