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Shimano shift/brake cable question 5700 to 5800 conversion.

Old 05-14-15, 02:22 PM
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Shimano shift/brake cable question 5700 to 5800 conversion.

Man...I am really struggling with this one.

I have a stock '12 Specialized Tarmac with a 5700 group (brakes are upgraded to 6800). I'm going to pop on a 5800 set (front/rear derail, chain, cassette, shifters) and would liek to replace the mediocre stock jagwire shift/brake cables the bike came with.

I am struggling big time with this one...

Are these the two I need?

Amazon.com : Shimano PTFE Road Shift Cable and Housing Set : Bike Shift Cables And Housing : Sports & Outdoors

Amazon.com : Shimano PTFE Road Brake Cable and Housing Set : Bike Shift Cables And Housing : Sports & Outdoors

Is there a complete kit available? Should I go up the line, is there an "up" the line? There seems to be little to no info on Shimano's site on this stuff.
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Old 05-14-15, 02:31 PM
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Don't the shifters come with cables? I don't know about shimano, but the campy ones I've bought do.
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Normally, cables are included with the shifters. At least they were with the 6800 shifters that I installed on a bike that I built up for a friend last year. In your place my only concern would be to make sure that the cassette body on the rear wheel can accept an 11 speed cassette
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Thanks for the replies...I didn't know they shifters come with new cables (I have never bought new shifters before this). I'll just use them instead...
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