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    Lighten up that XX1 Crankset

    Just in at Wolftooth, SRAM direct mount Drop Stop Chainrings
    We were happy to see them come in with a 28 gram weight savings over XX (and cheaper to replace):


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    more pics are available along w/ near term arrivals of other rings are on our facebook page....
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    Any plans to produce a Specialized/Lightning crank direct-mount chainring?

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    120mm 34t and 36t! Please!

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    Very nice, but shouldn't you be adding 4 bolts to the second weight?

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    Lighten up that XX1 Crankset

    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Very nice, but shouldn't you be adding 4 bolts to the second weight?
    Those are there to mount up an optional bash guard. No bash = no bolts
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    Ah, I see - and I assume they're captured in the XX1 ring, i.e. not removable?

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    Lighten up that XX1 Crankset

    What?
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    He is stating in the pictures the SRAM chainring has the bash guard bolts installed - the Wolf Tooth does not.

    What do the bolts weigh? Can you remove them from the SRAM if you are not running a bash guard?

    This would give you a more accurate weight difference.

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    Lighten up that XX1 Crankset

    Quote Originally Posted by cmanser View Post
    He is stating in the pictures the SRAM chainring has the bash guard bolts installed - the Wolf Tooth does not.

    What do the bolts weigh? Can you remove them from the SRAM if you are not running a bash guard?

    This would give you a more accurate weight difference.
    The sram one is a spider and ring that bolts together with an odd BCD. The wolftooth one is a one piece spiderless design with holes to mount an optional guard.

    If you removed the bolts from the sram one it wouldn't work. The pictures and weights are 100% comparable as is.
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    Got it - I reversed your post #5. With the SRAM, the idea is that you can swap out the ring on-the-fly, correct (without removing the whole assembly)? There's an obvious weight penalty to pay for that.
    Last edited by phlegm; 04-12-2013 at 07:56 AM.

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    Lighten up that XX1 Crankset

    Ah you thought I meant the sram. Gotcha.

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    Excellent. One piece of metal.

    Also, I like the minimal flashiness.
    Note to self: 85% of FTP for 20 min.

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    ETA on the 28 tooth?

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    @7HVN - Probably Late May at the earliest. I will update the date/week when I get that pinned down. I promise they are coming though. Note that the 32 and 34 will share a bash guard and the 28 and 30 will share a bashguard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llamma View Post
    Any plans to produce a Specialized/Lightning crank direct-mount chainring?
    +1 on this request.
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    Can you guys enlighten us (because we non of us follow Specialized as closely) on which bikes from Specialized come with the Lightning direct mount? Is is just SWORKs?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfTooth View Post
    Can you guys enlighten us (because we non of us follow Specialized as closely) on which bikes from Specialized come with the Lightning direct mount? Is is just SWORKs?

    Thanks!
    Yes, I think this is true. SWORKS components are only spec'd on the SWORKS bikes. Lightning sells a lot of their cranksets in addition to what Specialized produces so, I would think there would be a demand for a direct mount option. FWIW, I asked Lighning directly before I bought my last crankset from them if they had any plans for such an option and they did not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfTooth View Post
    Can you guys enlighten us (because we non of us follow Specialized as closely) on which bikes from Specialized come with the Lightning direct mount? Is is just SWORKs?

    Thanks!
    Yes, the S-works cranks come stock on S-works bikes, but you can also purchase them separately. Info is here:

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/ftb...mtn-crank-arms

    I'm not really sure why they're not more popular considering they're relatively inexpesive, stiff, and super light. I've got a set on my Niner Jet 9 RDO with the Lightning spider. These cranks are based on Lightning's design here:

    http://www.lightningbikes.com/cranks/index.html


    You can see how the two mate here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by llamma View Post
    Any plans to produce a Specialized/Lightning crank direct-mount chainring?
    I got s works cranks & I would definitely buy this product if produced! Come on Wolftooth, make it happen!

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    Nope, those bolts are for if you want add a bash guard. If no bash guard, this beauty mounts right on your crank arms+spindle.

    Of note is that we don't feel the Enduro crowd has been very vocal. Maybe they have and we don't know it, but could there be a better application for Drop Stop rings than enduro? Our epic adventures in Moab/Fruita on our 104BCD 30 tooth would say no=)
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    Do these play well with BB30 cranks? fit and chain-line?

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    Hey Ardmoregor,
    These are only for the GXP right now. The bb30 has a different mounting spline.

    BB30 a potential future product for us, but right now most of the demand is on GXP.
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    @Armdmoregor,
    I mis-typed the above (it was early sorry! =).
    The mounting spline is the same, but the current DM Ring offset would put the ring at the inner or granny gear position on a BB30. So, the current Sram DM would physically mount ok, but the chainline would not be good for the small cogs on your cassette.
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    Thanks for the clarification. Looking forward to having the bash option for BB30. Would have been nice if it used a standard BCD though.

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    When we make the BB30 DM they will have a bash option.

    Speaking of Bash Guards for our DM chainrings, this just in: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wolf-...55112457987558

    The bash guards weigh 50 grams...
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