HG-50 vs. HG-70

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Phil, Jan 23, 2003.

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  1. Phil

    Phil Guest

    What are the differences between the cassettes of these two series? I have a 7-speed Giant Kronos
    that I just got, and the high end is only a 13t. I'm trying to find an 11t that can replace it, but
    I found an HG-50 and an HG-70, both 11-19t, and I'm not sure which one to get.

    Phil, Squid-in-Training
     
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  2. Matt O'Toole

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    "Phil" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > What are the differences between the cassettes of these two series? I have a 7-speed Giant Kronos
    > that I just got, and the high end is only a 13t. I'm trying to find an 11t that can replace it,
    > but I found an HG-50 and an HG-70, both 11-19t, and I'm not sure which one to get.

    The difference is in the finish. The HG70 has a silver-colored (nickel?) plating, while the HG50
    looks like bare steel. IMO there's no practical difference, no difference in wear, so the HG50 is
    probably the better buy. HG90 cassettes are actually chrome plated, which may last longer -- but
    again, I haven't been able to detect a difference. I go through a cassette a year no matter what.

    Matt O.
     
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