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Wolf Tooth Components CAMO Aluminium Round Chainring - especially for HG+ 12-speed chains
The Wolf Tooth Components CAMO Aluminium Round chainring for Shimano HG+ 12-speed chain requires a Wolf Tooth CAMO Spider for installation. It was specifically designed to work with Shimano XTR, XT and SLX 12-speed Hyperglide+ chains. These interact with the chainring in a very different way than a traditional wide narrow design. Wolf Tooth has therefore invested a lot of time to understand how the HG+ system works and to design an ideal tooth profile. The result is a chainring that combines the quiet and smooth performance of the Hyperglide Plus drivetrain with the legendary Wolf Tooth chain retention. As part of the CAMO system, it also impresses with an optimal chain line, shifting precision, easy installation and low wear.
- Cross Country, All Mountain, Enduro
- Wolf Tooth CAMO
- 30 T, 32 T, 34 T
- depending on CAMO Spider
- aluminium (7075-T6)
- only compatible with Wolf Tooth CAMO Spider
- Shimano 12-speed HG + (Hyperglide+) chains
- HG+ 12-speed optimised for CAMO system
- excellent chain retention
- less wear, more shifting precision, faster chainring change
- stainless steel bolts supplied with the CAMO spider
- Made in the USA
- Note from the manufacturer:
- For very muddy conditions a chain guide in combination with clutch rear derailleur is recommended.
CAMO stands for Chainline And Material Optimisation, i.e. an optimisation of the chainline and material of Direct Mount chainrings. The chainline is decisive for the function of a 1x drivetrain. CAMO is available for 4 different chainline options. CAMO spiders are made of 7075 aluminium, which is very light, stiff and strong. The CAMO chainrings are either also made from aluminium or from ultra-durable but exceptionally light stainless steel. Due to the coordinated spider chainring system the power transfer is optimised compared to conventional solutions. The CAMO system makes the supply of spare chainrings more affordable and simplifies chainring changes. All five bolts are accessible without removing the spider. The small dot on the chainring must be in line with the dot on the spider. Connect the sockets of the spider to the chainring, tighten the bolts to 4 to 5 Nm and use blue Loctite.
Wolf Tooth has invested countless hours in the design, prototyping and testing of their Wide-Narrow chainrings and has developed a highly innovative tooth profile. Test riders around the world have confirmed that this design brings unparalleled performance.
The right side of the chainring tooth has a different shape than the left side. The right side transmits the power to the chain and the left side opens a free space for cleaning mud and dirt. Since the two sides have completely different functions, it makes sense to design them differently, true to the motto: extra reinforcement where you need it, less material where you don't.
The right side of the Drop-Stop tooth is as wide as possible to distribute the load over a larger area, which also minimises wear. The left side of the Drop-Stop tooth helps to guide the chain, but it does not transmit any load. Therefore the left side is narrower than the chain roller. Wear is not an issue on this side, so Wolf Tooth was able to save material and create a better mud clearance channel. More free space means less friction and less change of the chain being dropped due to mud.
In the ST version, the Drop-Stop tread is optimised for use on mountain bikes with Shimano Hyperglide+ 12-speed gears. The teeth are somewhat narrower overall. The wide teeth have a symmetrical trapezoidal shape (Symmetric Trapezoidal = ST) to accommodate the more extended inner edges of HG+ chains and thus guide them. The outsides do not touch the chain, unlike the narrow teeth and unlike Drop-Stop A and B.
- 30 tooth:
- 32 tooth:
- 34 tooth:
- 1 x Wolf Tooth Components CAMO Aluminium Round HG 12-speed chainring