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ShimanoDura-Ace R9100 OT-SP41 Polymer-Coated Derailleur Cable Set
Item # SHI00FQ
What do you think about this product?
May 7, 2021
Short on material
- Runs small
Does not come with enough cable "housing" for internal frame routing.
August 11, 2020
Reconsider your choice on this one.
- I've used it several times
I purchased this to use with my SRAM Red road derailleurs. Shimano gets a lot of accolades, in general, so how can you go wrong with this choice? Here are two possible issues: 1) The metal ferrule that goes at the cable entry to the rear derailleur has an 0-ring built into it. It is designed to keep dirt out of the cable housing, the exposed cable being close to the road. This o-ring fits the cable tightly, and really drags on the cable. If you just take the bare cable and run it through the ferrule, you can feel it buzz as it grips each winding of the cable, similar to taking your fingernail and running it along a wound acoustic guitar string. Not smooth at all, and hardly meeting the low friction objective of a new set of cables. 2) The polymer coating on the cable sounds like a great idea, but this coating seems quite delicate. Just the process of installing it had put little nicks in the coating which are visible as little "hairy" spikes of polymer sticking up from the cable surface. Yeow! I hope my cables last at least one full year (4-6 thousand miles). but I worry that such wearing polymer "hair" will build up and gum up the works inside the cable housing entry/exit points. A bike forum contained a moment that this is fine for a pro where the cables are changed often (every race???) but this is not appropriate for me.
August 2, 2020
Prone to Abrading!
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
To be clear, the performance is in regard to the PTFE coated CABLE and NOT the housing. The housing is standard SP41 and can be purchased alone. The housing works fine. However, if you are thinking about complementing your bicycle with Dura-Ace grade cables, I would suggest steering AWAY from the Dura-Ace cables ESPECIALLY if you are running INTERNAL routed frames. The problem is that the PTFE coat on the cables is extremely susceptible to abrasions. Once abraded, performance diminishes. It will happen at all contact points outside of the housing, (ie. at the cable housing ferrules, at the bottom bracket cable guide, and at the exit of the cable from the rear derailleur housing. What this equates to is inaccurate shifts, poorly held tunes, and frustration. I got exactly one 75 mile ride out of this cable before noticing the cable would not easily release (upshift for the rear derailleur). This isn't as important downshifting because you can force the cable to pull. Harder to force it to release because it does not slide easily. I'd recommend a tier down and get optislick cables which do not have this coating, yet function very well.
October 7, 2021
Hi Colin, Sorry the Dura-Ace cables didn't work out for you. We're glad the Optislick stuff functioned better for you!
February 18, 2019
- I've put it through the wringer
Super smooth cables that will keep your shifting feeling amazing. I use it on my dropper post as well.
September 10, 2018
I'm considering switching to SRAM mechanical but I like these Shimano shift cables. Are these compatible with SRAM mechanical and are they a good choice to go with SRAM mechanical ??
July 26, 2017
Is this cable set compatible with Ultegra 6700 shifters as well?
March 8, 2018
Yes, it is compatible with all modern road shifters.