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Question on cables/outers on Avid BB7 Disc Brakes ?

BrocadeBrocade Posts: 433
edited April 2010 in Workshop
Are the cables and outers on Avid BB7 Disc brakes the same as standard road gear cables and outers ?
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  • andypandyp Posts: 9,994
  • BrocadeBrocade Posts: 433
    Cool, thanks
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  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Aren't they the same as standard BRAKE outers?
    More problems but still living....
  • BrocadeBrocade Posts: 433
    are standard brake outers bigger than gear outers ? what are the standard dimensions there ?
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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Gear and brake outers are constructed differently - gears generally have the metal strands lengthwise whereas brakes are spiral. For cable disc brakes, suggest you go for some stiffer outers like Goodrich for optimum performance.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
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