- Die-extruded stainless steel is corrosion resistant
STS - pre-stretched, slick stainless steel spiral-bound cables
Slick Galvanized or Stainless Steel
An upgrade from basic cables, these galvanized and stainless steel strands are pre-stretched, then extruded through a die that removes the rough edges resulting in a smooth surface that reduces friction along the length of the cable. These cables are the most popular choice for riders balancing performance, durability and cost. The stainless steel option offers greater resistance to corrosion.