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  • Premier Icon njee20
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    Been discussed a few times, agree they look interesting. They’re doing 88mm BCD for XTR M985s too, tempted.

    svalgis
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    Works are soon coming out with their take on it. Blackspire and e*13 shouldn’t be too far away either.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    how does

    The unique wide/narrow tooth profile of Wolf Tooth chainrings helps prevent chain-drop

    and might they also increase the likelihood of chainsuck ?

    Mackem
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    I suppose if you’ve got a clutch mech pulling the chain you shouldnt get chain suck.

    I’ve been running the KCNC ones, (without a guide), this year and haven’t dropped a chain as yet. Proper training starts in a week so I’ll reserve judgement until I hit stuff at racing speed.

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Best of all, you are not locked into just one drivetrain brand or a specific crankset — we make chainrings to fit almost everything.

    No 102 BCD… grumble grumble…

    Trimix
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    Im really not sure how this works. Also you dont need a clutch rear mech if you have a short cage one and a suitably shortened chain, that will keep any slop / slap out of your chain.

    Anyone have any science for this, or is it marketing carp ?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I suppose if you’ve got a clutch mech pulling the chain you shouldnt get chain suck.

    or chain-drop ?

    Mackem
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    http://wolftoothcomponents.com/

    To fit normal cranks, might not need anything to keep the chain on.

    30T too.

    Trimix
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    Agreed, but a short mech and short chain do the same thing as a clutch, dont they ?

    Under very extream bouncing down a rock gully for half an hour in the Alps, your chain may stand a small chance of bouncing off. But only a small chance.

    legend
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    Our tooth profile requires much more machining time and tighter tolerances than a standard chainring but the results are worth it.

    In short, it’s gonna cost you!

    I’m guessing you need to line the chain up so the wider links sit on the wider teeth?

    Nice. But I’ve found, with a clutch mech, on a 1x10sp setup even over rocky stuff the chain stays where it’s at.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    No 102 BCD… grumble grumble…

    Are you surprised!? A proprietary size used on one crank which became obsolete 6 years ago!

    Agreed, but a short mech and short chain do the same thing as a clutch, dont they ?

    Not really.

    A clutch mech stops the chain falling off the bottom of the ring by keeping the lower run taught. However (IMO a bigger issue) is that with the top run flapping around when you’re not pedalling it can get bounced off the teeth, this should help retention by stopping the chain being pulled off as easily.

    Trimix
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    njee20 – my short chain and short mech keep the lower run very taught, just like a clutch. So no advantage for a clutch there.

    But as you say, its the top run that needs to be kept taught. I still dont see how this new ring will stop it comming off the top ?

    svalgis
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    It’s been proven to work with XX1 so why not on 1×10? Sure there’s some magic in the XX1 mech but the chainring plays a big role.

    Trimix
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    Perhaps its magnetic then, that will help hold your chain on.

    I think I will just stick to a short mech and chain. Its worked fine so far.

    andyrm
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    Looks good – and I can confirm that having seen my mate’s XX1 with no chainguide working, the thick/thin teeth thing works incredibly well – it’s stayed on through big rides, uplift days and enduro races with zero dropping.

    Great to see the technology becoming available to more users!

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