I just got my Mini a couple days ago. I pulled back the dust boot on the rear axle and the cable doesn’t seem or look right? It looks as though it’s been cut or frayed and a spring type material is exposed?
Does this look normal? Can a few of you please check yours?
Mine is like that as well and is normal for that type of join. The metal provides taper so the cable can be pushed in easily during production and stays there. The frayed appearing ends are how most wire strippers leave a wire if you look close. The black further back does look like someone tried to pull it back out with a pliers unless that's from removing the boot. If you want to make it more waterproof since you have it exposed, use a tiny bit of silicone window seal.
Thanks, it's a Zydek from Amazon.
The front rack's attaching bracket was welded on wrong and it didn't fit. Rad promptly sent me another one and it's now on the bike. I do like the looks without it though.
Glad the tech support team got back to you, that spring is the normal strain relief to assist with supporting the aggressive bend the cable makes after leaving axle. The rubber cap as well as the bash guard also work to protect the cable.