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    upgrading cables system - gore/nokon/yokozuna/other?

    title pretty much sums this one!
    new frame gets new sexy bits, and im looking to improve the already excellent force group i have and upgrading my basic jagwire system looks a (relatively) cheap way of doing so, so your experiences would be welcomed...
    im north of england based so wet and windy but tricky fittings doesnt bother me as all my fingers and some of my braincells work

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    I installed the SRAM Red (Gore fully sealed) cables when I set up my bike with a new Force group.. Love the fully sealed cables.. Still shifting just as smoothly as they did when I first set the bike up. (From back in December) Compared to my old bike and the Campy record cables these Gore cables are awesome.
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    the new Gore sealed cables work well and are very easy to install, they should work well for you.
    i work for some bike racers...
    2013 Trek Madone 5.9 w/ '12 SRAM Red
    2010 Cervelo T1 sprint bike
    Ruger 10-22TD
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    oh, those belong in another forum

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    I use Yokozuna cables on my Sram Red group and it shifts like butter. Very, very smooth and fast. This was after someone on this forum made suggestions. it is almost night and day using the Yokozunas.
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    +1 on Yokozuna. Run them on both my bikes and have been very happy. Especially with the shifting. Like stated b4 me, my Sram Red on one bike, and Sram Force on the other shift quick, precise, smooth. Only downside is that they are not the lightest cables out there.

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    The Jagwire racer cableset I just installed my new Red group with work perfectly. I would be surprised if one could make a meaningful functional improvement on that.

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    no1 feeling the nokon then, damn, i was hoping the shiniest would also be best!
    2-2-1 yoko-gore-race

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    saw this post about yokozuna & rust

    Yokozuna Brake Cable Rust!

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    Personally? I like the QBP slick cables in regular housing. Works well. Inexpensive. Easy to find if something goes wrong.

    I have Red/Gore cables on one bike, teflon coated on another, and regular cables on a third. Never missed a shift on any of em.

    YMMV

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    Dura Ace.

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    I like the Gore cables as well due to the sealing from the elements.

    But a properly finished cable housing and quality stainless steel cable, regardless of brand, will provide many miles of trouble free riding.
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    gore look to be taking it as I spose sram AND honourable members cant be wrong. gone for some koolstop tectonic multicompound brakepads and a fizik arione as other welcome gifts to new frame...

    oh the tectonics looked interesting, only seem to be made for v-s tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camilo View Post
    The Jagwire racer cableset I just installed my new Red group with work perfectly. I would be surprised if one could make a meaningful functional improvement on that.
    I've been digging Racers for a long time. Very reasonable, work great.

    As others mentioned, square ends, proper lengths, and solid taping to the bars covers a ton of difference.
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    i think as long as the system is based on tensioned metal cord running through a sheath around bends and subject to twisting and turning etc etc there will always be room for functional improvement, new materials breed new possibilites. until we all have electric that is... saying that you will probably still be able to buy aftermarket cabling for that, even if it is just in pretty colours!

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