What Are Some Good Bicycle Brake Kits?


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The Universal Shimano Brake Cable and Housing Set and the Jagwire OEM Universal Bicycle Brake and Shifter Housing Kit are two good bicycle brake kits offered on Amazon.com as of 2016. Two other good brake kits that receive high ratings from customers on Performance Bicycle are the SRAM XO 160 millimeters Hydraulic Disc Brake and the Magura MT2 Next Hydraulic Disc Brake.

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The Shimano kit includes ferrules and end caps as well as both MTB and road ends. Customers state that it is good quality and that it is easy to install. The Jagwire brake kit includes a set of two brake cables and a set of two shifter cables. Reviews note that the kit performs well and the brakes get good mileage.

The SRAM kit has an ambidextrous mount type, a 160-millimeter rotor and a front-post mount. Customers state that this kit has good braking power, a decent feel and is a good value. The Magura kit is lightweight and low profile. The kit accepts rotors between 140 millimeters and 203 millimeters. One customer states that this kit is easy to install and is well-priced, but it is best for light-weight riders.

As of 2016, the Shimano and Jagwire are available on Amazon.com for about $13 and $25, respectively. Performance Bicycle offers the SRAM kit for around $220, while the Magura kit sells for about $80.

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