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“Now I bleed all the air out of the shock and move the bike
through its travel. I want to see how everything moves from
the shock’s static position to full compression. This housing is
“The most critical part of the rear derailleur cable and housing
routing is what happens when the suspension compresses.
You have one side connected to the main frame and the other
side connected to a seatstay or chainstay that moves 2 inches
when the suspension compresses. You need to minimize how
much housing kink you get as the suspension compresses.
There are two ways to do this. Make sure the cable is as short
as possible when the shock is fully extended. Excess cable and
“If you begin to experience a loss in shifting performance, try
replacing this section of housing first. It is short and takes more
abuse than any other section of housing.”