Originally spotted out at NAHBS, Wolf Tooth Components seems to be cranking out the goods with new XX1 compatible rings that will make dropping that front derailleur easier than ever. You may have noticed on our original post that the GXP direct mount ring had an additional 4 holes – which didn’t make sense unless it was to attach a bash gaurd. That is exactly what WTC had planned and will begin shipping their SRAM Spline ring/bash guard soon with the rings shipping in 1-2 weeks and the guard shipping in 3-4. We’re looking into what the BCD of the guard will be, as it’s not yet clear if you will be able to run any bash guard, or just theirs.
Other big news for WTC is the introduction of a line of 88 BCD chainrings that will fit XTR’s M985 Race 2x crank. See them after the break!
88mm BCD single speed rings aren’t the easiest thing to come by, especially rings that are compatible with XX1. That’s exactly why WTC is stepping in with their 30-38T (even sizes) chainrings for the M985 doubles that even include machined profiles to match the arms of Shimano’s crank.
The 88 BCD rings were just finished and WTC is expecting them to ship out in 4-6 weeks. Their standard 104 BCD rings started shipping on March 21st and Wolf Tooth is currently offering free shipping in the US and a $5 credit for International shipping.
Note that not everything is available yet, but when it is, Wolf Tooth Components will have XX1 compatible rings for the following options:
- 104 BCD: 30/32/34/36T
- SRAM direct mount: 32/34T + optional Bash guard
- Middleburn 30T snowflake pattern optional
- 88 BCD: 30/32/34/36/38T