All Mountain Bike Parts Descriptions
- The brake and gear transfer medium.
Cables pull directly on the gear or brake device
from the hand levers. They have a unique function
as they flex with the frame or brake pivot action
without losing tension. This means that the brakes
won't fade or the gears won't shift on you.
Hydraulic cables (used with hydraulic
brakes and levers) use mineral oil or DOT fluid (like
a motorcycle) instead of the standard steel braided
wire, and they have the best braking performance.
Bike Parts Diagram