Things are looking pretty good for the small Minneapolis based Wolf Tooth Components. Having positioned themselves at the front of the single ring, anti-drop revolution for chainrings compatible with cranks other than XX1, WTC is turning out the goods. The latest update comes with the word of a new website, free shipping now on all orders, including international, and notice that the price on most chainrings has been reduced by $10 or more. Wolf Tooth is also expanding internally, with the addition of friend and Pro Mountain bike racer Brendan Moore heading up the sales, marketing, and sponsorship allowing Mike to focus on turning out the chainrings with the quickness.
If you follow World Cup XC racing, you might just spot a few WTC chainrings on Mathias Flückiger’s, and Nicola Rohbach’s bikes- which seems like a big deal when some of the best XC racers are running your parts even though they are sponsored by Shimano.
Check out the production version of the SRAM DM rings and Shimano M985 after the break.
The SRAM DM rings are now shipping in both 32 and 34T sizes, with additional sizes in a few weeks. If you remember from our earlier coverage, the SRAM rings attach directly to the splined interface of SRAM cranks and offer bolt holes on the ring itself for the addition of a bash guard. The guard is not a traditional BCD, so if you’re wanting to run one, buy it from WTC.
The XTR M985 rings with an 88 BCD are now shipping in 36 and 38T as well, with smaller rings coming soon.