All BDop inner cables use 19 strands of Stainless Steel wire. They are PTFE coated. Prior to the coating process, each strand is chemically modified to improve the bond strength of the PTFE to the stainless steel surface. Unlike other cables, our coating doesn’t peel off and clog the housing. Our inner wires have excellent ultra-low friction characteristics and reduced corrosion. They are efficient and durable.
Brake cable housings have 17 strands of wire. They are a combination of alloy and stainless steel. The alloy saves weight while the stainless steel strands add stiffness and protection.
A High-Strength Fiber encases the wires to prevent “bursting” under load.
A Braided Kevlar Sheath (shown in YELLOW) reduces compression which gives better modulation.
The crush ribs on the outside guarantee a snug fit in all cable stops and barrel adjusters. Two ribs, on the inside of the ferrule, and a rubber grommet, create a watertight seal.
The ferrules have brass inserts. This protects them from damage, or from splitting, over time. The floating nose section increases the effectiveness of the seal. It can angle into any frame stop.