Wolf Tooth Components Gears up for BB30, S-Works/Lightning, Adds Products that Aren’t Chainrings
Just when you think Wolf Tooth Components had all the chainrings covered, they introduce another one like the new S-Works chain ring above. Designed for direct mount Specialized S-Works and Lightning crank sets, the rings replace the existing chain ring and spider. While having a 50mm chainline for compatibility, the rings also offer the WTC Drop-Stop tooth design which we’ve been testing here with great results. Available in 32 and 34t rings only at this point, Brendan says they may expand the offerings if the demand is high. Weight is 71g for the 32 and 80g for the 34, and both rings are available in black 7075 aluminum for $78.
Running BB30 and want a direct mount Drop-Stop Ring? Check out WTC’s new offering plus some new goods that aren’t chain rings after the break!
Using the design for their SRAM GXP direct mount chain rings above, WTC has created a new version for BB30 cranks with the right offset for the proper chainline. Production will start with 32 and 34t rings, but 28, 30, and 36 are soon to follow. Due to the fact that the rings have 5mm less dish than the GXP direct mount rings, the added benefit is their use on fatbikes with 190mm rear hubs. WTC did some testing with a Borealis Yampa, X9 fatbike crank, and super wide 4.5″+ tires on 100mm rims and found that the BB30 ring was needed for use of all the gears on the cassette without the chain rubbing on the tire.
If you’re not running a direct mount ring, you’re going to need chain ring bolts – especially for the direct mount 30t 104 BCD rings. If that’s the case, WTC has you covered with their new 7075-T6 aluminum chain ring bolts. Available in 6 or 10mm lengths, the 6mm bolts include nuts for standard 1x drive train conversions, while the 10mm size is meant for the previously mentioned 30T ring for use without nuts. Each size uses a 5mm hex for the bolt, and the corresponding nuts are tightened with a 6mm hex instead of the standard chain ring slot. Both sets of bolts are compatible with WTC or any other chainrings with standard mounting holes or M8 x 0.75 threading.
The 6mm bolt and nut sets are available in 4 packs for mountain bike cranks at $28 and 5 packs for road and CX cranks for $35. The 10mm bolts are sold in 4 packs without nuts for $17. Like all the other WTC products they are designed and manufactured in the US, and even include the bolt length laser etched on the head for easy identification. Bolts are available in red, blue, green, black, and silver with weights listed at 4-9g per set.
Wolf Tooth is even making a bottle opener, though this one’s more than just a one trick pony. In addition to releasing your favorite libation from its glass prison, the WTC bottle opener also has a built in slot for truing your disc rotors. The hole in the corner makes for easy keeping on your key chain, peg board, or d-ring and they’re made in the US from 7075-T6 aluminum.
Available in the same anodized colors as the chain ring bolts, the 32g openers will retail for $19.90. Want WTC gear but can’t find it at a shop? You can find everything on their site with free shipping for orders over $39.