No, it's the stupid full-length cable outer that Orange use on this and the Patriot. It's driven me batty over the 2 years I've owned them. The problem is that when crud inevitably gets into the system, you have to completely dismantle it to clean it and just hope that the cable end's not so deformed that you can't thread it back in - otherwise you need a new cable just cos the old one's dirty. Madness! It also means you can't use standard XTR cables or Ride-on cables cos you don't get enough outer with them. I'm seriously considering having cable bosses brazed on, or I might even glue them on myself.
Best solution I've found is buy some XTR cables and use the black slippy coated inner and the rubber sealed cable ends (you get a fair few in the pack) with a long piece of standard outer. Also use the thinnest oil you can find to spray in the cable (I used penetrating lube, even thinner than WD40) as the viscosity of oil is sometimes enough to slow the cable down to the point where it wont' shift well.