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    Quality cables, what to use?

    Looking at the XTR flourine coated shift cable set, worth it? How about the XTR brake cable set? Anything else I should be considering?

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    Not worth it.... Been there done that! Good old jagwire housings and good quality ss cables is all you need!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ae111black
    Not worth it.... Been there done that! Good old jagwire housings and good quality ss cables is all you need!
    I totally agree. Coated cables only feel nice for a little while. The key is making sure to cut the cable housings squarely and use an awl to make sure the openings are done properly. SS cables with a little bit of Prolink lube are what I like best.
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    spending a lot on steel cables isn't worth it.

    powercordz make a great product, cables are made from kevlar type stuff and are low friction coated.

    Smoother snappier gear shifts and never stretches so no need to ever readjust gears once set up.

    The cables do cost $30, you are paying for a luxury of smoother more consistent shifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guy2600
    Looking at the XTR flourine coated shift cable set, worth it? How about the XTR brake cable set? Anything else I should be considering?

    Yup XTR cable set with the rubber boots well worth it improves shifting, will not set-up, never freezes....

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    DAMNIT MAN! Cave Giant beat me to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveGiant
    spending a lot on steel cables isn't worth it.

    powercordz make a great product, cables are made from kevlar type stuff and are low friction coated.

    Smoother snappier gear shifts and never stretches so no need to ever readjust gears once set up.

    The cables do cost $30, you are paying for a luxury of smoother more consistent shifting.

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    Spending a lot on steel cables? Steel cables are the cheapest option - less than $5 each!
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    what do you guys think about closed housing vs. open housing? I ride in an often wet and muddy environment, should I be using closed cable housing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymouse
    what do you guys think about closed housing vs. open housing? I ride in an often wet and muddy environment, should I be using closed cable housing?

    Full length housings for sloppy conditions , use good low compression housing and quality steel cables .

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    I'd only be looking for shifter cables, brakes are hydraulic. Anything you can recommend directly with a link that doesn't break the bank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymouse
    I'd only be looking for shifter cables, brakes are hydraulic. Anything you can recommend directly with a link that doesn't break the bank?
    Go over to pricepoint.com & get you a 25ft roll of Alligator STSP shifter cable housing for 19.95 & some uncoated stainless steel shifter cables. Not sure if pricepoint sells the ferrules though. You can always pick up a few at the local bike shop. Enough housing to run full length if you like & have some for the future.
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    +1 just make sure you get the right width don't buy the thicker stuff like I did..... looks cheap still works good though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymouse
    I'd only be looking for shifter cables, brakes are hydraulic. Anything you can recommend directly with a link that doesn't break the bank?
    Looks like pricepoint has the ferrules too. Just give them a call to confirm the correct size! You're good to go!
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