Shimano XTR brake cable set Cables

5/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $4.99


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Product Description

Shimano XTR brake cable kit. Includes inner brake cable and housing. Grey.


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bigpedaler a Cross Country Rider from NE Indiana

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2009

Strengths:    ease of installation, incredibly smooth, looks good, XTR!

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
PERFECT -- make my BB7's feel like hydro's! My racer-boy buddy compared them to Hayes hydraulics. So far, there has been NO degradation in performance, either. This is the only Shimano I will allow on my bike!

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Favorite Trail:   the next one

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $24.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   a bunch

Bike Setup:   Dakar XLT, Nixon, Race Face, X.9, 819's, BB7

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by peternguyen a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2009

Strengths:    Smooth actuation, tough inner cable, effective ferrules

Weaknesses:    Possibly not long enough if you want to run full length housing, although it was just long enough for me.

Bottom Line:   
A simple cable upgrade can make your v or disc brakes feel so much better and more responsive, and this is the cable to upgrade to. These cables can make you're brakes feel close to hydraulics, and the ferrules are very effective in keeping dirt out. I have ridden in wet, muddy conditions, and these cables were not at all compromised. The inner cables are very tough too, they don't deform when clamped by the pinch bolt, and it doesn't even fray, so i don't even use cable crimps. It was cheap when i got it, although a bit more expensive now since the Shimano price increase. Top product nonetheless. So you know, the grey colored cables have the 'XTR' print, while the black does not, it just says 'Shimano SIS'. Grey looks better anyway.

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Favorite Trail:   Lyster

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $15.00

Similar Products Used:   Jagwire

Bike Setup:   04 GT iDrive

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by belowambient a Downhiller from boise, idaho

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2008

Strengths:    very cheap, does the job as a new cable should

Weaknesses:    none yet... we'll see later on how long it holds up but im sure ill be pleased for the price compared to high end cable setups

Bottom Line:   
not enough time to really judge, and since they are brand new, i'm quite sure i'll be pleased... my only concern with any new product would be the durability, so i'll have to update later...

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Favorite Trail:   shinglecreek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   jagwire

Bike Setup:   RM '01 slayer

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by justdave a Cross Country Rider from davidramirez81@aol.com

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2008

Strengths:    I use these cables for my commuter folding bike (Montague MX). They make such a huge difference in the "feel." They almost make stopping easier than on my regular mountain bike, almost. It's hard to explain but once you pull the lever, you can feel the difference.

Weaknesses:    NONE AT ALL, EXCEPT THAT YOU DIDN'T BUY IT!!!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
Buy these cables, even though they're a bit pricey.

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Favorite Trail:   The streets

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   ebay.com

Similar Products Used:   STOCK CRAP

Bike Setup:   Aerospoke wheels, fox forks, shimano here and there, what does it matter, jeez

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Lupton a Cross Country Rider from Suffolk, UK

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2006

Strengths:    Huge improvement in braking performance & feel.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Worth every penny. I was really starting to wish I had disk brakes until I fitted these cables. No worries now. Smooth, light action & powerful.

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Favorite Trail:   Alton Water/ Shotley Peninsula

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Avid standard cables.

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel 98 (02 model), XT drivetrain, Mavic 819 rims on Bonty race hubs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luc a Cross Country Rider from canada

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2006

Strengths:    Like any other

Weaknesses:    none really. Should be available to buy per foot... ( see botom line )

Bottom Line:   
Set-up is like the the rest (best). But they just last. Been through very muddy races, raids. ABSOLUTLY GREAT. Minimal maintenance. Was a per ride job before. Recommended. But....now I need a full lenght housing to my rear derailleur for my new frame.....N/A !!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Jagwire, avid flake jacket, teflon coated whatever !

Bike Setup:   Mostly Xt

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Pensacola,FL USA

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2005

Strengths:    Very easy setup. Smooth operation, no stretch, seems very durable.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Smooth strong braking, simple setup, good looks, and thick stretch free cables. No gimmicks. Performs as well as the Gore Ride-On's, more durable that the Aztec's. These are my favorites.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   excel sports

Similar Products Used:   Gore Ride-On cables, Aztec cables

Bike Setup:   Merlin Illiad frame, Shimano XT drivetrain, Avid Ultimate Brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon a Cross Country Rider from Winter Haven

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2005

Strengths:    These cables operate very smoothly. I highly recommend them.

Weaknesses:    Wish they came in black

Bottom Line:   
These cables work very well. I realized how smooth they were when I accidentally broke the rear brake cable (my fault). I replaced it with a cheap cable (reusing the XTR casing). Now I can feel a significant difference between the front & rear brakes. The front brake (Xtr) is smooth & easy to pull. The rear brake exhibts some friction & is not as smooth as the front.

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Favorite Trail:   Alafia

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Bike Setup:   Trek

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