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    Is there a difference in spec between the black and silver SRAM powerlinks?

    So, is there a difference in spec between the black and silver SRAM powerlinks? I bought some silver powerlinks off of eBay... at least I thought they were silver powerlinks since the listing said silver AND the picture was silver! What I received instead were the black powerlinks. When I told the dude who sold them that he sent the wrong ones, he said they're the same. I am fairly certain that's a load of... , but I'd like to know for sure before telling him so.

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    I've never seen black ones! All you can do is try them, I guess, and if they go together alright on your SRAM 8-speed chain, then they're probably fine. I seem to recall that there was a different brand of powerlink-type link, that was identical except for brand. Maybe these are those. Do they say SRAM on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgarcia2
    So, is there a difference in spec between the black and silver SRAM powerlinks? I bought some silver powerlinks off of eBay... at least I thought they were silver powerlinks since the listing said silver AND the picture was silver! What I received instead were the black powerlinks. When I told the dude who sold them that he sent the wrong ones, he said they're the same. I am fairly certain that's a load of... , but I'd like to know for sure before telling him so.
    No, They are not the same. The black ones are from the SRAM PC48 7/8 Speed chains, which are the lowest-quality SRAM chains, while the silver ones are from the SRAM PC58 7/8 Speed chains or higher. The "silver" you referred to is just the higher level of nickel that is electro-plated onto the higher-quality chains.

    The "black" links should work with the "silver" chains though.


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    The current crop of pc48's come with silver powerlinks (I just bought one). Only the much older pc48s come with black.

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