Surprised you guys have liked the e.13 tires so much, especially for where you live. I'm in Seattle and found them terrifying - once you exceed a certain lean angle they tend to let go very suddenly, and grip has been pretty lackluster on wet roots and rocks. Had a few too many close calls on those (or in several cases, unexpected crashes) and went back to Magic Marys, no issues.
Those cable crimps look genius - where does a north american buy them? Your link is to a British site.