Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ceramic cable housing

Recently brought to our attention, Vértebræ ceramic cable housing:

Vertebrae ceramic housing, the ultimate performance upgrade for cable-operated brakes and gears.

The maker claims it's "Longitudinally compressionless yet laterally ultra-flexible and also totally corrosion free!"  That, I don't debate.  But the price is something to consider: €220 for a complete set.  That's about $US 300.  That buys a lot of replacement traditional cable housing.

Maybe most interesting of all is that the business is run out of the Canary Islands.

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Yokota Fritz said...

Yeow! and Tweeted.

-p said...

Thanks for spreading the word. I've got to believe that if this stuff was worth $300, the SRAMS or Shimanos of the world would be pumping out what are essentially ceramic beads and selling them for far less. Unless that is, the guy in the Canary Islands holds a patent on it.