Are front derailler cables for road bikes the same as ones for mountain bikes?

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  1. babybunny

    babybunny New Member

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    Are front derailler cables for road bikes the same as ones for mountain bikes? I'm wondering this because all the roadie cables that Performance sells are above $50, while the ones for mountain bikes can be $5.
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    Put down the crack pipe.Cables are never $50. Road and mtb derailer cables use different ends, but some are sold as universal with a different end on each end,and you cut off the one you don't need.
     
  3. Doctor Morbius

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    Dia Compe Derailleur Cable. Stainless steel shifter cable with universal ends for ATB or Road bike applications. 65" length. $1.29 each.

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?...rand=&sku=1688&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=
     
  4. babybunny

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    Ah, thank you kindly Doctor Morbius :)
     
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    babybunny New Member

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    Oh yeah, are there any cable recommendations out there? Is there any difference between the generic stainless steel and the teflon coated types?
     
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