Shimano Dura-Ace Brake Cables

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $20.00

Product Description

Complete brake cable set designed to suit the top-of-the-range Shimano Dura-Ace Road bike brakeset. Die-extruded manufacturing process for inner wire leaves a smooth surface for less friction in use, and Stainless steel provides smooth shifting and higher corrosion resistance. Sealed end caps with internal O-ring gives an effective seal against the elements, prolonging service life. Outer casing is lined with a polymer sheath to assist with the smooth operation of the inner wire.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Amfoto1 a Commuter

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2010

Strengths:    Quality, pre-lube, housing and stainless steel cables hold up quite well over time.

Weaknesses:    Gray only.

Bottom Line:   
Dura Ace brake cable set is top quality. It's pre-lubricated, strong and holds up well over time. It works well with any road group, certainly isn't limited to DA group users. I noted a $20 price, but it can often be bought for less. Shop around. I've paid closer to $12-15 most of the time. These cables are as good or better than some that tend to be more expensive.

This is not a sealed cable system, so is most appropriate for road bikes.

Best cut with proper cable snips, then be sure to square the ends with a file or grinder, then open up the inner liner with something pointy like an awl.

I wish it were available in a variety of colors. Gray is all I've ever seen.

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Favorite Ride:   One with a tail wind

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   LBS, online, eBay

Similar Products Used:   Wide variety of cheap to expensive cables.

Bike Setup:   Primary rider: 2007 Look 565 w/Ultegra 6600 group. Also Look 555 "nude carbon" w/Sram Force, Yokota Yosemite w/Deore LX, and Trek 7200 with mix of cheaper Shimano/Sram gear. Under construction: 2009 Look 586 Pro Team.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pete H a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2009

Strengths:    Top quality, colour ok, cable-outer coated with good internal low friction sleeve, rigid cable outer for maximum braking efficiency, rain/splash protected outers.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Highly recommended, average cable-outer weight, but this gives ridgidity, good price.

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Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Parker-International

Similar Products Used:   On winter/rainy racer:
'Black snake' (French brand) brake & gear set.
-Stiff at first, once run-in -smooth. Fairly ridgid outers.

Bike Setup:   2007 Giant TCR Advanced ISP, Shimano Ultegra 6703 triple, 2005 Mavic kysrium ssc-sl's, Continental GP4000 clinchers.

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