Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    451

    best shifting brake cable for SRAM

    What is the "best"? I read Yokozuna is good. Only the top of the line one, or others equally good?

  2. #2
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    689
    Quote Originally Posted by framesti View Post
    What is the "best"? I read Yokozuna is good. Only the top of the line one, or others equally good?
    I don't understand how a brake cable can be best shifting. ;-)

  3. #3
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    335
    I assume that you are talking cables and housing. I have very good luck with Shimano SP41 on both road and Mtn bikes. The Shimano stuff seems to last a long time.

    I just put some of their newest 9000 brake cables on my new Moots RSL build which are allegedly the smoothest yet...can't really comment on my perceived differences between these and the SP41's since the new cables/housings are on new 9000 brakes. The total package is very smooth.

    I've been really happy with the SP 41's over many miles.

  4. #4
    25.806975801127
    Reputation: PlatyPius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    9,887
    Shifting with the brake cable?

    You're doing it wrong....
    Other countries need to stop hatin' or we'll unfriend them. - Christine

    Apparently I left my reading comprehension glasses in my ass. - DrRoebuck

    Still, it felt great and I felt like I was sitting on some kind of vibrator -Touch0Gray

  5. #5
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,444
    Yokozuna is very stiff, not good if you have any tight bends in your cable path.

    Nokon is best for brake and shifters. Very expensive though.

  6. #6
    Pathlete and Pedalphile
    Reputation: redondoaveb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2,367
    Jagwire Pro is the best I've used so far.
    If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

  7. #7
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    3,077
    I probably shouldn't comment because I have no idea what is "best" or if there even is a "best". I hesitate whenever I read any thread that asks for "best" because there rarely, if ever, is anything that can objectively (objectively!) can be determined to be "best".

    That said, I've always used either a "kit" I got from Jagwire, I believe called the "Racer"? and also just generic, bulk housings and regular old Jagwire cables that my LBS sells..... and my shifting is perfect. I don't know how you can get better than perfect- but I'd be very surprised if there weren't a lot of different cables that would give you perfect.

  8. #8
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    335
    "Best" is a lot like "perfect" in many cases. Usually the best or the most perfect that I've used so far.

  9. #9
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    331
    I think Yokozuna are the best and last a long time as long as your frame doesn't have many bends as they are thicker and stronger. I have heard good things about the new 9000 Dura Ace cables as well.

  10. #10
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: anotherguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    445
    Quote Originally Posted by RC28 View Post
    I don't understand how a brake cable can be best shifting. ;-)
    I have "heard" that they are actually quite terrible. Not that I mixed up the cables the first time I was building a bike and spent several frustrating hours unable to figure out why I couldn't get either of the derailleurs setup.
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle on intervals

  11. #11
    'brifter' is a lame word.
    Reputation: cxwrench's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    8,633
    Quote Originally Posted by anotherguy View Post
    I have "heard" that they are actually quite terrible. Not that I mixed up the cables the first time I was building a bike and spent several frustrating hours unable to figure out why I couldn't get either of the derailleurs setup.
    You actually managed to get a brake cable into a shifter? I mean, the guy you heard about managed to get a brake cable into a shifter?
    i work for some bike racers...
    2013 Trek Madone 5.9 w/ '12 SRAM Red
    2010 Cervelo T1 sprint bike
    Ruger 10-22TD
    Smith&Wesson M&P 15-22
    Smith&Wesson M&P 9
    oh, those belong in another forum

  12. #12
    Cranky Old Bastard
    Reputation: Randy99CL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    1,595
    For me the "best" is the one that works flawlessly and doesn't cost a fortune because of a fancy name.

    Shimano always worked for me. The Jagwire that came on the new bike and with the new shifters works perfectly.
    "When you know absolutely nothing, anyone who knows 1% more than nothing sounds like an expert."

  13. #13
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: anotherguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    445
    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    You actually managed to get a brake cable into a shifter? I mean, the guy you heard about managed to get a brake cable into a shifter?
    I think I just started picking up momentum in a race to failure after the initial mix-up.
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle on intervals

Similar Threads

  1. SRAM Red Brake cable housing
    By iKon in forum SRAM
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-28-2013, 08:15 AM
  2. Need for cable cap/ferrule on brake cable?
    By DaveG in forum Components, Wrenching
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-27-2012, 12:59 PM
  3. Need shifting cable advice.
    By Ventura Roubaix in forum Components, Wrenching
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-31-2012, 10:40 PM
  4. Shift cable stuck in SRAM Rival shift/brake lever
    By outhere in forum Components, Wrenching
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-29-2012, 04:44 PM
  5. Using brake cable housing for derailleur cable?
    By DRLski in forum Components, Wrenching
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-17-2008, 08:50 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Hot Deals

Contest

Tour De France

Latest RoadBike Articles


Latest Videos

RoadbikeReview on Facebook