Is it from going through the tube in the shroud? There are these roller shafts.
That's pretty cool. Last year when I installed my Thing shroud, I was shocked at the angle it put on my cable. I lowered my crossbar to the lower point and moved my lever one flat of the hex bar and it was a perfectly straight pull. The bad news was that I had to lower my coil mount for clearance.
At least I was able to use one of the "extra" holes I drilled in my new shroud to mount my hard line.