Wolf Tooth’s RoadLink for Shimano adds gear range

Maintains near-factory levels of chain wrap and shifting performance

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Wolf Tooth RoadLink DM Drivetrain Fence

The WolfTooth RoadLink can provide a clean set up on a classic gravel ride.

Are you looking to maximize the amount of gear for your Shimano drivetrain, or maybe converting it to a single ring set-up? Well, Wolf Tooth has a potential answer in its new RoadLink, which gives riders the ability to increase the range of their Shimano road drivetrains, while maintaining near-factory levels of chain wrap and shifting performance. The RoadLink DM (direct mount) is the RoadLink that fits Shimano’s current generation R8000 Ultegra and R9100 Dura-Ace rear derailleurs. Price is $28 and it’s available now.

Wolf Tooth RoadLink DM

Wolf Tooth’s RoadLink DM is CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and built in their new Minneapolis, Minnesota, facility.

Like the mountain-focused GoatLink, the RoadLink DM replaces Shimano’s stock direct mount allowing you to relocate the derailleur to provide clearance for larger-than-stock range cassettes while maintaining chain wrap and improving shifting. The result is larger gear ranges better suited for commuter, gravel, and touring bicycles.

Wolf Tooth RoadLink DM Install

The RoadLink DM fits Shimano’s current generation R8000 Ultegra and R9100 Dura-Ace rear derailleurs.

  • Compatible with standard derailleur hangers only
  • Direct mount hangers not supported
  • Optimized for use with 11-36t, 11-40t, 11-42t 11-speed cassettes
  • Will improve performance 10-42t 11-speed cassettes, but not to factory levels.
Wolf Tooth DM Range

The Wolf Tooth RoadLink DM can add another gear to your set-up.

Tech Specs
  • Weight: 20g
  • 8g weight increase compared to stock derailleur
  • Type II anodized in black

Learn more at www.wolftoothcomponents.com.

About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.

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  • Todd says:

    What do they mean by “Will improve performance of 10-42t 11-speed cassettes- but not to factory levels.”

    Improve vs. what?

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