NOS Oversized 2mm MTB Brake Cable & Housing Set: Large End
NOS/NIB. This vintage brake cable set is the 2mm size that came on early retro mountain bikes from the 1980's. The cable is thicker than modern cables (2mm vs 1.6mm), and features the larger oversized end that will only work with early mountain bike brake levers. These cables are made to work with the included 6mm cable housing. They will not fit in most standard 5mm housing.
These are great for early mountain bike levers that need this type of large end (see below), and are great for touring bikes. They are stronger and less likely to brake. They're also less prone to stretch under heavy loads.
Motorcycle-style levers like early XT Deerhead M700, Suntour Power, and Tomaselli levers used this end. Many levers came with concave "shims" that fit around the head of a modern cable end to fit the larger opening. This style of cable is a better fit, and removes the risk of losing the shim (which are IMPOSSIBLE to find). These are Giant branded, and manufactured in 1989.
New in box
- 2mm outside diameter cables
- 2 sizes of cable end (standard mtb end, large early mtb end)
- Front size: 18" housing, 28" cable
- Rear size: 42" housing, 50" cable
- Uses 6mm housing
- Includes 2 cables & housing. Ferrules not included