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XLC Brake Cable and Housing

Item #: CA253C00
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XLC Brake Cable and Housing

·         Cable Length: 1670

 ·         Housing Length:1590mm

 ·         Inner liner for smoother braking

 ·         Shimano/ SRAM compatible

3.2 / 5.0
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Barely acceptable.
I bought these because I was looking for both cheap and colored housing/cable combos for my road bike.

The good? Well, they're cheap. And the cable comes with both mountain and road style connectors at each end. Also you get A LOT of cable housing. I don't know why they included so much, but you'll definitely have leftover.

The bad? The cable housing is really poor quality. It has a really big I.D., which means the cable fits really sloppy inside of it. What's more is the lining inside the housing seems to either be really thin, or the housing is poorly made. There is a lot of resistance from the metal windings inside that makeup the housing. After cutting and routing my rear brake assembly, I noticed it had a fair bit of resistance which made the lever feel 'sloppy'.

I should also note the "red" color I bought is more like a dark blood-maroonish red. It doesn't match the red SIS gear cable I got from my LHS (which I assume is a generic QBP brand).

Overall, it's not a terrible purchase - considering the price. I am also 99% sure this is identical and made in the same factory that makes those Bell Bike Fix Brake Housing, that you can find online or even in box-box retailers. It's identical in almost every way.

PROS: Attractive Design, CHEAP

CONS: Heavy, Sloppy Tolerances

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, BMX, Casual Riding, Road Biking
February 24, 2014
Location:
Gulf Coast, AL
work good
Great for DH..

PROS: Durable

CONS: Heavy
October 23, 2012
Location:
tx
Cheap and good
The one complaint I have is that it's double sided so when you cut one end of the cable it's a pain to thread it through the housing again. Forunetly I didn't have to cut the housing very much and worked out alright. Next time id recommend a road specific or mountain specific brake cable. Other than that runs fine. I'm happy.
June 13, 2016
Location:
Hudson falls ny
Basic low cost brake cable
Always nice to have a spare cable or two in case you need one.

PROS: Low Cost

CONS: No Liner
September 7, 2013
Location:
Toronto, ON
Yup. They're brake cables.
Regular brake cables that I got with red housing for aesthetic reasons. No lube in the sleaves unless you diy. Not long enough to run as an uninterrupted housing to the rear caliper either.
October 15, 2012
Location:
Cedar Rapids

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