PTFE cable coating is it worth it

Deeps Posts: 7
edited August 2013 in Workshop
I'm about to replace my brake and gear cables and notice that PTFE coated cables are a little bit more expensive than stainless steel. Is it worth the additional cost? I've read some where that the coating can come off and gum up the cable guide or outer creating problems. Cheers


  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,888
    stick with ss, it just works

    i've used gore ride-on, within a few months the coating strripped and clogged in the liner, might be ok with a fully sealed system, but otherwise i'd avoid
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • desweller
    desweller Posts: 5,175
    They're a pain. The coating wears off where you don't want it to, and makes clamping the cables up a chore cos they want to slip. Never again.
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  • Deeps
    Deeps Posts: 7
    Thanks very much for the responses. I'll stick with SS.