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What material is used for the helical...

What material is used for the helical compression stiffener in the housing: carbon steel or stainless? Is the cable itself stainless?

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You can call or email the manufacturer here: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.Customer Service GORE BIKE WEAR295 Blue Ball RoadElkton, MD 21921Toll Free: 800-455-4184Email: rideon@wlgore.comThey should be able to help you.

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Carbon steel is used for the compression member. Our cables are galvanized steel, but are completely encased in our low friction coating. Between that and the liner that protects the cable for its entire length, the cable is as weather-proof as stainless!