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.
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.
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.
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.
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.