Confession: the cable routing on most the bikes here at the Bermstyle HQ look like utter shite. I often leave cables long as it feels like I’m constantly moving things around and swapping out components. (I also never have free time between the day job and all the side hustles) It doesn’t mean I’m oblivious to the bird’s nests that masquerade as my handlebar controls. When we came across this Santa Cruz Blur at the recent Chris King open house, it was so clean I had to stop to admire it.
The team at a local shop, the Fat Tire Farm assembled the show bikes for the event, and did an amazing job taking six cables and managing to make it look elegant. Each cable is optimized for length and run through black heat shrink tubing. To achieve the final aesthetic, heat is applied to the tube to shrink it to fit.
While it looks super clean, there are benefits to trim cables. The clean routing plays well with bar mounted lights and POV cameras; if you like to night ride and don’t want annoying cable shadows, you might consider cleaning yours up – if it isn’t already.
This is a thing of beauty. Nice work @FatTireFarm!