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The new CS-R8000 cassette benefits from trickle-down technology from the DuraAce group as the lowest (largest) five gears are affixed with spiders which makes the spacing between gears more accurate and shifting becomes even smoother than in previous versions of Ultegra cassettes.The only penalty is a slight increase in weight versus the DuraAce version. It is certainly a bargain, especially if it's on sale at BTD.
Kudos to Shimano for creating a very affordable high performing cassette. Shits up and down super smooth. No need for dura ace if you have this (unless youre a weight weenie).
The Ultegra cassette has always been the best balance of price and performance. With the release of the 8000 series comes the new 11-30 cassette, which I really loved for cyclocross. Having the 30t was nice to have on steep courses over the 28 but only a little bit heavier.