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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:53 am 
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FredBloggs wrote:
Cable finally failed yesterday, I would say I had done approx 5-6k miles on it. Kept the cable as I'm going to take a picture and send it off to Madison, the UK distributor tomorrow. Not impressed...

That's about what I get on my 7800, and my 9000 has been "in the ball park", maybe a little less.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:16 pm 
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I wouldn't complain about getting 5000-6000 miles out of a gear cable and certainly not in the kind of conditions we've had in the UK of late.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:21 pm 
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Really? Well seeing as this is my Summer bike which is only ever ridden in the dry, then yes I have an issue with it.

The reason for the cable snapping is due to an inherent design flaw. I have never snapped a cable on either a road or MTB in over 20 years of riding.

Perhaps if you read the whole of this thread you might understand why people are posting here....


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:55 pm 
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Slightly off topic but today I rode my summer bike - Super Six Evo - for the first time since rebuilding with DA 9000 last autumn and I have to say I was blown away with how good the 9000 is. Shifts are positive yet precise, front shift is unbelievably easy, brakes are powerful with excellent modulation. All in all Shimano have really stepped up. It remains to be seen how long the cables last..........


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:52 pm 
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FredBloggs wrote:
Really? Well seeing as this is my Summer bike which is only ever ridden in the dry, then yes I have an issue with it.

The reason for the cable snapping is due to an inherent design flaw. I have never snapped a cable on either a road or MTB in over 20 years of riding.

Perhaps if you read the whole of this thread you might understand why people are posting here....


It's not uncommon for a cable head to shear off inside a shifter. I've done in two or three times in the last five years on SRAM and Shimano. We see it every couple of months while doing tune ups. I'm not trying to defend the 9000 issue but it can happen with any group. I've been on Dura Ace 9000 for almost 10K miles and haven't had one cable fail/shear in the shifter.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:58 pm 
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evenfasterson wrote:
I wouldn't complain about getting 5000-6000 miles out of a gear cable and certainly not in the kind of conditions we've had in the UK of late.


This. I barely get 3k out of gear cables out here...


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