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Old 11-08-12, 12:08
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Doing a build here with an older dura 9 speed group...anyone have any decent brake and shifting cable set ideas that are reasonably or even cheaply priced that work well? thanks...
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Old 11-08-12, 14:54
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Jagwire Racer Brake and Gear Cable Kit for Road Bikes :

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/jagwire-race...or-road-bikes/

I've used these on several bikes. High quality kit. Reasonably priced.
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Have people really and issues with particular cables
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Have people really and issues with particular cables
I have. When shimano switched to underbar routing of the shift cables (think Ulegra 6700) for their higher end STI levers, I had problems with imprecise shifting due to cable drag on the rear derailleur. Switching to a lower drag cable housing certainly worked for me. Indeed Shimano wants to use the very latest version of their cable housings because they're supposed to have much less drag.

I used the Yokozunas but the brake housings are a ***** to work with for two reasons. They're mega stiff and they're a bit oversized. Trying to get the cable housing seated in an ultegra 6700 caliper required heroic efforts. I doubt I'll use the Yokozunas again.

I've heard good things about the jaqwire sets.
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I have. When shimano switched to underbar routing of the shift cables (think Ulegra 6700) for their higher end STI levers, I had problems with imprecise shifting due to cable drag on the rear derailleur. Switching to a lower drag cable housing certainly worked for me. Indeed Shimano wants to use the very latest version of their cable housings because they're supposed to have much less drag.

I used the Yokozunas but the brake housings are a ***** to work with for two reasons. They're mega stiff and they're a bit oversized. Trying to get the cable housing seated in an ultegra 6700 caliper required heroic efforts. I doubt I'll use the Yokozunas again.

I've heard good things about the jaqwire sets.
I replaced the Shimano 105 cables and housings on my GF's bike with Jagwires and the difference is like chalk and cheese. I'd say they are better than Gore at a much better price!!!

This is definitely one of the best upgrades you can make. Totally transforms mid-spec groupsets.
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Well don't want to take this into the Campy vs Shimano realm but I guess I understand now.
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Well don't want to take this into the Campy vs Shimano realm but I guess I understand now.
My current bike is the first one I've had without Campy. I really don't mind Dura Ace but I know that I'll be switching back on my next bike.
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jagwire racer it is...got a set for 35 bucks ...thanks for the advice!
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Have people really and issues with particular cables
Yep Cervelo routing works really badly with some cheaper outers. Maybe more a sympton of their poor routing but the cables need to compensate for that
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Well don't want to take this into the Campy vs Shimano realm but I guess I understand now.
Lol I have lots of campy and a fair bit of Shimano, they both work well. And Campy didnt do a great job with their 9 speed record carbon levers a few years back which wont fit many brake cables
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