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This weekend I've build up my Air 9 frame and when trying to install a Nokon cable set I ran into difficulties. It looks like there is not enough room to fit the outer cable shell through the cable stops of the toptube. I've searched the forum a bit and found one or two Air 9's with Nokon sets installed. One of the authors told me that he did not drill out the cable stops to make it fit. Does anyone have experience with fitting Nokon on the Air 9 (scandium) frame and if so do I just need to apply more pressure to push the cable housing in? I fear it will be so tight that the cable wont move freely through the outer cable.

I'm abit reluctant to drill holes in the cable stops to enlarge them. If at all possible to avoid, that would be great. The frame is new by the way so its a 2010/2011 version, should that matter at all.
 

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No problems here...

I had Nokons on my first generation Air9, don't remember any problems setting it up back then. Light and keeps the cables clean. Also run it on my CX bike. Occasionally the links rubbing can creak a little bit, I ran a very light oil along the length, then wiped it down. Sorry I don't have any helpfull tips, because I only remember it going on just fine. Sold the bike to a very good friend, just because they deserved a nice bike.
 

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Well according to both Niner and my dealer I should either use some fine sanding paper to open the cable stops abit or drill them out. The latter is not an option and I'm abit reluctant to use sandpaper on the paint. I've "forced" the outer cable in the cablestop and ran the innercable through it, immediately you feel resistance when pulling the cable. For now I've opted to go with Shimano XTR cables but I'd love to fit the Nokon's. Maybe I should just go ahead and get some fine sanding paper...
 
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