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    Need some help from Mukluk owners...

    Could anyone give me an idea of the rear brake line for a Medium or Large Mukluk? I'm putting some new brakes on my SS and want to make sure I leave the lines long enough to fit my new Muk. Thanks in advance!

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    It routes down the downtube and under the BB, The line has a bit of a loop in it. It'll need to be quite long.

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    I understand it's going to be pretty long, but would rather compensate for that now and live with a little extra hose on my SS for the next couple of months.

    Anyone have the length?

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    from salsa blog nov 2010 Cables & Housing: The Mukluk is designed to use full-length cable housing for both the brakes and the front and rear derailleurs. This offers a fairly well sealed, low maintenance system that is less prone to contamination from mud, snow, and ice. If mechanical disc brakes are used, an appropriately long rear brake cable must be used. Below is a list of housing lengths Salsa uses when building Mukluk completes bikes. The actual housing required will vary depending on your bar choice, stem length, shifters, etc. XS SM MD LG XL Front Derailleur 1040 1140 1170 1200 1230 Rear Derailleur 1500 1600 1630 1700 1750 Front Brake 670 770 800 800 800 Rear Brake 1600 1700 1735 1750 1770 A standard length front and rear shifter cable is plenty long (usually 2000 – 2300mm), and a standard brake cable (usually 1700mm) is good enough for the front brake. Only the rear brake is a concern. Most cable manufacturers now offer a ‘mountain mechanical’ rear cable that is made for mechanical disc brakes (these are usually around 2500 to 2700mm). If you can’t nail down one of those, just go with a ‘tandem length’ rear brake cable. Buy two and keep the spare in your parts bin. Jagwire offers Ripcord brake kits in a variety of colors that contain enough housing and long enough cables to be used with a Mukluk. The Ripcord derailleur kits however, DO NOT contain enough housing. Your local shop will have cables, as well as bulk derailleur and brake housing that can be cut to appropriate lengths for the Mukluk frame.

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    Salsa Cycles | Culture just about all you need to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4&20-9er View Post
    Salsa Cycles | Culture just about all you need to know
    Wow, perfect, thanks a ton! I swear I checked their site...but obviously not well enough Now, will my new brake be long enough? It's going to be close

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