Brake cables

Brake cables might be the most important part of your bike. That is why Velomio has written this detailed product guide you have to read!
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Jagwire 4mm Sport Derailleur Housing with Slick-Lube Liner 10M Roll, Celeste | brake cable Jagwire 4mm Sport Derailleur Housing 10Roll
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Jagwire 5mm Sport Brake Housing with Slick-Lube Liner 10M Roll Orange | brake cable Jagwire 5mm Sport Brake Housing 10Roll
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Jagwire 5mm Pro Compressionless Brake Housing with Slick-Lube Liner 10M Roll | brake cable Jagwire 5mm Pro Compressionless Brake Housing 10Roll
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Jagwire Pro Brake Cable Kit Mountain SRAM/Shimano Red | brake cable Jagwire Pro Kit Mountain SRAM Shimano
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Jagwire Sport Derailleur Cable Slick Stainless 1.1x2300mm SRAM/Shimano | brake cable Jagwire Sport Derailleur Slick Stainless 1.1mm SRAM Shimano
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Jagwire Pro Brake Cable Kit Road SRAM/Shimano Black | brake cable Jagwire Pro Kit SRAM Shimano
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Campagnolo Ergopower Ultra-Shift Cables & housing set 2019 | brake cable Campagnolo Ergopower Ultra-Shift & housing set
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Jagwire Universal Sport Brake Cable Kit Pink | brake cable Jagwire Universal Sport Kit
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Shimano Sus Brake Cable Set 2017 | brake cable Shimano Sus
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Shimano Derailleur Cable 2017 | brake cable Shimano Derailleur
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Jagwire Sport | brake cable Jagwire Sport
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Pro Link Cable Luber 1/4 Oz. | brake cable Pro Link Luber 1 4 Oz
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RockShox REMOTE - POPLOC LEFT 17mm CABLE PULL - RL 2022 | brake cable RockShox REMOTE POPLOC 17mm PULL RL
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Jagwire Pro Polished Slick Stainless Derailleur Cable 1.1x3100mm SRAM/Shimano | brake cable Jagwire Pro Polished Slick Stainless Derailleur 1.1mm SRAM Shimano
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Jagwire Road Elite Link Brake Cable Kit SRAM/Shimano with Ultra-Slick Uncoated | brake cable Jagwire Elite Link Kit SRAM Shimano Ultra-Slick Uncoated
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Jagwire Sport Brake Cable 1.5x2000mm Slick Stainless SRAM/Shimano MTB | brake cable Jagwire Sport 1.5mm Slick Stainless SRAM Shimano
from: 4 usd
Jagwire Basics Derailleur Cable Galvanized 1.2x2300mm Shimano/SRAM Huret | brake cable Jagwire Basics Derailleur Galvanized 1.2mm Shimano SRAM Huret
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Jagwire Pro Internal Cable Routing Tool | brake cable Jagwire Pro Internal Routing Tool
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Jagwire Sport Brake Cable Slick Stainless 1.5x3500mm SRAM/Shimano Road | brake cable Jagwire Sport Slick Stainless 1.5mm SRAM Shimano
from: 8 usd
Shimano MTB Stainless Brake Cable and Housing Set, Black | brake cable Shimano Stainless and Housing Set
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Shimano Road/MTB Brake Cable and Housing Set Black | brake cable Shimano and Housing Set
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Road Brake Cable | Stainless Steel | brake cable Shimano Stainless
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Jagwire Pro Brake Cable 1.5x2000mm Pro Polished Slick Stainless SRAM/Shimano | brake cable Jagwire Pro 1.5mm Pro Polished Slick Stainless SRAM Shimano
from: 10 usd
Jagwire Pro Polished Slick Stainless Road Brake Cable Box/50 1.5x1700mm | brake cable Jagwire Pro Polished Slick Stainless Box 50 1.5mm
from: 170 usd

Brake Cables

In bikes with cable-pull brakes, brake cables are the main components that transmit the effect from the lever to the braking mechanism. Cables are made of two main parts – the outer cable housing and the inner cable made of braided stainless-steel wires. They both work together using a combination of compression on the outer housing and tension on the inner cable to transmit the desired force.

Types of Brake Cables

Brake cables from Velomio are not only interchangeable but can also be used for bicycles that have cable-activated brakes. These include non-hydraulic disc brakes and rim brakes. Some examples include:

  • Cantilever brakes – These types of cables are used in this type of braking system. This can either be the center-pull cantis on Cyclo-X bikes or the side-pull v-brakes that are common on many MTB bikes.
  • Cable-activated disc brakes – These include popular standards such as the Avid BB5. They are used on many entry-to-mid-level MTB bicycles, road bikes, and the rapidly rising Cyclo-X.
  • Caliper brake systems – If you have a road bike that has this type of system, they use brake cables to actuate your bike’s braking system.

Differences in Bike Cables

Although gear and brake inner cables are technically similar, their housings are functionally different. 

A brake cable housing is conventionally helical consisting of a tightly wound steel helix. It is then lined on the outside and inside using a plastic coating. On the other hand, the outer casing of gear cables cannot be compressed since the effective cable length is not affected to change gears. Additionally, brake cable housings are stronger to accommodate tension.

BMX Brake Cables

The BMX brake cable system is quite straightforward since most of these bikes use a standard rear U-brake. This translates to a standard full-length outer casing and a 1.5mm inner stainless-steel wire. However, most BMX riders tend to opt for linear brake cables instead of helical cables. 

Linear cable housings are slightly similar to gear cable housings but a bit stronger to accommodate the forces involved during braking. Experienced riders say that these reinforced outer casings not only have greater resistance to kinking and abrasions, but they also generate more force to the brakes.

Brake Cable Spares

Inevitably, your bike’s brake cables will need replacing or maintenance. You will have to consider spares such as ferrules, end caps, v-brake system boots, and replacement pipes, just to name a few.

Have a look at our collection of brake cables at Velomio and make an informed decision.

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