Ashima Reaction brake/gear cables review

Slick upgrade

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £24.99 RRP
Ashima Reaction Brake/Gear Cables

Our review

Slicker shifting and slicker fitting than most cables at a thoroughly reasonable price
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We’ve reviewed Ashima’s excellent upgrade pads before and now you can pull them with a range of impressively detailed and slick running cables. The Reaction sets are top of Ashima’s cable range, upgrading the stainless steel Action + sets (£19.99) with a lighter, more flexible Kevlar weave outer and Teflon-coated inner.

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They also come with optional transparent sleeve sections to bridge the gaps between outer sections. This isn’t equivalent to fully sealed systems like Gore Ride-On, but it’s half the price and anything that keeps the inner cleaner is a great idea. The end caps are sealed with a ‘condom’ insert and are spiral cut to let them bend slightly.

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The Kevlar weave outer also works better with the increasingly tight and tortuous cable routing we’re seeing on some aero bikes. The result is a cable set that fits more neatly than most and is still giving a featherlight touch through both brake and gear levers on our woefully underloved winter hack.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Reaction brake/gear cables (11)
Brand Ashima