Fibrax Powershift Sport Stainless Steel Gear Cables are affordable everyday replacements with looks and performance that are impressive for the price. Ours proved initially susceptible to cable stretch and fraying so leave them overnight before correcting, cropping and crimping come the morning.
Fibrax Xtreme wet weather pads really bring budget stoppers up to scratch without running up an overdraft. They're not just for side-pulls or centre-pulls either – there's a version for V brakes. Folks with ceramic or carbon rims will need to look elsewhere though since they're only designed for conventional alloy rims.
Fibrax Pro-formance Sealed Derailleur Cables are weatherproof and ideally suited to harsh conditions: cyclo cross, winter and mountain bikes the most obvious candidates.
Made here in the UK, the comprehensive kit includes 2.7 metres of frictionless 5.5mm outer casing, clear inner sleeve and two stainless steel inner wires measuring a generous 1.8 and 2.1 metres long. Fibrax also offer a version for tandems and bikes with unusual cable routings.
Fibrax Powerglide sport stainless steel sport brake cables are a nice surprise. Cheap as chips, they'll do old faithful proud without impairing the performance of your sportier Sunday ride. However, be sure to leave cable stretch to do its thing overnight, adjusting and snipping come the morning.