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Which Cables Do I Need For My Bike?

Unless your road bike is capable of electronic handle shifting, or a hydraulic system working with disc brakes, your bike shift and brake components use cables to stop the ride or change the gear. Bicycle cables are usually made of steel strands wound together and leap with an anchor on one end. Most high quality cables are made of stainless steel and coated with anti friction materials.

Use Appropriate Cables and Housing

It is important to ensure that the proper bike cable and housings for brakes and shifters should be used. Using inappropriate cables and housing will cause serious problems and poor performance and can become even more dangerous when it comes to brakes.

Length of Cables and Housing Should Be Sufficient

It is also vital to consider that bars must be able to move in both directions left and right for at least 90 degrees without making tension in the housings and cables. In simple words, they should not limit the bar motion.

Cables Are Housing Should Be Short

It is imperative to keep the bike brake cable and bike shifter cable housing as short as possible. Long cables also impact the shifters and will result in less precise shifting. Shimano, Sram, RockShox, Campagnolo, and XLC are the best manufacturers of bike parts and bike brake cable replacement gear.

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