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    External cables

    On the Norco Fluid, Range and some Sight models, there seems to be some small but sharp protruding brackets holding cables to the top tube. Have you had issues with it cutting your knees while wearing shorts?
    Also, have you got any solutions as to tidying the cables/brackets up?
    This is the only thing stopping me from buying a Norco FS as my first FS bike.

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    Trust me, no matter where they are, external cables are better than internal ones. Internal routing is a stupid idea and the sooner it dies the better. Hopefully one day we'll look back at it and laugh at the foolish vanity that gave birth to it.

    I have a hard-tail with cable bosses on top of the top-tube and I've never bounced off them. That doesn't mean you won't, just sayin'.

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    I have a 2018 Sight C1. Before that a 2015 Range C2.

    My Sight has square black rubber frame grommets for the cables. Not sharp in any way, and located nowhere close to any moving body parts.

    I had a Sight demo for a week. I lost one of the grommets mid ride. On the Sight I bought, my LBS loctited all of them. So far so good.

    Not sure what protruding brackets you are referring to.

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    I think the alloy bikes have external routing. But I've never had a bike with external routing ever be an issue while riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Trust me, no matter where they are, external cables are better than internal ones. Internal routing is a stupid idea and the sooner it dies the better. Hopefully one day we'll look back at it and laugh at the foolish vanity that gave birth to it.

    I have a hard-tail with cable bosses on top of the top-tube and I've never bounced off them. That doesn't mean you won't, just sayin'.
    You speak the truth

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