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    brake cable length

    I'm going to be upgrading to discs soon, and will need a longer cable.. My question is, how long are the dia-comp brake cable sets that performance sells? Or should I get some nicer cables?
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    I'm going to be getting avid mechs 6" rear, and a front after I get a new front hub.

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    For a rear mechanical disc I haven't had any issues with standard brake cable lengths -- 1600 to 1700mm has worked fine.

    Look for any stainless steel cable. It seems like my local shops only carry Shîmano now, but my favorite is the QBP stuff I can find for about $3 at REI. It's not that I notice a difference in performance with the QBP, but the cable is extruded in such a way that the individual strands that combine to form the cable have semi-flat edges, so the cable is smoother and rounder in cross-section than other cables with cross sections that appear to be a series of 'O''s stacked next to one-another.

    But the stainless part is the most important to stave off any rust formation.

    I also prefer generic QBP 5mm housing: Cheap, functional, long lasting and easy to throw away when the time comes.

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    Here's an example of the "round" QBP cable:


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