Shimano HG70 review

The HG70 (as in Shimano Hyperglide) is compatible with Shimano 7 and 8 speed systems. This means it is suitable for 1999 105 drivetrains and earlier as well as 8-speed Deore and LX mountain bike drivetrains.

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3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £14.99 RRP
Shimano HG70

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Old but still going strong
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The HG70 (as in Shimano Hyperglide) is compatible with Shimano 7 and 8 speed systems. This means it is suitable for 1999 105 drivetrains and earlier as well as 8-speed Deore and LX mountain bike drivetrains. As you’d expect it works best when integrated with Shimano systems. The 7 and 8 speed compatibility means the chain going to be more common on older bikes but it’s a small price to pay for a replacement chain that works well. It uses Shimano’s special joining pins, there are two supplied with the chain.

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Product Specifications

Product

Name HG70
Brand Shimano

Description Hyperglide (HG) series chain. Compatible with earlier Deore LX/STX-RC and 1999 and earlier 105 drivetrains
Number Of Links 114
Weight (g) 335
Available Colours Black/Silver
Bike Compatibility Shimano 7spd Shimano 8spd
Chain Width 3/32in
Chain Speed Compatibility 7 8