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Converting to a single chainring, Lindarets hits the road with RoadLink

RoadLink

The new Lindarets & Wolf Tooth RoadLink is positioned as a solution for riders looking to convert their road, gravel, ‘cross, or commuter bike to the simplicity and light weight of a single chainring, or for those whose riding demands lower gearing than a typical double ring can provide.

The US-made RoadLink allows the use of wide-range cassettes with 10- and 11-speed Shimano road drivetrains. It is optimized for use with 10- or 11-speed 11-36t and 11-40t cassettes and works with Wolf Tooth’s 40-tooth Giant Cogs and Drop-Stop chainrings.

RoadLink is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum, anodized black, and laser etched at Wolf Tooth Components’ Minneapolis facility and comes fitted with stainless steel hardware. Lindarets adds that the RoadLink installs in moments with little more than a 5mm allen wrench and a dab of grease.

RoadLinks will be available direct to consumers in August 2015 via Lindarets’ and Wolf Tooth Components’ web stores for US$21.95. RoadLinks will be available to shops through select distributors shortly thereafter.

 

RoadLink fitted to rear derailleur

 

Target uses:

Single chainring:

  • Road
  • Cyclocross
  • Commuting
  • Drop-bar mountain

Double chainring:

  • Road
  • Touring
  • Drop-bar mountain

10s cassette compatibility

  • 11-32: Not recommended
  • 11-36: Single or double chainring
  • 11-40: Single chainring
  • 11-42: Not supported

11s cassette compatibility

  • 11-32: Not required
  • 11-36: Single or double chainring
  • 11-40: Single chainring
  • 11-42: Not supported
  • 10-42: Not supported

The RoadLink is compatible with ten- and eleven-speed Shimano road derailleurs and shifters. It mounts to standard derailleur hangers. Double chainrings are only supported with mid- or long-cage rear derailleurs. Triple chainrings are not supported.

Direct Mount-native frames and SRAM or Campagnolo drivetrains are not supported. Lindarets also notes that, due to the lack of a clutch mechanism on Shimano road derailleurs, secondary chain retention (front derailleur or chain device) may be needed, especially for rough- or off-road use. Also, due to variations in derailleur hanger geometry, chainstay length, chainring size, B-screw adjustment, and suspension configuration, individual results will vary.

www.lindarets.com
www.wolftoothcycling.com

 

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