Rough shifting after cables change

I had a mechanic change my brakes and shifters cables a while back. He installed some fancy Jagwire ones as I heard good things about the brand. The thing is… the feeling was much worse than the previous Shimano cables. It was just harder to operate. I feel much friction, I can tell the cable threads like rubbing then moving the lever sideways,

I wonder… what could be the cause of this? can the levers feel be improved?

if you are feeling an uncomfortable friction on your lever, have you considered lube?

Have you ever had your brakes taken a part and maintenanced? Sweat+rain+never changing your bar tape does add up to corrosion.

Jagwire cables are pretty sweet and really do offer awesome braking/shifting, heard good things through shops and people I cycle with, so I tend to lean towards your gear. Sorry :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

I felt they were rougher or that there was more friction right away. I don’t know why I didn’t point it out then.

If you have replaced all the cables and outers, the cables may now be routed in different angles. This may be a cause of the new feeling. If it is now too tight, you will definitely notice that!

Yeah, I thought of the angle of the cables too… not sure. Anyway, one of these days I’ll replace all cables, it’s probably about time anyway.