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Nokon cables -- gimmick or good?(5 posts)

Nokon cables -- gimmick or good?DougSloan
Jun 24, 2002 1:07 PM
These look interesting. Anyone know something about them?

Excel sells them now: http://www.excelsports.com/item.asp?description=Derailleur+Cable+Set&vendorCode=NOKON

Thanks.

Doug
re: Nokon cables -- gimmick or good?schills
Jun 24, 2002 4:05 PM
I haven't used them but have a read about them recently. My concern would be over any damage they would cause to the finish of the bike around the headtube area where cables invariably come into contact with the paint. When I change cables in a year or two I might look them over, but I wouldn't swap good cables for these just to "upgrade".
re: Nokon cables -- gimmick or good?JimP
Jun 26, 2002 10:32 AM
And then, what about the internally routed rear brake cables? I would be concerned about what the aluminum would do rattling around there. I put a couple of little pieces of tape on the headtube where the DA cables rub since I noticed a little abrasion there. The headtube is black and you have to look closely to even see the tape. You could use some of that clear "bike saver" tape and be real classy!
Ive played with them at a bike storeishmael
Jun 24, 2002 5:59 PM
they allow the bars to move more smoothly although that never was a problem Ive ever heard of anyway. they seem durable. Nice looking. I hunted them down once but they are too expensive for my non-existant budget.
If you try them outgrandemamou
Jun 25, 2002 5:06 AM
Give us a report. I noticed them too. They are pretty pricy. For me the weight saving is meaningless but if it improves shifting I would be interested.