Wolf Tooth Components Elliptical 110 BCD Asymmetric 4-Arm Chainring for Shimano GRX - black/42 tooth

Wolf Tooth Components Elliptical 110 BCD Asymmetric 4-Arm Chainring for Shimano GRX

Item number: 74373

Wolf Tooth Components Elliptical 110 BCD Asymmetric chainring for GRX - ovality for Gravel use

The Wolf Tooth Components Elliptical 110 BCD Asymmetric 4-arm chainring for Shimano GRX is an oval chainring that is compatible with all cranks from the Shimano GRX Gravel family. With its patented Drop-Stop® design, it improves chain hold and dirt repellency and presents itself as particularly durable. The elliptical shape accommodates the biomechanics of pedalling and also enhances traction. The Wolf Tooth GRX chainrings have four arms and an asymmetric bolt circle diameter of 110 mm. Thanks to a revised tooth profile they are also compatible with SRAM Flattop chains. They can also be used with other 9, 10, 11 and 12-speed chains, but not with Shimano Hyperglide+ 12-speed chains.


110 mm pitch circle, 4-arm asymmetrical
38 T, 42 T, 46 T
1x9-speed, 1x10-speed, 1x11-speed, 1x12-speed
Oval 10 %

Technical Information:

aluminium (7075-T6)
50 mm


  • Shimano GRX cranks (FC-RX810-1, FC-RX600-1)
  • all 9-speed, 10-speed and 11-speed chains
  • SRAM Flattop, SRAM Eagle, Campagnolo and KMC 12-speed chains
  • 10-speed chain recommended for 9-speed drivetrains


  • single chainring with Wolf Tooth Wide-Narrow and PowerTrac Elliptical design
  • increased and more even pedalling performance, more efficiency in the recovery zone and more traction thanks to constant torque
  • timing: 112° to TDC (Top Dead Center)
  • same chainline as Shimano Original
  • Made in the USA

Note from the manufacturer:
For very muddy conditions a chain guide in combination with clutch rear derailleur is recommended.


Drop-Stop® B
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 B version, the drop-stop profile is optimised for use on wheels with drop bars. The teeth are slightly narrower and the valleys between the teeth are deeper to accommodate the larger rollers of SRAM Flattop chains. The outer sides of the narrow and wide teeth touch the chain to guide it.

PowerTrac Elliptical™ (PTE)
Wolf Tooth's PowerTrac Elliptical chainrings feature 10% ovality, in combination with 112° timing, which is measured according to the Top Dead Center (TDC). This means that the wider diameter chainring section engages the chain at the optimum point in the downward movement, the power zone. In this way the natural biomechanics of the body are taken into account.

PTE is like having two chain rings in one. This is because your pedal stroke is biomechanically weakest when your pedals are at the upper and lower positions of the circle (at 11 to 1 o'clock and 5 to 7 o'clock on a dial), also known as the " recovery zone" . Thanks to the oval shape of the chainrings, the narrower section grips at this stage, which makes it seem as if you have two chainring teeth less. It's as if you were instantly shifting to a smaller chainring, for example from 34 to 32 tooth.
The reverse is true for the power zone of your pedal stroke - when your front pedal is at 1 to 5 o'clock. Here, when your legs are at their strongest and most efficient, the PowerTrac elliptical has a wide diameter and works as if you have two extra chainring teeth, about 36 instead of 34.

The whole thing also benefits traction. The torque on the rear wheel is more even, so the probability of you overpowering and slipping in the power zone is reduced. It also makes pedalling easier in the recovery zone and maintains momentum. This " 2 chainrings-in-1" effect keeps the pedal stroke smooth and the torque constant at every stroke.

Manufacturer Numbers:

38 tooth:
42 tooth:
46 tooth:


  • 1 x Wolf Tooth Components Elliptical 110 BCD asymmetric 4-bolt Shimano GRX chainring


  • black/38 tooth: 72 g
  • black/42 tooth: 92 g
  • black/46 tooth: 102 g
  • 100 day return period
  • Online since 1998
  • Trusted Shop 4.84 / 5.00


  • black/38 tooth, in stock
  • black/42 tooth, in stock
  • black/46 tooth, in stock

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by Constantin W. on 26.05.2022
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item: black/42 tooth
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Exzellente Fräsqualität wie gewohnt von Wolf Tooth. Läuft sehr leise und bisher kaum Verschleiß, ob ich einen Unterschied zu runden Kettenblättern merke, ich glaube nicht.

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