The eons old tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions can be fraught with disaster from the start. How many times has the “I’m going to lose weight” been on the list? Gyms are packed in January, but not so much in the the successive months. This year we’re suggesting a different tact — with some […]
Review Submitted by Patrick OConnell via WickWerks.com July 2, 2014 Comments: I sat on the fence for a long time before deciding to pull the trigger on these rings. I read about them, thought about them, talked about them, but couldn’t quite believe that they would make that much difference in my shifting. They do. […]
Submitted by Mbiz via WickWerks.com April 26, 2014 Comments: Finally had a chance to get out and test my new WickWerks front chainrings. I upgraded to the 52/36 rings for two reasons 1) to increase the size and 2) to get a better front shift. All last season I struggled with sloppy front shifts no […]
There are always sides to a discussion involving tradition and emotion. So many arguments about the use of a single front chainring versus a double or triple. In this case, tradition has generally stood with a single front chainring for single speed bikes (think kids bikes), city type bikes, and the “grandma” bikes with multi-speed […]
Submitted by MTB Dad via WickWerks.com February 13, 2014 Comments: Purchased these after reading reviews and not being really thrilled with the SRAM replacement rings. I ride the same 18-20 mile routes 4 days a week with lots of climbing. I noticed on my first ride with the rings they felt better, just seemed to […]
Do a search on the web for “Junior Gearing Restrictions” and you’ll find a bunch of sites that either explain the rules, or bash them. We’ve certainly heard the arguments by many eloquent authors that enumerate the virtues or expound the vices. This post, on the other hand, is intended to deal with the technical […]
Submitted by Emil via WickWerks.com January 22, 2014 Comments: After switching to WW for ‘cross, I’ve switched all of my chainrings to WW. ‘Cross typifies the need for stable, quick shifting rings and WW satisfies this to a ‘T’. As WW states-no chainkeeper needed and its true! All of my bikes have benefited from the […]
In the bicycle industry we hear about “Anodized” aluminum frequently. In fact most aluminum parts of any bicycle are either anodized or painted to protect them from the elements and to protect us from the amorphous aluminum oxide layer that naturally occurs when aluminum is exposed to oxygen. Not all “Anodize” processes are equal, however. […]
It took a while, but it’s finally here. The United States Patent Office has granted US Patent 8,617,015 covering aspects of the WickWerks chainring ramps and shifting technology. The patent was issued December 31, 2013 — making it an awesome New Year’s present. This now adds to the portfolio of WickWerks Intellectual Property.
USA Cyclocross Nationals 2014 These are the races to claim a “Cyclocross National Champion” title! For 2014, the USA Cyclo-cross National Championships are held in Boulder, Colorado, January 8-12. This is the place: Valmont Bike Park, a unique and wonderful place to ride and race – And this is the report:
“This is the part of technology that I love, when someone makes a component that is brilliantly designed, works as intended, and represents a significant improvement over existing products. WickWerks rings might be one of the best innovations gear shifting has seen in a long time.” – Michael Robson, Velo News
WickWërks, along with Katie Compton have put some very special articles for auction in support of the AMY D. FOUNDATION. WickWërks will be auctioning one set of their newest cyclocross rings – the 42/34 combination – along with a brand new Trek Cyclocross Collective jersey donated by Katie Compton. The auction starts
Race Face introduced a new product this year in their “Next” family. It was rumored for a while – supposed to be a super duper light, super stiff and fantastic new crank. Now the next Race Face Next SL is here, and I’m particularly interested because I thought the last version was pretty fantastic – […]
A detailed review of the WickWerks 2×10 conversion chainrings was written by Jen Hanks and posted on MtbRaceNews.com over the weekend. WickWerks has created chainrings and promoted a nifty system for converting a mountain bike triple to a 2×10 (double). Jen picked up on this idea and decided to try it out. This is the […]
What is BCD? BCD is an acronym for Bolt Circle Diameter. It’s the measurement (diameter) of an imaginary circle passing through the centers of all the bolts in a round pattern – like chainring bolts that hold the rings to the crank. On some cranks, like 4 bolt cranks, it’s fairly easy to measure, but […]
In the arena of challenges for front shifting, there are several fun and interesting bicycle categories — like multi-rider bikes (tandems, (what do you call a bicycle for 3?), Quads, Quints, …) recumbents and tricycles. Need a solution to a shifting challenge?
On August 13, 2013, US Patent 8,506,436 was granted with assigned intellectual property rights to WickWerks LLC. This is another in the line of bicycle chainring and derailleur patents and intellectual property rights to be awarded for the innovative efforts at WickWerks.