Flexibility of compressionless brake cable housing
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    Flexibility of compressionless brake cable housing

    Are all compressionless brake cable housings really stiff? Is there any one brand that has a little more flexibility than another? The reason I'm asking is because I've installed compressionless housing and they are so stiff, no matter how I position the cables, little slack or a lot of slack, they push the handlebars to the right. There's always that little bit of force pushing the handlebars. It's not a big deal but it might be if I have to ride hands free. And, yes, I have to use compressionless because I'm using mechanical disc brakes. I'm currently using the TRP compressionless cables and housings. Never tried the Jagwire product.

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    It's the housing design that limits the flexibility, and they all share pretty much the same design. I use Jagwire, and it is noticeably stiffer than normal ones. These might be stiff, but no way it can affect steering while riding, hands-on or otherwise.

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    They're stiff but I managed to wrap under the bar tape without too much difficulty.


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    Curious as to why you must use compressionless housing for mechanical disc brakes. Most bike with mech disc brakes come stock with regular housing and work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwiffle View Post
    Curious as to why you must use compressionless housing for mechanical disc brakes. Most bike with mech disc brakes come stock with regular housing and work fine.

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    They take some of the sponginess out of the brake lever and feel more solid and give a better brake feel. Nobody likes spongy brakes.

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