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    who makes the lightest housing?

    I know the Nokon stuff is super light, but I heard that their is a taiwanese company that makes something similar for less money?

    Any Nokon alternitives?

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    delta aztec powerlines are similar to the nokon housing and cost much less. I think that if you get the brake housing you can use powercodz cables (someone please correct me if i'm wrong on this)
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    Tune

    Tune is all plastic and very light. Several posters here I believe have a stash with some for sale, otherwise keep an eye on ebay (and German ebay)

    Quote Originally Posted by Steveorocks
    I know the Nokon stuff is super light, but I heard that their is a taiwanese company that makes something similar for less money?

    Any Nokon alternitives?

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    I've been looking for some tune for awhile and no luck yet
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    no more Tune...

    Quote Originally Posted by BOhNSAI!!!
    I've been looking for some tune for awhile and no luck yet
    i sold them but they are all gone except some i kept which should cover all my bikes in the future...

    anyway - below is my list with housings weights. definitely DON'T get the Nokons. that's wasted money and if used as shiftcables even heavier than standard shimano !! on a MTB they look awful after just a coupl eof rides, there will be kinks as the individual segements tend to stick because of dust and dirt...the cables aren't slick not even when new and they make creaking noise as soon as there is enough dirt between the segments....all my own experience! i tossed them after just 3 rides. man was i lucky to get them for free to test!

    i just found some cablesets from french TRANSFIL. those have the same weight as the Nokons but are much cheaper and well sealed. but once again if used as shift cables those are heavier than shimano.

    lightest is GLEITEC U3. that's a tiny german manufacturer which i also had a hard time to get. so forget them.you won't find them anywhere. not even german weight-weenies know about them ...

    Cables + Housings:

    BRAKE:
    Tune "plastic"5mm: 18g/m
    Tune "plastic" 6mm : 21.5g/m
    Gore Ride-on light: 23g/m (without inner liner)
    Nokon: 35.5g/m (metal outer 29.5g/m + plastic sheath 6.5g/m)
    Tune "Aluminum" : 37g/m
    Transfil "flying snake": 41g/m (36g/m housing+5g/m inner liner)
    Powercordz: 45g/m
    Shimano: 53.0g/m
    Gore Ride-on: 54g/m
    Gore: 57g/m
    Shimano XTR : 58.5g/m

    SHIFT:
    Gleitec U3 : 12.5g/m
    Tune "plastic": 18/m
    Gore Ride-on light: 23g/m (without inner liner)
    Jagwire: 32.0g/m
    Shimano SIS : 34.0g/m
    Nokon: 35.5g/m (metal outer 29.5g/m + plastic sheath 6.5g/m)
    Transfil "flying snake": 36g/m
    Powercordz: 45g/m
    Gore Ride-on: 54g/m

    INNER CABLES:
    Powercordz Shift cable: 4.25g/m
    Powercordz Brake Cable: 3.1g/m

    XTR Shift Cable : 9g/m
    XTR Brake Cable : 13g/m

    SET OF CABLES (XTR shift+brake with housing,per bike):
    Hardtail: ca. 150g
    Fullsuspension: ca. 200g
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    Transfil

    Nino,
    Where can you order those Flyin Snake cables? I am looking for some new brake cables and would like to give them a try. Im in the Czech Republic so ordering from someplace in Germany would be fine. Can you offer up any links?

    Thanks
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    I have some 6 mm Tune housing which I may be willing to part with, if anyone's interested. My 5 mm Tune stash ain't going anywhere though.
    If in doubt - pedal harder!!!

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    Tune Housing

    Try Jeremy & Sarah at Alchemy Bicycle Works. I found some there in late 2005.

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    which Jagwire

    nino, which Jagwire housing are you referring to? Is it the Ripcord? I hope so because I just bought a kit and am planning on getting the powercordz inner cable.


    Quote Originally Posted by nino

    SHIFT:
    Gleitec U3 : 12.5g/m
    Tune "plastic": 18/m
    Gore Ride-on light: 23g/m (without inner liner)
    Jagwire: 32.0g/m
    Shimano SIS : 34.0g/m
    Nokon: 35.5g/m (metal outer 29.5g/m + plastic sheath 6.5g/m)
    Transfil "flying snake": 36g/m
    Powercordz: 45g/m
    Gore Ride-on: 54g/m

    INNER CABLES:
    Powercordz Shift cable: 4.25g/m
    Powercordz Brake Cable: 3.1g/m

    XTR Shift Cable : 9g/m
    XTR Brake Cable : 13g/m

    SET OF CABLES (XTR shift+brake with housing,per bike):
    Hardtail: ca. 150g
    Fullsuspension: ca. 200g
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