The latest buzz with shifting cables is reducing friction for smoother, effortless shifting. To a lot of manufacturers this means PTFE(Teflon) coating the cables and the inner lining of the housing. While this is one way to increase performance, Yokozuna takes another approach. They forgo the PTFE coating, but offer two distinct features that achieve low friction and perhaps surpass the Teflon coating process.
First is their proprietary Jet Lube process. The cable housings are injected 'End to End' with proprietary lube. This lubrication makes the passing and movement of the cable in the housing super smooth and greatly reduces friction from the back and forth motion that occurs while shifting. To give you a better idea, think of a lubed chain vs. a dry chain or better yet, a car engine running with or without oil. To be clear these housings are completely filled with lubricant. They are void of dry areas and places for friction to occur and dirt and grime to work their way in the housing.
The other component here is the cable. Yokozuna cables use incredibly high-quality stainless steel and are wound so tight they are virtually stretch free. So imagine a solid, stiff and stretch-less cable sliding through a completely lubed piece of housing. The result is shifting bliss for an extended amount of time.
If you are looking for an increase in your shifting performance, you may consider giving this Jet Lubed cableset a try. We imagine you will be satisfied and even surprised at how well they shift and how long this increased performance lasts.
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