XTR cables – good value?
An aircraft engineer friend of mine recommended XTR gear cables so I gave them a try (£18 set from CRC) and they have lasted nearly three times as long as the stainless equivalents.
Take into consideration the time it takes to change them and they are actually quite good value. They are also pre stretched and have a surprisingly positive affect on shifting.Posted 4 years agoesher shoreMember
for my own bikes? always Shimano SP-41 outer and any quality inner gear cables, cut and fitted correctly
for my customer’s bikes? its currently Clarkes or CBB outer, because the bigger chain stores have realised how much money they can save by not providing their workshops with quality cabling for customers
its not unknown to cause ongoing havoc with 10 speed and especially 11 speed transmission 🙁Posted 4 years ago
Aye, the kit just works out good value.
That must have changed then since my notes. You used to be able to get it cheaper if you bought around, bought separately, and bought the outer off a 10m roll.
Anyway, good stuff. As are the matching brake cables (for us old skool non-hydro folk).Posted 4 years agocurvatureMember
I have just bought a Goodridge set to match my braided hoses.
Similar price to XTR and comes with all above mentioned fittings plus the ability to use a full length inner liner even when not using a full length outer cable. Only trouble is the liner is bright blue which isnt going to match my white and orange Clockwork 29er.Posted 4 years ago
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