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    Highline cable routing - advice please

    I tried a few different ways to route the rear shift cable on the HL while it was in the stand, and this one ended up being my favorite. I'm not thrilled about how severe the kink is in the housing but on the plus side it doesn't really rub on the frame, and it doesn't extend or contract as the suspension goes through the travel. I hit the housing with a heat gun for a little bit to help the outer plastic get a little more comfortable with the shape, not sure if that will really help or not. It seems to shift fine on the street... wearing flip flops... not exactly tearing up the gnar gnar. Hopefully I can get on some dirt tomorrow for a shakedown ride.

    Anyways, what do you guys think, is there a better way to run this section of cable? I tried putting it through the linkage but the cable wanted to push towards the front of the bike when the suspension moved, and I wasn't getting a good feeling about that.

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    Have you tried using the guide on Turner's website? I know they have cable routing help there. Hope this helps.



    Quote Originally Posted by AW_
    I tried a few different ways to route the rear shift cable on the HL while it was in the stand, and this one ended up being my favorite. I'm not thrilled about how severe the kink is in the housing but on the plus side it doesn't really rub on the frame, and it doesn't extend or contract as the suspension goes through the travel. I hit the housing with a heat gun for a little bit to help the outer plastic get a little more comfortable with the shape, not sure if that will really help or not. It seems to shift fine on the street... wearing flip flops... not exactly tearing up the gnar gnar. Hopefully I can get on some dirt tomorrow for a shakedown ride.

    Anyways, what do you guys think, is there a better way to run this section of cable? I tried putting it through the linkage but the cable wanted to push towards the front of the bike when the suspension moved, and I wasn't getting a good feeling about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6packguywith5spot
    Have you tried using the guide on Turner's website? I know they have cable routing help there. Hope this helps.
    Thanks... I looked but couldn't find it for the HL (it had the XC bikes though).

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    I run mine down here,hardly any cable growth or bends.
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    Couldn't you keep it where it is but run a zip tie thru the hole in the rocker to hold the cable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Works
    Couldn't you keep it where it is but run a zip tie thru the hole in the rocker to hold the cable?
    Yeah... it seems like it is just fine without the extra zip tie though. And believe me, I love zip ties, so any excuse I have to use one...

    I think I am going to use the route Rackerrack suggested, same as the brake line on the other side. It's a smoother path.

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    Here is how I did mine. Works fine for me.. I personally do not like extra zip ties. The cable route mounts are there for a reason IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rackerrack
    I run mine down here,hardly any cable growth or bends.
    Thanks for the tip I just changed mine over. I like clean cable routing. This is the cleanest and strightest route. Can't believe I didn't think of it
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