All BDop inner cables use 19 strands of Stainless Steel wire. We individually coat each ELITE strand then wind them into wires. Most inner wires are only coated afterward. This greatly reduces corrosion. The coating is only on the outer surface.
A Fine Plasma Mist Electroplating Process ensures that the friction-reducing material has a uniform thickness. This process also has excellent adhesion. Bonds will form between the strands as they are wound together to form the final inner wire. This reduces fraying when cut.
Gear cable housings have 19 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.
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.