| Bike Radar: "Absolutely awesome – a total no-brainer upgrade" 11/25/13:|
Bike Radar's James Huang put our Reaction Kit to the test. Partial quote: "Shifts – spring-driven upshifts, in particular – are markedly faster with a more direct lever feel coming as an added bonus, even when compared to Shimano's venerable SP41 casing or stock Campagnolo stuff (SRAM is thankfully still able to source non-sealed Gore low-friction stuff). While the lack of proper end-to-end sealing is a disappointment for cyclocross, winter training or heavy-duty commuting applications, it's worth noting nonetheless that we've been running one of our Reaction setups continuously for two years (albeit mostly in good conditions) and it still feels like new.
As good as the derailleur cable and housing is, it's the similarly slippery brake setup that is truly astounding. Unlike conventional brake housing (whose spiral-like construction is designed primarily for flexibility) or derailleur housing (whose lengthwise strands are designed primarily to fight compression), Yokozuna's is a unique hybrid of both. Save for segmented solid aluminum housing such as Nokon's, Reaction is the only truly compressionless option we've come across and it's impossible to fathom how detrimental housing compression actually is until you've gotten rid of it."
Velo News Puts Reaction Cable System To The Test