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Cable replacement brand

QuizmateQuizmate Posts: 97
edited August 2015 in Workshop
I've got Shimano Ultegra 6800 internal gear cabling on a Planet X rt58. When the time comes to replace the cables should I go with Shimano, or are alternative manufacturers just as good quality e.g. Jagwire?

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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    I'd strongly suggest you stick to the Polymer coated Shimano cables if you want to maintain slick shifting.
  • mikeneticmikenetic Posts: 486
    I'd strongly suggest you stick to the Polymer coated Shimano cables if you want to maintain slick shifting.

    If you have a convoluted internal cable run then the polymer ones may work better, but not necessarily. I set up a bike with full external housings and TRP disc brakes; there was actually much less resistance using the SS cables supplied with the brakes than the polymer ones supplied with the shifters.

    A decent stainless cable that's well lubricated works well under most circumstances.
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