Cables might be the unsung hero of the bicycle. Their overall performance affects both your mechanical groupo’s shifting and braking performance. Companies have tried to increase cable performance, but for the most part attempts have either been too expensive (Ti cables) or have had their drawbacks (Teflon coating wearing off). In an effort to make these issues a thing of the past, Alligator has approached cable lifespan from a different angle. By re-assesing the cable manufacturing method, Alligator was able to design a stainless steel cable that simply uses more strands per cable to produce desirable characteristics, instead of utilizing exotic metals or temporary plastics. Alligator cables are each comprised of 31 strands, while typical brake or derailleur cables produced by other companies are a mere 19 strands thick. As a result of the higher strand count, each Alligator cable is extremely slick, granting superior shift characteristics while using no artificial additives. Essentially guaranteeing excellent brake and shift responsiveness for the entire life of the cable.