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Poll ended at Mon May 31, 2010 10:19 pm
under 19lbs 67%  67%  [ 16 ]
over 19lbs 33%  33%  [ 8 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:06 pm 
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Hey Marin Man. Just to let you Know Nokon is actually heavier than Shimano XTR housing. Yumeya is even lighter still and Jagwire is also lighter. The lightest available housing is alligator Mini I-links, available in a few anodised colours. (Edit: I was wrong about the weights there...:oops: )

If you have the money there are 46g inner tubes called 'Eclipse' but they are pricey.


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I weighed a length of xtr of the equivalent size and it was not lighter than nokon, :? looks cool as well 8)
How much are the tubes as I could go tubeless but the gunk would weigh more than the tubes at 46gm :shock:


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Not sure on the price but I think they are about £40/50 each.

Info here: http://luckynino.blogspot.com/2009/03/e ... e-56g.html

According to this Nokon is a bit heavier than XTR but not as much as I thought:

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/listi ... ype=cables

There are lighter cable systems than Nokon though.


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In that link the xtr brake outer is listed at 58.5gm per metre and the nokon at 38gm per metre (the nokon inner are the same thickness as gear cables so a bit lighter there too),and the innertubes are amazingly light but look like never ending condoms to me....not that anyone would see them :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:37 pm 
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Im using Jagwire kevlar housing @ 39g per metre. I find it shifts better than the Nokon too and I prefer the look. I have it in white with gold ferrules on the ends (ala Yumeya) 8)

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How about a 12.7g per metre shifter housing?

http://luckynino.blogspot.com/2009/03/a ... leset.html


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Shockingly light but I like red :wink:


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marin man wrote:
Shockingly light but I like red :wink:


Like this?

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Holy crap....I would have bought those ..a bit pink though :oops:

the jagwire has been very abrasive to your chainstay :shock: and your bike is dirty too ugh ugh :lol:


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Thats previous wear. Frames due a re-spray soon. In the meantime I like to smear local mud on it to make it look like I actually ride rather than sit in front of retrobike.co.uk all day! :lol:

The i-link could just be looking a bit pink from the photo. It was the first one I saw. In this one it looks OK I think...

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I am now officially depressed and will watch father ted to cheer me self up :lol:


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