Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-04-10, 05:39 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
michaelscycles's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: near Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 104
Which side do you run your brake cable?

Which side of the head tube do you run your brake cable? I get new bikes in with some on the left and others on the right. I like it run on the right. If the cable is long enough to spin the bars, it keeps it tuck in a little.

Which way do you like it and why?
michaelscycles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-10, 07:14 PM   #2
Yeah. I Race.
minichamp31's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northeastern PA
Bikes: Custom Race, 2007 GT Bump, 2007 Gt Powerseries Pro, Dyno VFR
Posts: 2,888
I run it across the headtube so it runs down the left of the toptube. I run it like that because that's how I'm used to it.
minichamp31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-10, 07:45 PM   #3
Digging in the pain cave.
midschool22's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 710
On the right if I'm not running a gyro. I just like it that way.
midschool22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-10, 07:51 PM   #4
black betty
DeadSailor's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: florida
Bikes: custom flatlandbike, trek fuel ex8
Posts: 228
there IS a 'best' way to route the cable, but it depends on which side your lever is on and which direction you spin the bars or whip. usually on the 'outside'

I ran it both ways with an uncut linear cable. it was long enough to where it was fine either way though. one way just looks 'neater'
DeadSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-10, 11:54 AM   #5
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Solid AA
Posts: 4,751
I've felt that it always looks better to have it on the left side of the headtube if the lever is on the right side of the bars, but (because of the way I spin the bars, and because I like shorter cables), it worked better to have it on the right.
CMcMahon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-10, 03:19 AM   #6
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
I had my break cables run through the main tube of the bike. Then put it directly into the middle portion of the back tire.
I have been doing this since I got my first bike probably 8-10 years ago. I find this set up very cool cause the cable does not look messy compared to either left or right.

San Antonio Industrial Space
pull out shelves Miami
Maldives is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-10, 04:36 AM   #7
Powerful-Ugly Creature
Greyryder's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 570
Right side. That's the side the cable goes into my V brakes.
Greyryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-10, 04:23 PM   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: bc
Bikes: to many, maybe a 100...
Posts: 122
I try to run it as short as possible, I just leave enough slack to turn the bars 45 degrees each way.
mykesbykes is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:12 AM.