GORE Ride On gear cables
I’ve used them for years, and used to swear by them, but the fully sealed set I purchased last year worked for about 2 mths before stiffenining up to the point of being unusable.I’d only fitted the rear, so replaced it with the other, thinking i’d been unlucky, this also died in short order. Wiggle were very good and gave a full refund, i’m now using Shimano(pre-greased) full length outer with no problem over the last 4 mths.Posted 8 years ago
I got mine from 18 Bikes for £30, fully sealed extra long version. I had to drill out my cable stops to fit a full length outer which is something you need to consider.
Other than that I found them as easy to fit as any cable and after 2 or 3 months they are performing as good as new. “Normal” cables usually clog up after a couple of rides in the Peaks where I ride, but I do seem to suffer more than most with that problem. My gear fettling is now greatly reduced.
I have Nokon cables on my other bikes which are a bit smoother than the Gore, but then they do need lubing. The Goretex inner sheath in the Gore cables has little enough friction so as to not need lubing.Posted 8 years ago
Granted it is overkill for a road bike but for MTBs I disagree with Algore. My old cable run ALWAYS got muck/grit in the outer cable at the cable stops on the swing arm. This was what led to poor shifting. Whilst I realise the Gore cables have a full length inner to keep the shifting smooth, I doubt that inner will last long once some grit has got between it and the outer at the cable stops. As I understand Gore make an extra long kit due to rider demand for full length outers. Riding in the gritty Peaks I don’t understand why someone would pay for expensive sealed cables and not run a full outer.Posted 8 years agobreatheeasyMember
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Got ’em on the commuter, doing a decent job of keeping the rubbish out.Posted 8 years ago
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