Shimano Dura-Ace BC-9000 Polymer-Coated Brake Cable Set

A stop you can't top.

Shimano's Dura-Ace groupset is the top o' the heap, but it won't work to its full potential (and thus won't be worth the investment) if you run it without the Dura-Ace BC-9000 Polymer-Coated Brake Cable Set. By combining a polymer-coated stainless-steel cable with a pre-lubed housing, this set gives you braking that's smoother than buttered silk and more reliable than the sun coming up tomorrow morning.

  • Stainless steel cable with a polymer coating
  • Pre-lubed housing
  • Compatible with Dura-Ace 9000/9010, Ultegra 6800/6810, and Cyclocross BR-CX70
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Awful

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These things start frizzing almost immediately -- one took a couple months, the other literally started the moment i installed it -- and they soon start looking like shaggy mammals. Terrible for appearance. Then the polymer starts bunching up in clumps and interrupting your shifting. Shimano acknowledges the cosmetic issue, but claims it does not affect performance. I beg to differ.

This is the worst cycling product i have purchased in years.

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

First upgrade I made to my new road race bike. Absolutely the best for ideal breaking performance and longevity Would not run anything else.