If you’re planning on ditching the front derailleur soon, you are not alone. Seemingly overnight, the concept of a 1x drivetrain exploded in popularity after SRAM introduced XX1. While XX1 proved 1x drivetrains were viable options, it was other chainring manufacturers making 11 and 10 speed compatible chainrings that didn’t require a complete new drivetrain that really helped the trend along.
No one knows that better than Wolf Tooth Components whose entire business started off with 1x chainrings and has quickly expanded to other components, accessories, and now – tools. Wolf Tooth is also introducing a new patent pending asymmetric tooth design, details next…
From Wolf Tooth Components:
Wolf Tooth is excited to introduce our new patent pending asymmetric tooth design. This design optimizes mud performance and wear while maintaining the best in class chain retention properties of our current products. As many people are learning (often the hard way), not all wide/narrow designs are created equal and we are excited to own the intellectual property behind what we believe to be the best performing solution for single chainring drivetrains.
We will be cutting all of our chainrings over to this new design over the next 6 months, and to that end we are introducing our redesigned 5-spoke Direct Mount chainrings for SRAM cranksets. The 34T is on sale now and 32T will be ready later this week. Other sizes will follow over the next 2 weeks. The new design not only has our new tooth profile, but it also has a more aggressive look without being overly flashy. Bash ring users need not worry because we will retain the current 4-spoke Direct Mount line and corresponding bash guards in the most popular sizes.On a completely separate note, we are also excited to introduce a new product line, bike tools. We will be making tools where we feel there are limited or no options available for a specific task. The first tool in that line is an Aluminum bottom bracket tool. Ours is precision machined from 7075 billet aluminum so it won’t damage the threaded BB cups the way steel tools do, and it also has large finger notches for a good grip while starting the threads. The MSRP for this tool will be $34.95. We will have a few more details to share on this new product line at Interbike!
Currently offered in 5 spoke direct mount options for SRAM GXP Cranks, SDM chainrings with the new patent pending asymmetrical tooth design are available now in 34t, with others on the way. The rings will sell for $78.