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YokozunaReaction Universal Cable Kit

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Item # YOK0005

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Item # YOK0005

Those last few percentage points to perfection.

So you think you have your bike pretty dialed in? Everything working properly? Shifting and braking systems feeling good? Great. Now make them better. That cable housing you're running on your bike more than likely gives up a few millimeters of flex and twist as the cables build tension therein, reducing shifting precision and softening up your brakes' responses when you want them to be anything but. Upgrade to a truly compressionless, low-friction housing system like the Yokozuna Reaction Universal Cable Kit, and feel the difference. Not only will it kick up your bike's Awesome Factor by a few percentage points with the custom look, but the feel will match, lending your bike's controls a precision you didn't realize was possible.

The Yokozuna Reaction Universal Cable Kit contains the company's superior Jet-Lubed cables and Reaction housing that are compatible with either SRAM, Shimano, or Campagnolo drivetrains. One kit will outfit one bike, and the included cables are long enough for CX bikes, fat bikes, or any other machine that requires especially long cables and housing. If you are running Campagnolo brakes, you will need to purchase your own specific cables. The kit comes in the colors Black, White, Red, Gold, and Smoke.

  • Reduces sloppy shifting and soft braking from flexing, twisting housing
  • Different housing colors for a customized look

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This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
[cables] tight-wound, low-strech stainless steel
Compatible Components
Shimano, SRAM, or Campagnolo drivetrains, Shimano and SRAM brake levers (Campy brake systems require Campy-specific brake cables, sold separately)
Recommended Use
dramatically improving your shifting and braking

Actual Weight

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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Smoke, One Size
Red, One Size
Gold, One Size
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Improved braking performance but pricey!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This kit adequately covers the full length housing needed for discs on my 55cm frame. The brake housings are stiff and remove any squishy feeling from my TRP Spyre + 105 combo. They are so stiff that they are a bit difficult to wrap down when taping the bar, and as others have indicated, the outer plastic is not very durable. Overall they work, but I think I will try the Jagwire Pro in the future just to see if the cost is worth it.

Great for brakes!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These cables hold up very well! They improve the feel of just about any brake.

great performance/durability issues

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

definitely improved braking performance on my campagnolo-equipped road bike. didn't notice a difference in shifting over typical cables. plastic on brake cables began splitting and cracking after a couple of months (note: the bike is kept indoors when not riding). really only got one season out of them. i usually get 2-3 seasons out of a cable set. somewhat disappointing.

The coating on my set of Yokozunas has also started to look beat up and shredded, and I've only just installed them on the bike!

Smooth- Great Upgrade

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Very smooth and a great upgrade for shifting and improved breaking power. The only negative is that they are a bit heavy.

The product photo for the "smoke" color seems to show one cable housing in smoke and one in black. I'd like to make sure that both brake and shifter housing are the same "smoke" color. Anyone know? Thanks.

Correct - brake and shift housing are smoke

Equivalent of upgrading to DI2

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have tried every cable out there and nothing compares. Running on a XTR clutch 1x10 and it literally reduced lever friction by 50% compared to any other cable/housing combination I have tried. Feels like butter, almost like the clutch is not turned on

Stiff brake casing affects performance

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

My rear brake is pushed down by the casing, If I shorten it any further it wont reach. Totally unsatisfied with this purchase.

I know your comment is a bit old, but I'll reply anyway in the hope that others may benefit from my experience. I have used the Yokozuna brake cables only. I found that with SRAM brakes, the housing was too stiff for the run from the rear cable stop to the rear brake. It would tend to push the brake out of alignment. So, I substituted a less stiff bit of housing (Jagwire elite link) for that run. I used the Yokozuna housing for the front brake and the run from the rear brake to the front cable stop. Not an ideal situation, but this has worked well for me. However, I chalk this up to the design of the SRAM brake caliper. I much prefer the latest Shimano brake caliper design, but unfortunately the Shimano calipers are incompatible with SRAM levers due to a mismatch in the required cable pull.

Great for mechanical disc brakes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I switched to Yokozuna's kit on TRP's recommendation when setting up their Hy/Rd disc brakes on my bike to reduce the free stroke throw/travel and mushiness/sponginess feeling at the levers. It didn't fix the throw distance, but helped reduce the mushiness at the levers.

I couldn't tell any difference in shifting performance when compared to my previous Jagwire setup.

One thing I noticed, after running it through the wet season, is that the internal cables seem to be showing rust, especially because the "Smoke" color housing is see-through. I don't know if this is just cosmetic because I didn't notice any change in braking/shifting performance over time. Other people have reported similar issues: see http://forums.roadbikereview.com/components-wrenching/yokozuna-brake-cable-rust-259153.html

This kit is pretty price at nearly $60 for the kit, so I'm only using this for my bike that runs mechanical disc brakes. Nokon provides similar quality but at roughly the same price. Jagwire, Gore, and SRAM SlickWire may be adequate for most setups.

Great for mechanical disc brakes

I thought i would add that my smoke cable set also started to oxidize after a few wet weather rides. Now 6 months later almost all of the lines are rusted. The internals are for the most part fine except at a few of the cable stops where the rust is pretty severe.

Not worth it!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I replaced my original Campy cables and housing with the Yoko's and hoped to notice a difference in shifting and braking given the expense. I can't say that I noticed any improvement in performance however after just over one year of minimal use the shift housing has cracked. I noticed cracks near the rear derailleur and also at the handlebars. The original Campy cables and housings lasted over 6 years with about 20,000 miles of use.

Best cables in town!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Okay, maybe "best" is a little dramatic, but the rigid housing does wonders to braking and shifting slack. The housings are robust and there is minimal cable/housing drag. They're pricey but you get great results if you have a bike that has a groupset that is maybe a little slow to shift of have mushy brakes. I've ridden 3000 miles on it thus far and has shown no wear on the housing.

Are these cables MTB compatible for internal routed frames? Is the housing long enough?

Depends on how long your setup is, but there should be enough. The kit I have came with:

- 1 x 3500mm brake housing

- 1 x 1350mm brake wire

- 1 x 2750mm brake wire

- 1 x 3000mm shift housing

- 2 x 2100mm shift cable

and the usual end tips, ferules.

My road bike runs internally-routed brake cables but externally-routed shift cables with hybrid mechanical+hydraulic discs. I need at least 2100mm shifter cables to run the full length from front to back.