Mountain Biking - Brake cables? (for avid discs)
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I just installed the Avid discs on my bike last night , got up to the cable installation point and am trying to make up my mind. I have a set of Avids stainless cables, with the stainless tube sections and I am not sure if I want them on my bike. I would prefer one continuous cable over the cable/tube combo.
Any suggestions? Is the rigid section give any added benifits over a flexible cable?
05-06-03, 11:21 AM
My Avid mechanicals work just fine with LX levers and stock cables without any tubes. Great set of brakes.
I use Avid SDs with stock cables, no problems. Brand name cables is one thing I've always been a little skeptical of. There may be improvements, less stretching etc. But when you consider that a stock cable costs 1-2 bucks... I just don't know if I'd bother.
I'm running them with Avid AD 3's, some $6 teflon cables and regular Shi*No housings I've got no complaints so far.
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