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Wolf Tooth RoadLink gets direct-mount option

by Caley Fretz

Wolf Tooth RoadLink

WolfTooth’s Roadlink is a small chunk of aluminum that changes the position of a rear derailleur so that it can handle a wider gear range. The company announced Thursday that it now has a version compatible with newer direct-mount style R8000 Ultegra and R9100 Dura-Ace derailleurs. It’s called the RoadLink DM and, like the standard mountain-focused GoatLink, replaces the stock direct mount, relocating the rear derailleur to provide clearance for cogs larger than stock.

RoadLink DM is compatible with standard hangers only – no Direct Mount hangers, only Direct Mount derailleurs. It is optimized for 11-36, 11-40, and 11-42 cassettes. It will work with a 10-42 11-speed cassette, according to Wolf Tooth, but shifting will suffer slightly.

The RoadLink adds 8 grams compared to to a stock derailleur and will retail for USD $28.

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