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No matter how fancy your shifters or derailleurs are, if your gear cables are past their best, your shifting will suffer. Quality cables can make all the difference from a drivetrain that feels past its best and one that feels box fresh and straight out of the showroom. Even on a brand-new bike, investing in quality gear cables can make your bikes shifting infinitely smoother.
Gear cables might seem pretty dull and boring, and to an extent, they are, but modern cables use some pretty slick technology in order to make them last longer and shift smoother. Improved construction techniques and clever surface treatments mean modern gear cables can last longer than ever before, all while offering incredibly low-friction to help ensure your shifting is light, accurate and reliable. Many of theses coatings are also highly durable, so they’ll last longer, even through the grimmest of UK winters. Invest in some new gear cables and you and your bike won’t regret it!