CABLE and HOUSING KITS are compatible with Shimano or Campagnolo.
ELITE INNER WIRE for Road only All inner wires are constructed using 19 strands of Stainless Steel wire. With the ELITE wire, we add a few special features. First, the individual strands are specially coated before being wound into cables, unlike most inner wires which are coated after being wound so that only the outer surface is coated. With our process all 19 strands are coated which greatly reduces corrosion. We use a fine Plasma Mist Electroplating Process to ensure uniform thickness of the friction reducing material with excellent adhesion and, once the strands are wound together to form the final inner wire, the coatings lightly bond to each other which means the inner wire won't fray when cut.
FEATURES: 35% lighter than Shimano kits! Pre-Stretched Deep Penetrating Plasma Mist Electroplating greatly reduces friction Extremely hard wearing, no flaking or peeling with use. No fraying on cut cable ends
METAL MATRIX HOUSING for Road and MTB Cable and Housing Kits use a very special outer housing. The gear cable housings are made from 19 strands of wire while the Brake housing uses 17 strands. These wires are a combination of alloy and stainless steel. The alloy saves weight while the stainless-steel strands add needed stiffness and protection. Based on current offerings from other brands our gear housings are 35% lighter while our brake housings are a whopping 50% lighter! The wires are then encased by a high strength fibre to prevent "bursting" under load. For the brake housings an additional braided Kevlar sheath is added (shown in YELLOW) to reduce compression under load which gives better modulation and overall stopping power.
FEATURES: Light weight construction Reduced compression and flex under load. SHIMANO/CAMPAGNOLO Compatible Roughly 25% lighter than tradition housings.
ALLOY FERRULES for Road and MTB When it comes to performance and durability, the lowly ferrule is often unappreciated. The job of the ferrule is to offer perfect seating for the housing, to eliminate compression under load and to seal the system from contamination. These ferrules do just that.
FEATURES: The crush ribs on the outside guarantee a perfect fit in all cable stops and barrel adjusters. The water tight seal around the housing is created by two protrusions on the inside of the ferrule. The water tight seal around the inner wire is created by a rubber grommet. There is a brass insert where the housing seats inside the ferrule to protect the end of the ferrule from being damaged by the housing over time. The removable nose section increases the effectiveness of the water tight seal, further reduces friction and can be angled to fit in any frame stops.