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Received my Yumeya gear cableset this morning.

weight for the 2 metres of outer cable is 46grams on my scale.

I'll be pairing this with powercordz 1.2mm inners & will post up the weight savings from my standard setup to the new set up cut to length on the bike in a couple of days.
 

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The 3.5mm housing is about 30% lighter than the standard 4.0mm housing (shimano SP41). We've got several rolls of the stuff at the store i wrench at, and its been there for at least a year. Nobody is sure where exactly we got it, but its definitely available in canada at least. On pieces long enough to do I think it was the rear derailleur loop, I got 13g for the 4.0mm SP41 and 10g for the unknown label 3.5mm housing.
 

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DeeEight said:
The 3.5mm housing is about 30% lighter than the standard 4.0mm housing (shimano SP41). We've got several rolls of the stuff at the store i wrench at, and its been there for at least a year. Nobody is sure where exactly we got it, but its definitely available in canada at least. On pieces long enough to do I think it was the rear derailleur loop, I got 13g for the 4.0mm SP41 and 10g for the unknown label 3.5mm housing.
sorry D8 - these weights are not possible!

Tune housing was 18g/m
Gleitec U3 was a tiny bit lighter lighter but look at it's size! And it was made out of some fibres.The Gleitec is shown next to the slimmer Tune...

So 10 and 13g for some generic cable is not possible.
 

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Nino, Are you naturally this stupid or do you have to deliberately practice being it daily or something? Or is it just your natural tendency to attack any info that might hurt your sales. Afterall, who's gonna order your crap that's finicky to setup and keep working properly if there's already cheap and stiff 3.5mm housing available on the market which is good enough for XTR/DuraAce equipped bikes.

I said... it was 10g for a length to do the REAR DERAILLEUR LOOP section of housing... which unless you're using one uninterrupted piece of housing from the middle of a suspension frame to the rear derailleur (as I do on my Amp B-3), there is no way in hell you'll ever need to use 1 meter of the stuff in that spot.
 

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DeeEight said:
Nino, Are you naturally this stupid or do you have to deliberately practice being it daily or something? Or is it just your natural tendency to attack any info that might hurt your sales. Afterall, who's gonna order your crap that's finicky to setup and keep working properly if there's already cheap and stiff 3.5mm housing available on the market which is good enough for XTR/DuraAce equipped bikes.

I said... it was 10g for a length to do the REAR DERAILLEUR LOOP section of housing... which unless you're using one uninterrupted piece of housing from the middle of a suspension frame to the rear derailleur (as I do on my Amp B-3), there is no way in hell you'll ever need to use 1 meter of the stuff in that spot.
oh-sorry!
I didn't read well enough then. But who cares what a tiny section weighs anyway? You have to give numbers that are comparable. That's why people in here try to post 100cm weights.

I just re-weighed some Tune Plastic housings as i couldn't find such a pic anymore. Shown below exactly 100cm: 18g (No D8 - i don't sell that!)

Still the lightest until someoone might find this Gleitec U3 housing again. This Yumeya stuff is cool but the pricing is simply insane. And i would want it only if i had full-lenght housing otherwise it isn't sealed and will be contaminated with dirt rather easily unlike systems that are full covered.
 

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Well monday i'll bring home the stuff, we never use it (a lack of 3.5mm housing end caps will tend to do that) at the store, and I'll weigh it. There's probably five or so meters worth rolled up. I think they must have come with build kits on bikes, probably either Lapierre or Willier road bikes.
 

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More verified weights...

While i took out those Tunes i thought i might also take another closer look at some other housings i had around in my basement.As you can see i have quite a few...;)

I'm shocked to see the Nokons are actually even heavier than i always thought!! Those really stink. That's actually a piece of the set i had installed on my own bike a couple of years ago.
 

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same here..

snowdrifter said:
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i just thought how much it weighs per meter?
 

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nino said:
This Yumeya stuff is cool but the pricing is simply insane. .
The other yumeya stuff really is expensive, but those housings are the same price as iLink, or a bit cheaper... shimano can be purchased at 38€ for 2m, iLink is the same price for 1,8m. If you consider the hassle of fine tuning the iLink, dirt getting into the links, premature rubbing etc, shimano gets the podium here...

Normal housings are the best option though... But we are not very reasonable guys, are we... :madman:
 

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Did you mounted yours yeat with pc? My housing arrives yesterday, will mount today, but I did play with it...

At first it seems impossible to use them both without any lubrification. Plastic/plastic contact isn't smooth at all...

Mine are 47g 2m
 

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No chance to fit yet due to work commitments & I am still waiting for rocknroll cable lube to arrive. May be a few more days before I get a chance to fit.
 

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Will try it tonight and see how it works.

EDIT: Ok, this looks like a monologue... But hey...

So, been playing with power cordz and yumeya. Regarding the last one, it is very good. It is a normal housing with a super weight. Awesome.

The PC needs some serious lube.... Can´t get it to work as good as a normal cable... Any thoughts? So far I used a dry chain lube...
 

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C Dunlop said:
Wow, the 4g discrepencies between different types of cable housing!!!

*shrug*
Welcome to the weight weenies forum.
Obviously you haven't been around for very long, so I'll give you a quick heads up.
On this forum, people pick apart their bikes part by part, piece by piece, bolt by bolt, trying to make it as light as possible.
So yes - 4 grams might not seem like much to some, but to others (namely weight weenies) it's a ridiculous amount of extra weight to be dragging around.
Hope you enjoyed your browsing of this thread....
Cheers
 
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