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Old 02-17-09, 10:58 AM
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SRAM 8 speed cassettes

I am looking at buying a 11 - 32 8 speed cassette and a MTB rear derailleur for my road bike. SRAM has three models 820, 830 and 850. I was wondering what your opinions are on the 830 versus the 850, it looks like the 850 is a little lighter, does this come at the expense of strength or longevity? They are both pretty cheap so the price difference doesn't really matter.

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Since they are both steel, it is likely lifespan/durability will be comparable.
Suspect the weights of same span cassettes will be within 20-30grams
of each other between the 830 and 850.
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