Avid Full Metal Jacket Cables

Avid Full Metal Jacket Cables 

DESCRIPTION

Designed for mechanical disc brakes. Whats even more efficientThan hydraulic fluid?This stainless steel conduit. A sealed system with no compression and no friction. Zero. So your cable cable-actuated disc brakes will work like new long after some other systems have given upThe ghost.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 29, 2010]
nvmtbiker
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

clean system. when set up right, it's essentially sealed and will stay clean.

Weakness:

tough to set up

Not overly impressed with these cables. They are difficult to set up, and I felt like there was not a lot of improvement over the Flack Jacket that I'd been running. Certainly not what I'd expected. I ran the steel tubes along the tubes of my bike and used heat shrink to seal all of the connections and prevent rub and rattle. I gave up on running a tube on the front fork. It has very little support and just seemed kind of sketchy. They work as well as anything else, but in MHO not any better.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 15, 2009]
DEride
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

None

Weakness:

Very difficult to install. Need lots of tools. Very vague instructions.

Ended up stripping the wiring and had to go buy other cables. Complete waste of money. You need to have really nice tools (mainly cutting equipment) to get them installed. I spent 2+ hours trying to install them and made a call to tech support (helped a little), when the cable got stipped I went and bought Shimano XTRs and had them installed and working in 20 minutes. They may work well if you can get them instaleld, but be ready for a headache with installation.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jun 20, 2003]
kazimar
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Reduces friction
Lighter than standard cables

I dig this cable system. Was pretty easy to set up, although the directions weren't really complete. Customer technical service was awesome...called them and they told me what was up. The # is 303-762-9353.

Pulling on the brake feels instant. The straight metal section makes a lot of sense, and it is well designed to be fully sealed if you set it up right.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 25, 2006]
James Jordan
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Ingenuity, linear actuation, removal of compromising cable flex.

Weakness:

For the less than apt, can prove dificult to install to the best working order.

You can make this to be quite the braking system. DO NOT bend the tubing, it's too thin. But you can make elbows slightly with the ferrels and get a trick setup. I have one at the top tube and seat stay from the braze on boss, SS tube, small cable bend, and the run of SS tube parallel with seat stay and it's bosses/guides. The instructions are generic. Don't think you have to compromise your bikes lines to have this product. It's made to be cleaned up!

Similar Products Used:

OE cabling

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 05, 2007]
Ifestion Papadam
Downhiller

Strength:

Great feeling and perfomance, not only in my opinion since at least three mechanics in local bike shops, after looking and testing the system were amazed by the perfomance and feeling comparing if not overpassing the hydros. After one year of use the durability is still great.

Weakness:

Needs attention at installation and some testing before making the final cutting.

Recommended 100% for anyone who want's the extra perfomance and super feeling, believe me you will not regret it!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 02, 2003]
Ben

Strength:

Front Brake was smooth to set-up. Shrink wrap a +++. Ample amounts of Cable Housing.

Weakness:

Not enough shrink wrap and Cable guides for rear set-up

Two Words: Customer Service. I had trouble setting up the rear brake on my F.S. bike. The cable kept pinching and locking up the rear disk after hitting drops (very uncool, especially on staircase landings). Called Avid tech service. The folks at Avid stayed on the line until we cornered the culprit (a hydralic cable guide). Think the problem is solved, a problem by the way that was of operator fault not Avids. Thanks again Avid. One more thing, Avid took care of the shrink wrap and cable guide issues.

Similar Products Used:

First of Mech Disks. V-brake only before.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 05, 2001]
Rick
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Cable protection (in theory), low friction.

Weakness:

Hard to deburr after cutting, not a smart idea for front cable, awkward to mount on FS bike, no inner wire, no ferrules provided!

This product was advertised as a cable system, but it really isn't. It is simply a bit of "rigid housing". When mounted on the front fork, in standard "non-moto" configuration (front brake controls on left), even a reasonably mild crash will put a big stress/bend on the housing (not the metal part, but the standard housing that feeds into it). I was surprised to open the package and not find any cable inner wires. Required another trip to the shop & a delay in installation.

I'm sure there was a good idea behind the concept, but it needs a lot of work. Perhaps a semi-flexible jacketed cable with a large diameter opening/channel that tapers to standard housing would be the ticket.

Similar Products Used:

Gore Ride-On.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 01, 2002]
Mike
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Feels great...good modulation, rear feels as good as the front

Weakness:

Not the easiest to install, but if you have some time it isn't all that hard...just read the directions

Nice feel, I think they'll last a long time. Installation isn't too bad...I used a dremel to cut the metal tubes and it worked great and left smooth edges. All of my ferruls and cables were included...I guess the other guy here just got unlucky. For brake cables they are pretty expensive, but I figured as long as I was paying $150 for the brakes, I could spend a little more and have them feel good. 4 chilis only because installation is time-consuming.

Similar Products Used:

jagwire (with v-brakes)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 14, 2003]
mark tomaszewski

Strength:

Great power

Weakness:

took 5 minutes longer to install than traditional cables

Takes a bit to install, ut if you deduct pts for that then you're a girlie man. They have a much more solid feel than regular cable housing and... i think the look cool.

if i could give it 6 chilis i would

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 01, 2003]
Charles
Racer

Strength:

Nice and smoth action

Weakness:

may take some time installing but if you machanily inclined its easy

These so far and been working great in my test rides nice and smoth action

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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