What cables for brakes and gears.....

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What cables for brakes and gears.....

Post by pushbikemike » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:05 pm

On my drop bar mountain bike.
What do you recommend for slick shifting (shimano 105 doubles 10 speed)and smooth braking ( bb7's)

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Re: What cables for brakes and gears.....

Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:22 pm

Shimano SP41 for gears.

Jagwire Pro Road compressionless for the BB7s. The bendy tubes under the bar tape make a massive difference.

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Re: What cables for brakes and gears.....

Post by pushbikemike » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:32 pm

Cheers for that. :grin:

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Re: What cables for brakes and gears.....

Post by Landslide » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:37 pm

My LBS reckon 10spd is probably the worst of all Shimano groupsets for suffering from cable friction, and recommend the super duper fancy coated inner cables, at least for the rear.

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Re: What cables for brakes and gears.....

Post by pushbikemike » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:39 am

I used bar end shifters in the past. Front was fine but rear gears were a real struggle to change. I'm hoping the move away from bar end shifters and using quality cables will make the experience a more pleasant one

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