Are Germans more precise engineers? Or are we merely marveling at a tiny subset of the population that seems to come up with amazing solutions for just about everything? Regardless, Nokon cable housing was brought to life by those same amazing Germans. As opposed to standard housing, which either has wound metal or straight metal sheathed in plastic, Nokon uses aluminum sockets that have bulbs on the end of each socket. The result is a light, stiff housing system that can make impressively tight bends and won’t rust. Inside the aluminum housing is a Teflon liner that the cable travels on with near frictionless efficiency. Each kit comes with enough housing for a complete bike and two derailleur cables. Available in Black, Blue, Red or Silver and the cables are only compatible with mountain bike shifters.