An alternative to traditional compressionless housing, this system is made of nesting alloy pieces that protect the liner. Although this housing is typically more expensive, it has several advantages including increased flexibility, reduced weight and increased durability. Both shift and brake housings use identical Slick-Lube liners and interconnecting alloy pieces.
ALLOY - interconnecting alloy links around Slick-Lube liners
Jagwire sealed systems, available only in DIY kits, include liners that run continuously from the lever to the brake or derailleur. This protects the cable and housing from dirt, mud or anything else that can cause friction. But because the liner runs the full length of the cable, a specially developed cable coating and lube are used to keep friction to a minimum.
XEX - lightweight, braided steel strands around a Speed-Lube liner
CSX - high carbon, low compression coiled steel around a Speed-Lube liner
A performance upgrade to coiled steel, this compressionless housing starts with a similar construction to LEX shift housing that reduces weight by 30%. A woven Kevlar® layer is added to give the housing the strength and flexibility necessary for braking applications.
KEB-SL - linear steel strands around a Slick-Lube liner wrapped in a Kevlar®
Steel strands are braided around the Slick-Lube Liner and create a compressionless ring. This provides the accurate cable movement needed for modern drivetrains, with a weight savings of 30% compared to traditional linear strand shift housing.
XEX-SL - lightweight, braided steel strands around a Slick-Lube liner
No-nonsense, OE-quality brake housing using high carbon coiled steel wrapped around an inner liner. This coiled steel structure will allow some compression, but the high-quality, high carbon steel used limits the amount.
CGX-SL - high carbon, low compression coiled steel with a Slick-Lube liner
Linear strands of steel are used to encircle the Slick-Lube Liner creating a compressionless ring. This delivers responsive, precise, crisp performance necessary in shift applications.
LEX-SL - linear steel strands around a Slick-Lube liner
Quality, low-cost brake housing using coiled steel wrapped around an inner non-lubed liner. The combination of low cost and long-lasting performance makes it ideal for entry-level bike service.
CEX - coiled steel housing with non-lubed liner
Quality, low-cost shift housing using linear steel strands wrapped around an inner non-lubed liner. The combination of low cost and long-lasting performance makes it ideal for entry-level bike service.
LEX - linear steel strands around a non-lubed liner