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The new Shimano XTR, XT, and SLX 12spd Hyperglide+ chain works differently than other products on the market so Wolf Tooth engineers developed a completely new tooth profile to provide optimal chain retention and durability when using this new chain technology. 

  • The new HG+ chain interacts with the chainring much differently than a traditional wide/narrow design. Wolf Tooth engineers spent the time to understand how the system works and design a new tooth profile that is optimized for this system.

  • Engineered proprietary tooth profile maintains the quiet and smooth performance of the HG+ drivetrain with legendary Wolf Tooth chain retention.

  • Prevents premature ring and chain wear that can come from non-optimized profiles.

  

 

Compatibility

  • These rings fit on the Shimano XT M8000 and SLX M7000 1x or 2x cranksets.
  • Use only the stock Shimano XT M8000 or SLX M7000 chainring bolts 
  • These CAN be mounted to the XTR 9000 series cranks, but you will have to use the bolt caps that come with that crankset and you will need to file roughly 1mm off the threaded boss on each bolt cap (they are a little too long and don't allow the ring to be tightened down).
  • Provide a great chainline on most boost bikes.  See this explanation for details.
  • Chainline - 49mm
  • Boost Crankset Chainline - 52 mm
  • Must use the stock chainring bolts. The Wolf Tooth chainring bolts are a different size.
  • Ovality of 10% and timing of 112° after TDC (top dead center)
  • Maximum diameter is that of a chainring 2t bigger than the size you order (so be sure there is adequate chainstay clearance!)

     Recommendations

    • If you plan to ride in very muddy conditions, we recommend a chainguide or chainkeeper in addition to a clutch-type rear derailleur! Without these precautions, you may experience chaindrops and/or chainsuck.
    • Recommend the use of a clutch style rear derailleur for the best chain security.

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    Tech Specs

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    Material: 7075-T6 aluminum
    Made in the USA


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