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Customer reviews for Ashima Reaction Teflon Gear Cable Kit

Ashima Reaction Teflon Gear Cable Kit

Overall rating:
3.75 / 5
3.8
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5
(4 reviews) 4
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3 out of 4(75%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Ashima Reaction Teflon Gear Cable Kit
Review 1 for Ashima Reaction Teflon Gear Cable Kit
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5 / 5
5 / 5
gazzathegeez
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Beautifully engineered. Easy to Install. Work!

Posted24 February 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
When I first installed this the gear changes were almost too sensitive, but that was partly because I hadn't changed my cables in 3 years and you don't realises how stiff they become. I found these really easy to install. A quick lick to lube the outer & it slipped into the condom seals easily (I know!, but that's what they call them). My bikes have full length cable outers so the full length seal on this product was of limited use.
You get about 2m of outer which is not enough for front and rear if you have full length outers on your bike. You can buy the outer separately which is cheaper than two sets . (Evans Cycles - Please stock this option?)
Finally, the spiral cuts into the end caps that allow controlled bending of the cable into the Shifter and Derailieur are beautifully engineered and make a big difference to smooth cable lines.
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Review 2 for Ashima Reaction Teflon Gear Cable Kit
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1 / 5
1 / 5
MasterMushroom
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Very Poor attempt at a very simple concept

Posted09 July 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Cons: Poor quality
Bought this product because of A; Previous reviews and B; The Teflon Cables.
Product arrived in good time and well packaged. I consider myself an experienced rider and mechanically minded having been maintaining my bikes for that last 25yrs.
Overall a very poor product playing on the fact it comes in different colours! woop de do,
The outer cables are flimsy and bend far to easily.
The end caps provided certainly do not add any stability. When riding and turning the end caps become deformed and do not return to the original shape causing the cable to snag and there doesnt provide smooth shifting.
Avoid there are better products on this site. Went back to Shimano. Wish i had never left in the first place.
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Totally Agree
Posted 03 July 2014
This rider's experiences match mine exactly. I regard the Ashima experience as one to put behind me. The extent of drag caused by the end caps is ridiculous and is a serious design flaw!! It effects the rear shifting mainly as the front mech spring is always so much more robust but shifting down the cassette becomes nigh on impossible due to the friction.
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Review 3 for Ashima Reaction Teflon Gear Cable Kit
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Sean02
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Superb shifting, amazing value for money...

Posted05 March 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Looks great, great shifting, long lasting
Cons: outer could be longer
I've used all sorts of cables over the years from nearly all of the major suppliers, and when in a rush lots of cheap ones too.
The inners and outers on these are fantastic, shifting is superb, and incredibly hard wearing too. The inners have a slick, coating, and the outers have a plastic inner bootie, and multi-layers for better protection.
They come with little rubber grommets on the end caps, which are slightly fiddly to install, make sure you push them all the way on, but offer a great seal, and well worth the slight extra hassle.
I've had them in a few colours now, and the colours fair well, on and off road in all conditions.
The only minor thing is, well two fold. Firstly the outer is supplied as one length, great for cutting to length, unlike shimano's re cut fit nothing sets, but it is slightly too short for most trail bikes where you would run a full length outer rear, and two/three part front.
The second is just down to experience/care. The end caps have a spiral slit in them to make them slightly flexible, this does make them a bit soft, especially when making sure they are fully on the cable outer.
All in all fabulous cables without spending a fortune. Take full advantage of Evans price match too!
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Review 4 for Ashima Reaction Teflon Gear Cable Kit
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5 / 5
5 / 5
rusk
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Best gear cable housing

Posted02 November 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight
The manufacturing that has gone into the ends of the housing is of very high standard and worth buying this product simply for them. The cable outers are light and very flexi which is a bonus, can't recommend enough.
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