Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    2MC is offline
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Shimano DA cables for MTN

    Has anyone used the Dura Ace cables (brake and shifter) on their XT or XTR systems? Any noticeable difference??

    I have a chance to get both a new set of DA cables and thought would they work well on my Scott MTN (brakes are Avid BB7's)

  2. #2
    Plays with tools
    Reputation: customfab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Shift cables are shift cables, but brake cables have different ends for road and mountain. If you are talking about the pre-packaged sets the shift set for road bikes doesn't have enough housing for a MTB unless it's got downtube cable routing, which is getting rare unfortunately.

    I really like those DA/XTR cable sets, they give a drivetrain that last bit of refinement that can make all the difference in the world.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Not sure about shifter cables (I ride SS), but for the BB7s you can get a lot better power if you run full length, compressionless cable housings. Something like the Jagwire Ripcords. Just my two cents.

Similar Threads

  1. X9 Cables
    By Constantinos in forum SRAM
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-10-2013, 06:34 AM
  2. which way with cables and bar bag
    By lobstermike in forum Bikepacking and Bike Expedition
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-12-2012, 07:42 AM
  3. Cables
    By torque29er in forum Specialized
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-21-2011, 12:56 AM
  4. Best cables for BB7?
    By tomboyjr in forum Brake Time
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-20-2011, 08:37 AM
  5. New Cables?
    By morningmist in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-13-2011, 11:28 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts



VISIT US AT and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.