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
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.
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 side of compliance with the rules, not to change them. Regardless of how you feel about it, junior gearing restrictions are here, so let’s talk about how to take best advantage given the limits.More
Submitted by Emil via WickWerks.com
January 22, 2014
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 switch with quicker, more reliable shifting at a very reasonable cost.
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. At WickWerks we use a “True Hard” which is not so common. What’s different? Here’s a discussion about anodizing More
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. More
“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 More
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 – how would they out-do that?More
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 result. More
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 for road and cyclocross with 5 bolts, it’s not so easy. Here’s the cheat sheet. More
Our most asked question(s) are variations of ” Can I Use A Different Size Inner or Outer Ring? ”
Questions like can I buy the 34t instead of the 36t with the 46t ‘cross ring? . . . . Or can I trade the 34t of your 44/34t set for a 36t to make it a 44/36? . . . . And other variations. Basically, Can I mix and match chainrings?
We believe our best customers are informed, so the answer comes with some explanation:More
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?More
11 Speed Chainrings:
Months of testing with 11 speed drivetrain components from SRAM, Campy, Shimano, etc. in Road, Mountain and ‘Cross environments, have yielded lots of gear changes, warn and broken parts, grease stains . . . and smiles.More
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.More
A product review from the perspective of a Triathlete — one who likes the feel of fine equipment, relishes aesthetic appeal, but is also price conscience and wants great function. Christopher Morelock writes about his experience with WickWerks chainrings in his blog post on “The Triathlete’s Wit”.More