Originally Posted by Chris Nicastro
Try shortening the wires half an inch at a time and you can see the difference right away. Your suspension setting will also effect how easy it is to pick the bike back up too.
The reason for nylon guides is to have something that is more slick on certain surfaces. Its also softer and compliant compared to the steel wires so its just a different way to do the same thing.
I think I get it now, if I were to run inside a gym or something like that, the owners probably wouldn't' like having steel scraping along the floor.