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Shimano 8 speed cassettes compatibility

redvisionredvision Posts: 2,876
edited February 2019 in Workshop
Does anyone know if the hg51 cassette can be used on a road bike?

And what is the difference between the hg50 and hg51?

Here are the two links:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shimano-HG51-S ... ref=plSrch

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shimano-HG50-S ... ref=plSrch

Thanks

Posts

  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,595
    No idea what the difference is between them, but the spacing and freehub splines are the same, so they're completely cross compatible.
  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,876
    whyamihere wrote:
    No idea what the difference is between them, but the spacing and freehub splines are the same, so they're completely cross compatible.

    Brilliant. Thanks :)
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 11,381
    Just beware of rear mech compatibility. Older road groupsets tend to have very short cages, for when a 19t was considered a granny gear.
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