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Shimano HG41 v HG51 Cassette

bearman3784bearman3784 Posts: 24
edited August 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi, does anyone know the difference in these 8 speed cassettes? Noticed some places state the HG51 is for a 'narrow' chain but i thought an 8 speed chain was just an 8 speed chain? The new chain i have is a KMC X8.99, my old KMC chain says narrow on the links but this new one doesn't

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    just the finish.

    both will work fine.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • Thanks, just found these pics on bike-discount so looks like weight saving is in favour of the HG51

    HG51

    cassette-8-speed-cs-hg51-11-32.jpg

    HG41

    cassette-8-speed-cs-hg41-11-32.jpg
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