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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
It's probably just me but I'm a bit confused as to what's being discussed or what it means to people, ie. "Integrated / invisible cables.."

We had another Emonda post above, but a quick look at Trek's site, here's an Emonda. Cables aren't invisible.. but in certain areas of the bike they seem to be inside the tubes:


Here's a Specialized carbon bike.. tarmac I think


Here's another big brand carbon bike Synapse Cannondale.
My understanding of terminology on this is:
"internal cable routing" = frames with cables/hoses running inside them, which is what you posted, and as far as I can tell would be every carbon frame available at the moment.
"integrated cockpit" takes it a step further and routes the cables through the handlebars, stem, and into the frame.

You can have internal cable routing without an integrated cockpit (most bikes, like the ones you posted), but you can't have an integrated cockpit without internal cable routing.
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