HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:08 am
Posts: 96
Location: North Carolina
I just had the shifting cables on my 2009 Kestrel RT900 with Sram Red replaced with Yokozuna Reaction Cables. I have never been happy with Red's shifting. I changed the chain to Dura Ace and the cassette to an Ultegra 12-25, which was a real improvement in terms of smoothness and noise. But the shifting remained kind of lackluster with the Sram cables. I changed them out once with new Sram cables, but still always felt something was not right.

Well, after reading a few posts around the internets and the incredibly well-written copy at Competitive Cyclist about the Yokozuna Reaction cables, I decided to give them a try. And all I can say is wow - what an amazing difference. Shifting is super fast and crisp - the difference is night and day. As Competitive Cyclist put it, "in nearly every way it's lived up to the hype." Really, for the first time since I bought this bike, which now has 4000+ miles on it, it just feels right. It's really transformed the riding experience. They weren't so easy to install - says my mechanic, the talented Rob Noti at True Blue Wrench Works in Carrboro, NC (http://www.truebluewrenchworks.com/" – who installed them – with the internal cable routing in the Kestrel frame. And the brake cables included in the kit didn't quite fit, but braking was not a problem. But Rob got them in and man do they work.

Anyway, enough gushing, but I just had to share. These cables just really worked for me - the best money I've spent on anything bike-related for a long time.

_________________
www.bikehubstore.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:00 pm
Posts: 383
Location: London, United Kingdom
Does anybody know whether they can be used on a Cervelo S2 2012...?
How many kilometers can I expect to get out of them...?

Thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:22 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:08 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:24 pm
Posts: 1562
Location: Center of the Universe
Don't know about your cervelo, but I put these on my rain bike 2 years ago and about 15,000 miles ago. Still work great, but I do occasionally pull the rear der housing part off and clean and lube.
These cables are awesome as the op said.

_________________
TIME RXR


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], MSNbot Media, shoopdawoop, Stefano, SuperDave, Vuong05 and 28 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Gore cables

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

Kermithimself

19

1889

Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:48 pm

bombertodd View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. DA 9000 cables

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

Svetty

28

6210

Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:59 am

goodboyr View the latest post

This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Cables and Housing Upgrade?

in Road

ramchip

1

432

Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:23 pm

sigismond0 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. KCNC titanium brake cables

in Road

bazmac

10

1059

Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:42 pm

drainyoo View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Brief Experience With Aican Bungarus Cables

in Road

RyanH

10

741

Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:32 am

wrcompositi View the latest post


It is currently Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:06 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB