It's time to replace my shift cables on my road bike and I'm thinking of spending the extra and investing in Shimano Dura Ace 9000 polymer cables.
Has anyone experience of these? I'd appreciate your thoughts, particularly on whether the shifting is any better over standard cables and if you think they are worth the money.
I run Ultegra 6700 and can't think of any reason why they wouldn't be compatible.
- I understand that when you install them you need to scrape the polymer off the cable where it is clamped down upon by the rear derailleur - Is it simple enough to scrape off without making a dogs' breakfast of it?
- They are pre-lubed with silicone grease - in the future will WD-40 suffice to keep things moving smoothly?