Gore Ride On Professional cables review

Super-smooth shifting for road bikes

BikeRadar score4.5/5

This low-friction cable system from Gore features an outer sheath that protects the inner wire between cable stops and Gore’s Grub Seals to keep out performance-robbing dirt and moisture. These are the same cables as those now supplied with SRAM Red components.

Reports from mechanics in the field indicate they work extremely well, while being as easy to fit as conventional cables. That’s an improvement over Gore’s superb but somewhat fiddly Sealed Low Friction cables. The result is a silky smooth system that stays that way for a long time.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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