I ran the Nokon beads for all of the sections on my SB. However, I had to buy a lot more beads than the ones that are included in the kit. I think this is a common complaint if you read the reviews. I also bought long lengths of the inner sheath so I could run it the full length of the cable.
I recently had to replace the rear derailleur cable and I just took the whole Nokon stuff off. After using it for over a year, I'm not sure it has a great advantage over any other quality cable and housing and it sure is more trouble to install.
Sound advice, DD. Thanks man. I been shoppin around for some new housin and thought this would be pretty sweet stuff. But I'm starting to think the real bonus of the Nokon housing is in using it for brakes. Either V's or cable actuated disc brakes.
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