Here is a cautionary note to all new 6.6 owners regarding cable routing, today I started to assemble my new 6.6. I wanted to run the cables through the link as shown on the orange Intense 6.6 and also on Cowboys bike. As all the parts are new, I wanted to avoid spliting the rear brake hose from the body so the link has to come out
The suspension link comes out relatively easy, ditto the DHX shock, cables installed and my mind is racing ahead to a test ride however getting the link back in was a nightmare
I could get any three of the four link bolts in, it did not matter which three or which position, I swapped bolts and spacer washers but each time the last hole was about two mm out, I tried everything but all it did was start to damage the leading thread. After over two hours of rising frustration I enrolled a friend and with a lever through the hole in the link we forced it in position and got a few threads engaged and bit by bit each bolt was worked tight.
With the benefit of hindsight I should just have split the hose from the brake body and threaded it through, saving myself loads of pain and almost a returned frame.
It was impossible to work out what was causing the distortion but distorted it is and it makes refitting the DHX difficult too.
So take my advice, split the cable and save your self the pain of removing the link