The influence of the texture on ridging and forming properties of transformable 16mass-%Cr steel was studied for two different specific processing routes. In the first route (HACA), hot strips were annealed prior to cold rolling, whereas in the second route (HCA), un-annealed hot strips were directly subjected to cold rolling. Results indicate that compared to HACA, HCA results in an improved surface smoothness, i.e. reduced roping, but a lower mean r-value, as a result of strengthening of the α-fiber texture components. Differences in the roping and forming properties could also be achieved by compositional differences resulting in differences in the fraction of austenite at hot rolling temperatures.