'Zylon' material used is as strong as steel, yet reduces weight by 75 per cent

Power Cordz introduce 1.2mm derailleur cables

Io DuPont, the maker of Power Cordz cables, has announced a new 1.2mm derailleur cable made from ‘super-fibre’ Zylon.

Zylon is as strong as steel and saves 75 per cent of the weight, according to Io DuPont.

“This is an exciting product for us coming into 2009, our customers asked for this product and we’ve delivered,” says Tony DuPont, Inventor of Power Cordz and Founder of Io DuPont.

The new super-light Derailleur Cordz offer full compatibility with all standard shift systems – i.e. Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo. They will also work with standard 4mm housing and lightweight aftermarket housing systems.

The 1.2mm Cordz are available in two package configurations – a Cordz only set called the 1.2mm Derailleur Cordz Set, and as a complete system – Derailleur System 4mm featuring Cordz, Teflon coating housing, and sealed alloy ferrules.

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