Jagwire’s newest product is one of those things that’s actually been around for awhile – just on the OEM side. But once shops started replacing cables on internally routed frames that used the black hose like material, they started asking where they could get it for themselves. The end result is the introduction of Internal Housing Damper shop rolls.

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Just what is ‘Internal Housing Damper’? Essentially, it’s just a foam rubber hose that fits over most 4-5mm shift and brake housing and hoses. The damper is cut to fit, and placed inside internally routed frames to cut down on the noise from cables slapping the inside of the frame. It’s simple, effective, and light weight – and now, available for purchase. Well at least for shops. As it’s only available in a 10 meter roll, Jagwire expects this to be a shop only item, though if there is enough demand they’ll always consider other options. Look for this to be available in April.

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In good news for disc brake bikes everywhere, Jagwire is making a running change to their brake cable lengths. Instead of 1.7m cables, all brake cables will be bumped up to 2m to ensure that there is enough length to reach the rear disc calipers on large bikes. The change applies to all levels and won’t affect the price.

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Jagwire also has a few new kits that should make brake work or customization easier, without having to buy kits that are too big or too small. Their Hydraulic Hose Fitting Mini Combo Kit includes olives and barbs for the most common SRAM and Shimano brakes with 10 of each for a reasonable price.

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The same goes for their End Cap and Cable Tips Combo Box – if you’re trying to bling out a customer’s bike, now you won’t have to buy individual colored kits to give it that extra flair.



  1. Crash Bandicoot on

    After what had to be the easiest cable change on my internally routed (including the bars) ordu; in fact it was easier than my externally routed bikes. I’m 100% sold on jag wire. They make really good products and their fully sealed cable system is a lifesaver for deeply intergrated internally routed frames.

  2. dustytires on

    yah, finally a way to get more of the foam ‘damper’ tubing for bikes that did not come with it. With jagwire internal routing kit and this foam tubing there should be no more whining about internal routing. Let the sleekness in dudebrah

  3. Tom in MN on

    Looks to me like the housing damper will only work on bikes with large ports, not ones with just housing size cable entrance and exits. So mainly carbon frames I’m guessing. Too bad, I do love Jagwire stuff.

    • Mark on

      You may need to do some creative threading to get this to work. Such as installing the hose to partially installed housing sticking out of the bottom bracket or some other large hole already in your frame.

  4. Bob on

    how do these carbon frames not have the internal cable housings. my chinese fat bike frame has internal tubing. i just push the metal cable in the opening by the head tube and then viola it pops out the other end right where it is supposed to. i would be pissed if i had to fish a f*cking cable through my frame. what a crock of sh*t. i guess you pay the big bucks for all the technology not the simplicity.

    • JBikes on

      Is your fat bike carbon?
      Depending on how the frame is made, it may not be conducive to run what will have to be a bonded in carbon tube into the frame, nor is it really needed. Nice? Sure, if there are no trade-offs. Routing a cable isn’t hard.

  5. Mark Sondag (@JombiWombi) on

    Hmm, I just cut a small square piece of foam and tied a piece of string thru it. Then, I removed the bottom bracket and pushed the foam up the down tube, under the cables about half way. Then I trimmed the string so it would not interfere with the bottom bracket and reassembled. Rattle solved.

  6. nopers is bopes on

    you could just get foam tubing at any supplier on the cheap. even just flat foam and tape it around.

    that said, none of my internally routed frames make cable noise 😉

  7. typevertigo on

    I’m glad Jagwire extended their rear brake cable to 2 meters. Does this carry over to their brake cable housing kits as well? For some reason, they never stock the XL version cable kits in my country, and the normal length version kits are just too short for a cross bike with internally routed full-length brake housing in a size S.

  8. Shredder on

    From my Ibis Ripley setup guide, circa 2014:

    use a piece of 7/16” OD,
    1/4” ID closed cell EPDM foam tubing.
    You can find it at McMaster-Carr, part
    number 4339T1. Simply slide about 12”
    of foam over each of the cables inside
    the top tube

  9. ricky bobby on

    I put three or four zip ties evenly spaced around my internal housings and leave the ends uncut. When you install the housing into the frame the long ends of the zip ties act like little nylon leaf springs and press the cable/brake housings against the inside of the downtube. Seems to work flawlessly and was extremely inexpensive. I get the 3mm zipties that are roughly 150mm long for that task.

  10. Valentin Philippens on

    My rattle issue was the rear brake cable that runs in the top tube. After a few failed attempts with different tapes and zip ties, I ended up using small 5/16″ O-rings along the length of the cable that runs inside the top tube (they fit nice and tight around the cable) and “voila!”, problem solved. Next time I’ll try the Jagwire solution.


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