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Bike Cables and Housings

Bike cables and housings are essential components of your bike's transmission system. They connect the levers to the brakes and the derailleur, allowing you to shift gears and brake efficiently. Over time, cables and housings can wear out, resulting in reduced performance and potentially dangerous situations. To ensure optimal performance and safety, it's crucial to choose high-quality cables and housings that are suitable for your bike and riding style. At Primeau Vélo, we offer a wide selection of bike cables and housings from top brands such as Shimano, Bontrager, Jagwire, and more.

What are bike cables?

Bike cables are a broad category of cables that includes brake cables and shifter cables. These cables transfer the power from your brake levers and shifters to your bike's brakes and derailleurs, allowing you to control your speed and gear selection.

What are brake cables?

Brake cables are a type of bike cable that connects your brake levers to your brakes. When you squeeze your brake lever, the brake cable pulls on your brake calipers, causing them to clamp down on your wheel rim and slow your bike down.

What is the difference between brake cables and shift cables?

Brake cables and shift cables are two different types of cables used in a bike's transmission system. Brake cables are thicker and designed to handle the higher forces involved in braking. Shift cables are thinner and designed for shifting gears. It's essential to use the correct type of cable for each component to ensure optimal performance and safety.

What is a bike cable housing?

A bike cable housing is a protective cover that surrounds your bike cable. This housing helps to prevent dirt, debris, and moisture from getting inside your cable, which can cause it to wear out faster. Additionally, the housing can help to reduce friction between the cable and its housing, making your brakes and gears feel more responsive.

How do I know which type of cable and housing I need for my bike?

The type of cable and housing you need depends on the type of bike you have and the components you're using. For example, road bikes typically use thinner cables than mountain bikes, and some components may require specific cable and housing types. It's essential to consult your bike's owner manual or speak with a bike mechanic to determine which cables and housings are suitable for your bike.

How often should I replace my bike cables and housing?

The lifespan of your bike cables and housing will depend on a variety of factors, including how often you ride your bike, how hard you ride, and the conditions you ride in. As a general rule, it's a good idea to inspect your cables and housing regularly and replace them at the first sign of wear or damage.

Do you offer bike cable replacement services?

Yes, at Primeau Vélo, we offer bike cable replacement services for all types of bikes. Our expert mechanics can help you select the right cables and housing for your bike and install them quickly and efficiently. You can contact the store nearest to you for further information on appointments and services.

At Primeau Vélo, we're passionate about cycling and helping our customers find the best products for their needs. Our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you have about bike cables and housings and help you find the right products for your bike. Shop our selection online or visit one of our multiple bike stores in Montreal and Quebec regions.