When it comes to cables and housing, some bikes just need more. With the same Slick Stainless inner cables and continuously-lubricated Slick-Lube housing as the rest of our Sport DIY kits, the Sport XL Shift Kit is perfect for folding bikes, tandems, recumbents, cargo bikes, and others with unusual cable routing.
Linear strands of steel are used to encircle the Slick-Lube Liner creating a compressionless ring. This delivers responsive, precise, crisp performance necessary in shift applications.
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.