Shimano Gear Housing

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Valbrona
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by Valbrona

Would anyone be kind enough to tell me what types are available. I note that some Shimano inner cables come with coatings, and I guess these are best used with some outers but probably not others.

I've found SP41 and Optislick.

Thanks.

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TurboKoo
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by TurboKoo

SP41 fits all gears.
Polymer - DURA-ACE level, race day
Optislick - Ultegra, 105, XT level
PTFE is replaced by Optislick but remains in brake cables
Scott Foil
Shimano 9150
Shimano FCR-9100-P
Shimano C60 tubulars

kode54
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by kode54

yes, some Shimano cables come with PTFE...not all. if you want that, you need to find the ones that state PTFE on the package. older cables used to be oiled or treated where you can feel it...but not in several years. the housing as a slick lining in it...and work well with the newer cables.

TurboKoo listed the options.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + DA9100 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

ooo
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by ooo

OT-SP41 cable housing is the same for all groups (Acera/Claris/Dura-Ace/XTR)
(little exception R9100: OT-SP41 used as main housing + OT-RS900 as cable extension for RD)

inner cables are different for different groups

polymer was introduced with 9000 series (7900 cables was PTFE )
(you get better shifting with new cables, no need to upgade groupset)

optislick was introduced instead of SIL-TEC on XT/105/Tiagra recently

1) "ultimate" level - polymer coated cable (coating in form of microscopic greese tubes around cable, good but expensive)
Y63Z98950 (1,2 x 2100)
Y63Z98970 (1,2 x 2500)

2) "advanced" level - optislick cable (see 3rd image in attachments)
Y60198100 (1,2 x 2100)

3) "select" level - steel cable
Y60098911 (1,2 x 2100) - stainless steel (sus) with curved wire surface (low friction)
Y60030014 (1,2 x 3000) - stainless steel (sus)
Y60098100 (1,2 x 2100) - steel

It is possible to buy cables and housing separately (not in shimano kits), and you can save some money this way.
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Valbrona
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by Valbrona

Thanks. Fantastic. Appreciated.

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