A Guide to Choose Brake Cables On CIFT


The cable is used to pull the brake brake cable with a […]

The cable is used to pull the brake brake cable with a cable. They consist of two parts: the inner cable of the woven stainless steel wire and the outer cable housing, and are operated by the tension on the internal cable and the pressure transmission force of the housing.

Over time and the use of cables may become elongated, worn or otherwise damaged, need to be replaced. Read on to learn more about the different types of cables available and help you choose to change when you need it.

Although the brakes and the internal cables of the gears are nominally similar, the housings are different - the brake cable uses a conventional "helical" housing, which consists of tightly wound steel ropes, lining both inside and outside by a plastic coating. The gear cable housing uses a different "uncompressed" housing because it does not change its effective length when the bend is more suitable for an indexing drive that requires precise cable drawing.

The gear cable housing is not as strong as a standard screw housing and should not be used for brake cables because the forces involved may cause it to break and burst.

When purchasing an MTB / road brake cable, you can choose to purchase only the cable built-in cable, or you can purchase a complete cable kit with a housing. If you only replace the damaged cable, but if the overall upgrade or old house is bent / damaged, you may need a complete kit, the former may be very good.

The brake cable kit is usually made of two internal wires of 1.5 mm or 1.6 mm in length, the individual lengths of the individual cables being cut into dimensions, and all associated end caps and rings.