Shimano Shimano Road Brake Cable Set with Polymer Coated Inners
Wow - braking is transformed
Without a hint of a joke, I nearly fell off the first time I pulled the levers, with only a fraction of the effort previously used. I couldn't believe the extra braking power available just from changing the cables. A highly recommended upgrade and one that's probably often over-looked.
Only "watch out" is that the polymer coating is quite easy to damage while pulling through the levers. Shimano say any fraying doesn't affect performance but do be careful.
04 March 2016
Runs smooth and easy on a TT Hidden cable set up.
I thought my brakes were just always going to be an on/off affair with my Cervelo TT Bike. Have spent some time recently fitting these and fettling the set up and now the bike has modulation which I would never have associated with TT bikes and brakes. Spend a little time opening up the cut section into a proper hole for the cable to run in (rather than leave it as slightly oval) and it will all be slippery and buttery smooth. Very surprised by the action and a very happy bunny.
14 February 2016
Exceptionally smooth action
Easy to set up (despite being internal). Noticed the difference in braking quality immediately. Haven't confused this with that "new" feel after having replaced old knackered cables either as they weren't that old #maybe a couple of months#. The polymer coating makes a huge difference and braking is very quick and smooth. Not sure how long that coating will last though. Hopefully it's durable.
04 November 2015
Opened package all extra parts included, easy to assemble and works smoothly
15 June 2015
Major improvement over basic cables
I bought this as the brake cables on my (nearly new) bike were sticking intermittently.
These were a dream to fit and they enhance the look of the bike. So far they are working perfectly
26 May 2015
Expensive but notable performance upgrade
It's not until you replace cable that you realise the difference it can make to your gear shifts and brake performance. The polymer coating on these wears of over time and causes a little more friction, replacing them once in a while makes a massive difference, the best shifting I have ever experienced
23 May 2015
Shimano road brake cable with polymer coated is more better than the old product. You can feel it easy and smooth to control during riding.
24 November 2014
Nice cables - very low friction, really nice feel.
20 November 2014
I just fitted them to my Ultegra Di2 levers, absolutely no problem. I'm running disc brakes and the front cable was just long enough. There was plenty of spare on the rear which allowed trimming to perfect length. Very easy to fit, my first time doing this job.