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Jaqwire KEB vs Shimano DA Brake Cables

ctp046ctp046 Posts: 46
edited May 2018 in Workshop
Looking to replace my brake cables/outers on my CX bikes (105 brifters and TRP Spyres brakes). Both outers (front and rear) run the full length (shifter to brake) on my CAADX so there’s a lot of outer there (i.e. lots of potential for compression). Looks like I can get a decent price on some Jagwire KEB (road pro) cables/outers, but also heard that it’s hard to beat Shimano DA cables (and I can get those for even cheaper). Haven’t seen much about Shimano cables for disc brakes online but it seems like a good cable is a good cable. Has anyone tried/compared both? Any thoughts?

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  • crankycrankcrankycrank Posts: 1,830
    I prefer the Jagwire brake housing to Shimano. The housing is made a little different and doesn't compress as much giving you a noticeably firmer feel. Cables are interchangeable.
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