Posts by Chris Wickliffe:
Lee Copson (verified owner) –
Hugely impressive shift quality. Happened across this whilst investigating possible issues arising from the use of a 53/34 combination. I need the 34 ring due to the combination of my size and the terrain I am currently riding but my 2005 Modane braze-on doesn’t work too well with a 50 throwing the chain far too easily. Took a punt on these as most forums seemed to suggest that a 16 tooth differential was the maximum realistic option using ‘normal’ rings. The shift speed and quality – even with the 19 tooth differential – is absolutely superb.
I could not be more pleased with this purchase. Many thanks
My name is Dmitry and I run Triton Bikes in Moscow, Russia. We participated at NAHBS show in SLC in March and our friends from TRP gave us your chain catcher for display. I have your catcher on my road bike. I was racing last Sunday and the road was a total mess, lots of riders had their chains drop. I was good. A couple of potential customers were interested in your catcher.
I resumed racing cyclocross after laying off for two years. The first two races were marked by multiple chain drops. I read about the Sentinel and ordered it immediately. I raced with it yesterday and did not have a single chain drop. Sweet!!! Thanks for a wonderful product.
Recently I purchased the WickWerks Cycling components Chain rings and could not be happier. The customer service provided by Chris is second to none and made the whole process as smooth as possible. The Chain rings were being fitted to a Quark power meter, Chris was able to walk me through the fit, making it easy to attach the product first time, and they’ve worked perfectly since. Great product and great service make me more than happy to recommend this product to everyone willing to try it.
53/34 Review Submitted by Jim via WickWerks.com
August 5, 2016
These things rock. I’m no technical bike guy, just a rider who puts 5000-8000 miles a year on a variety of road bikes. These chain rings shift quicker than anything else I have. That means various Dura Ace, Ultegra, and Campagnolo setups as I rotate through around 8 different bikes.
These are mounted on a LeMond Tourmelet built up with a mix of Dura Ace and Ultegra components. The FD is Dura Ace. The coolest part is when shifting from the smallest to largest chain ring. Before I even finish pushing the shifter lever over the chain rings have completed the shift to the large chain ring. It is really quick and very noticeable especially when I use this one after a day or two on a different bike. The 34 helps this old man still climb the mountains and the 53 lets me get more speed built up on the downhills before I have to tuck and let the aerodynamics take over. I love going fast downhill! I recommend these with no reservations.
Moab Utah. Aah, what can you say. A forsaken patch of barren rock and desert where vegetation is scraggly, and only the scorpions seem to thrive. Where winters are harsh and summers bake . . . a piece of heaven . . . a mountain bike mecca.More
The quest for optimum gearing performance in every condition — the holy grail — is elusive and fraught with compromises. That landscape is changing as WickWërks introduces . . .More
It’s time to change the sprockets. These have been on this Pivot 429 since it was new. Not exactly sure of the mileage, but somewhere around 9000 – a long way for a set of chainrings, especially in the mud, dirt and other actionMore
What gears should I ride? How do I choose?
“Hey, my buddy Joe rides a 38 and loves it, so I think I should get that.” Sound familiar? I’ve over heard that kind of conversation many times, and I’m amazed. It may be the Engineer in me — or it may be the Cycling Coach in me — or it may be familiarity with the subject — but Whatever!More
For An Aesthetic Look on Shimano’s 4 Bolt Road Crank
If you’ve got an eye for aesthetics this is a no-brainer. Shimano’s cranks are beautifully sculpted, but if you prefer aftermarket rings,More
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 goals to live with!More
Review Submitted by Patrick OConnell via WickWerks.com
July 2, 2014
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. If you’re a cyclocross racer and you’re thinking about adding these rings, just buy them already. The quality of the rings is first-rate and the customer service is the best. Eldon and Chris jumped through a few hoops for me, and made sure I got exactly what I needed, which turned out to be different than what I thought I needed. You won’t regret doing business with these guys.
Submitted by Mbiz via WickWerks.com
April 26, 2014
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 matter how many times I adjusted the front derailleur. The WickWerks chainrings feel great, look great and shift faster than anything I’ve ridden.
Can’t wait t pile up the miles on these innovative components. Thanks WickWerks.