Not sure how this stacks up to Gore’s new fiber-optic based cable housing, but Power Cordz is claiming their new Prime cable set is the lightest cable and housing system in the world.
If you’re not familiar with their “cables”, they’re actually nylon-coated synthetic fibers rather than metal cables, which gives them a weight advantage to begin with. We reviewed them here.
The Prime steps it up (down?) further by replacing the traditional steel housing with a “feather light” housing created by Io Dupont. They say it’s half the weight, yielding a 16g weight loss overall on a typical installation. Weight is 18g/meter for the 4.5mm diameter version. The new kits also come with new all-alloy nosed ferrules and grommet clasps (they look like mini wiper seals) that help keep any grit out of the system.
Lastly, they now come in yellow, blue, red, black and white color options with white, red and black housings. Specs and pricing listed after the break…
- Housing weighs 18g/meter (4.5mm)
- 1.2 mm cable weighs 2 grams, 1.5 mm weighs 3 grams (standard steel gear cable weighs 14 grams)
- The 1.2 mm size is compatible with all common shift systems (SRAM, Shimano, Campagnolo)
- New nosed ferrules and grommet clasps eliminate ware, increase life span, and address installation concerns.
- Manufactured in the U.S.A.
- Two year defect warranty
- MSRP $69.95 per system (pre-order)