What size is bicycle brake cable?

Can I use shifter cable for brakes?

The derailleur cables may work for a little while as brake cables, but they won’t last long. Also, the smaller heads on the cables will likely tear up the cable stops inside your levers. xnavalav8r wrote: The derailleur cables may work for a little while as brake cables, but they won’t last long.

Are all Shimano gear cables compatible?

Any Shimano compatible cable will work with your shifter. I would suggest stainless steel cables (better than galvanised cables) because they will stay in nice condition, so operate well, for longer.

Are SRAM and Shimano brake cables the same?

the cable ends are the same, and they work. sram pitstop cables are 1.1mm and shimano cables are 1.2mm. i like the sram pitstop cables for all shimano/sram bikes a bit better and use the all the time. but, either will work.

Can you use bike brake cable for gears?

in short, yes. Brake cable outers are compressible to a small degree when curved (the wire in the outer is wound like a spring). If you use one for indexed gears, the cable pull could vary slightly as the outer compresses across a curve in it’s route.

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Can you use mountain bike brake cable on road bike?

Both the housing and the inner wire by any name brand are different on road bikes and MTBs. And this is not just only the shape of the cable end, which makes it physically impossible to attach a road bike cable to an MTB lever. It’s also in the structure of the inner wire and the cable.

How long should front brake cable be?

Average loop from the bar to the first hose anchor point is about 12 to 18″. So about 16″ from the end at the bar grab the string and run it to the first anchor point.

Is gear cable same as brake cable?

While brake and gear inner cables are nominally similar, the housings are different – brake cables use conventional ‘helical’ housing which consists of a tightly-wrapped helix of steel wire lined on both inside and outside by a plastic coating.

What is Shimano sus cable?

Shimano shift inner cable made of stainless steel with excellent anti-rust protection (SUS). And with 2100 mm length, enough for front derailleur or rear derailleur.

Are Shimano and SRAM cables interchangeable?

you can use Shimano and SRAM and any other cable interchangeably w/ ANY shifter as long as it’s not Campy.

Is jagwire better than Shimano?

Registered. Jagwire shift housing is the same dia as Shimano etc. Their Pro brake housing is a bit thicker and a lot stiffer due to be compressionless. Shimano SP41 housing and Optislick cables are very good.