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Old 09-12-13, 06:35 PM
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Is Jagwire worth the price ?

I got a Jagwire Road Pro kit (brake & derailleur) but I have a mountain bike. The seller said it was a universal kit, but it's not. So, I went to the Jagwire website and guess what? They don't offer a Mountain Pro kit with brakes & derailleur - you have to buy a brake kit and a derailleur kit and that will cost me twice what I paid for the Road Pro complete kit.

Anyone know why Jagwire is doing it this way?

Also, what's a less expensive alternative to Jagwire teflon coated cables?
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The kits offered by JagWire are determined by their US partner/agent. They will make any kit someone is willing to guy in sufficient quality, and probably have different kits in other markets.

When I distributed JagWire, I sold a universal gear kit, and two brake kits, road or mtb. I also stocked individual inner wires in 3 qualities, and bulk housing in 10 meter rolls for consumers who preferred to buy bulk.

The kits get pricey because of packaging cost, and quite frankly because they feel the market will bear it. You can save buying the wires and housings separately, but only if you work on a number of bikes because you also need other stuff like ferrules and the minimums on those in bulk are fairly high.

BTW- there's another producer in Taiwan making comparable quality wires and housings, but lacking the marketing power that JagWire has assembled. They sell mainly under private labels, so it you shop features, ie. stainless steel, die drawn, etc you can get a good kit, or separate cables at lower cost.
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thank you, I'll check it out. After posting this thread, I decided to use the shifter housing/cables from the Road Pro kit since it's the exact same parts as the Mountain Pro Shifter kit and then I will sell the brakes portion of the Road Pro Kit and just buy Shimano brake housings/cables. I just need maximum smoothness for the derailleur - any quality housing/cables will work for me when it comes to brakes
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Jagwire is easy mode, they sale kits that are good and somewhat reasonably priced for the masses. Otherwise, you can do better with some research and just buying individual pieces that you need. If you have a bicycle co-op, they can help you with that.
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What was the price? Around here, Jagwire is one of the cheapest reasonable quality cables.
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