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Saiguan HG-05

Saiguan HG-05 derailleur main image

You could not construct this derailleur more cheaply if you tried - but the underlying design is a SunTour V, with one sprung pivot, slant parallelogram and adjustment screws at the back.

I found this derailleur in a bike shop in Morocco, where it was considered a very special, premium, product amidst a sea of Xundah and Saiguan copies of the Shimano Tourney 15.

Like the Saiguan HG-08, you sneer at it at your peril.


  • Derailleur brands: Saiguan
  • Country: China
  • Date of introduction: 2003?
  • Date of this example: 2006?
  • Model no.: HG-05
  • Weight: 267g including hanger plate
  • Maximum cog: 28? teeth
  • Total capacity: 28 teeth
  • Pulley centre to centre: 56mm
  • Index compatibility: 7 speed?
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: two pivots, front sprung and rear unsprung
  • Materials: mainly steel with a plastic front knuckle and inner cage plate.
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