Instead of the usual wirerubber cocktail that most cable housing uses, Jagwire's Road Elite Link Shift Cable Kit girds its Teflon coated cables with an exoskeleton of alloy links. The benefits are impressive, especially considering how counter intuitive this construction seems at first blush. Compared to traditional housing, the Link carapace allows for trickier routing angles, enjoys increased durability, stays compression free so shifting and braking doesn't get muddy after a few weeks, and most surprising of all is a claimed 20% lighter. The segmented anno look also makes for a distinctive style that complements a tiresaddletape color scheme or serves as an easy to spot beacon while rushing from the water into a crowded transition. Please note that Jagwire recommends this kit for Shimano or SRAM road builds only Campagnolo fans need not apply.