- any most bargainous gear cables to suggest?
best quality / price options seen recently?
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CRC have some on price drop sale.Posted 7 years ago
Flying snake seem good. Ive fitted them to 3 of my bikes and they seem to last a long time. Not had to change one yet. You get outer, inner sheath and cable. With a continous cable set up there is very little opportunity for crap to get in. I recommend them. But they aint the cheapest.Posted 7 years ago
Jagwire kits here http://www.behindthebikeshed.co.uk/62/gear_cables.aspxPosted 7 years ago
interesting on flying snake – does this include cable and outer for front and rear mech? sounds like it does, but confirmation would be good. if so, that’s not a ridiculous price…Posted 7 years ago
Got some Clarke pre-lubed ones from CRC last month. They seem pretty good and were a great price (£6.99 for the full set)Posted 7 years ago
Yes it is a kit for both front and rear mech. I only have single ring set ups.Posted 7 years ago
Buy one get one free then 😆Posted 7 years ago
+1 for the Clarkes cables. You need a good set of cutters though as the outers and stiffer than most. My worn park cutters will still cut Shimano but I have to use my new cutters on the Clarkes stuff.Posted 7 years ago
hmmm, interesting – jagwire full set for c.£15 or XTR full set off CRC for £18…
got chiny new cable cutters ready to go so all set there!Posted 7 years ago
+1 for Jagwie.Like my bling silver cables.Posted 7 years ago
sounds like jagwire is the winner… but blue or pink… decisions decisions!Posted 7 years ago
Anyone recommend a full length cable set? Preferably from CRC, ‘cos I have a voucher…Posted 7 years ago
Got a set of Gore ride-on’s off eBay for £14 a while back (brand new) 🙂Posted 7 years ago
buy a load of Shimano outer, by the metre
buy a load of Shimano inners
buy some ferrules and crimps
buy a decent cable cutter and bench grinder, and fit everything yourself
much cheaper than kits in the long run.Posted 7 years ago
Yeah, I was thinking about just doing that, but I quite like the convenience of kits! I probably have enough ferrules and bits kicking around to do most of it anyway.Posted 7 years ago
it’s a fair point. on that basis, does anyone have any suggestions as to best place to get small bulk quantities of things like XTR cable outer, shimano stainless cables, ferrules and end caps? 🙂Posted 7 years ago
Bench grinder? WTF for?Posted 7 years ago
Yep that crossed my mind too, I forgot to ask for more explanation on the need for that particular tool!Posted 7 years ago
mtb-direct.co.uk for outer by the meter, they do shimano SP41 in different colours other than XTR grey, and cheep inners replaced regulalry seem the most foolproof solution asside from expensive sealed options.
KCNC inner looks cool, not sure how much better than normal XTR it is though. Seem’s more draggy but longer lasting as the coating rubs off and presumably then lines the outer without the need for large ammounts of lube. I’d not run it in full length outers though as with the coating it’s a bit thicker than normal hence the drag.Posted 7 years ago
Rose are doing Shimano MTB gear cable sets for 15€. Black outers, but they have lengths of other colours for about 5€ too.Posted 7 years ago
Bench grinder gets that perfectly flat end to the cut outer.Posted 7 years ago
Can’t beat Shimano SP41/ XTR!Posted 7 years ago
good info, tinas. will check it out later.Posted 7 years ago
mtb-direct.co.uk for outer by the meter, they do shimano SP41 in different colours other than XTR grey,
It’s slightly cheaper for 10m here, and they do colours tooPosted 7 years ago
SP41 from Parker, inners from Wilkos.Posted 7 years ago
good info people, cheers.
PP, we need to do another London ride soon – set it up, could you? thanks. 🙂Posted 7 years ago
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These are the buisness, look good, work good, cheap. (I use an oiler in full length lines, but thats a bit overkill)
they look good too. are the outers easily trimmable to length?Posted 7 years ago
I went for Parker International in the end. Seemed good price and choice etc. Went for the “non-priority” free postage option. Ordered 12 days ago and still not here!
Took them 6 days to actually despatch (apparently “Premium” service, i.e. paid postage gets prioritised…). 6 more days later and still no sign. Presumably “Free” = sub-second class. 😡
Annoying… Won’t be using them again, then.Posted 7 years ago
They turned up yesterday. Rapid. 😀Posted 7 years ago
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