Wolf Tooth Components – which is based in the aptly named Savage, Minnesota – has released an array of components specifically targeting the MTB, CX and gravel categories.
- Replaces the 42 tooth cog on SRAM’s XX1 and X01 cassettes with a 46 tooth cog for a significant 10-46 gearing range.
- Wolf Tooth notes that the 46t offers a ‘true bail out gear, within ½ of a shift of SRAMs Eagle, and crisp shifting all while keeping the same tighter gear spacing further down the cassette’
- Going from the stock 42 tooth biggest cog to the GCX46 has the same effect as reducing chainring size by 3 teeth.
Gnarwolf Braze on, High Direct Mount, and Seat Tube Mount
- Previously only available in ISCG05 mount, now available in three other common mounts for road, gravel, CX and mountain bikes with no ISCG mounts.
- Gnarwolf is billed as the easiest guide to set up with no shims needed for chainline adjustment. Wolf Tooth accomplishes this by an expanding elliptical collet that allows the guide to slide in and out during setup with low torque locking it in place.
76 BCD Chainrings
- Replacement chainrings for SRAM’s XX1 cranks and other OEM 76 BCD cranks (like Specialized Stout). Wolf Tooth notes that ‘the SRAM XX1 chainrings, as is, don’t fit up to some of these OEM cranks due to the ring shaping.’
- Uses standard M8 chainring bolts so compatible with all 76 BCD cranks (noting that the SRAM XX1 rings use a uncommon M8.5).
64 BCD Universal
- An update to Wolf Tooth’s 64 BCD chainring – works with the new Shimano 11 speed cranks in addition to the standard 104/64 BCD cranks.
Previously, 30t was the smallest 1x chainring for the shimano 11 speed cranks, but now riders can use 26t or 28t.
Wolf Tooth is based in Savage – a suburban city 15 miles south-southwest of downtown Minneapolis in Minnesota. The company notes that ‘Despite the frigidly cold winters and relatively flat terrain, Minneapolis has earned a reputation of being one of the top cycling cities in the US.’ In recent years Minnesota has become a hotbed for the emerging snow bike scene with several groomed singletrack trails and a network of snowmobile trails that spread across most of the state.