Here's what works for me. Nokon or IRD Metawire housing & liner. Front brake has full liner and housing. Rear brake has full liner (no exposed cable), but gaps in the housing. I use a lighweight lube on the cable and liner... very little cable friction. I've been using the same setup on my derailleur cables and still feels new after almost 2 years.KamikazeBikr said:Whats the best cable set for Avid Mechs.