Wolf Tooth Components new facility tour-36

Wolf Tooth Components has introduced a lot of interesting products, but many of them owe credit to Lindarets. Gizmos like the Roadlink and the Tanpan allow drivetrains to play nice with bigger gearing or different derailleurs, and the two companies have worked together with Lindarets doing a lot of the design, and WTC managing the production.

Now, in an effort to add even more clever products to the menu, Wolf Tooth Components has licensed the entire Lindarets catalog. For consumers that means that means that Lindarets founder Marc Basiliere will be able focus more on the design of new products while WTC will handle the production and distribution, making the products even easier to access. After the current batch of product runs through, the Lindarets Goat will give way to the WTC Wolf Head as current Lindarets products are rebranded.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico — Lindarets, LLC, of Albuquerque New Mexico has licensed its catalog of problem-solving and performance-enhancing bicycle parts and accessories to Minnesota’s Wolf Tooth Components.

Already partners on the GoatLink, RoadLink, and Tanpan drivetrain products, Wolf Tooth and Lindarets share a love for cycling, an emphasis on top-quality construction, and a dedication to US production. The addition of current and future Lindarets-designed products to its existing offerings will allow Wolf Tooth to expand the range of high-quality parts and accessories offered to its customers, shops, and distributors.

“I am excited by the possibilities that this deal presents,” says Lindarets founder Marc Basiliere, “Wolf Tooth’s extensive dealer and distributor network and strong customer service will make our products more accessible than ever before while allowing Lindarets to focus on the product development work that drives us.”  

“After several very successful and enjoyable collaborations, Wolf Tooth was looking at ways to get Marc more involved in our product development,” says Brendan Moore Co-Owner of Wolf Tooth. “This scenario where Wolf Tooth and Lindarets co-develop products and they are Wolf Tooth products was the perfect solution for both companies to achieve their goals.”

Since the company’s launch in early 2015, Lindarets has brought nearly twenty products to market including: the ReMount series, which improves dropper post remote ergonomics; the GoatLink, RoadLink, and Tanpan, which improve the performance of wide-range drivetrains on- and off-road; and the Boostinator series, which allow the use of a customer’s existing wheels with newer Boost-standard frames and forks.

“While we’ll miss seeing our goat logo in the wild, we look forward to having the time and resources to bring more and bigger ideas to market,” says Basiliere, “allowing Lindarets to grow into the outdoor-oriented design firm we have long envisioned.”  

The two companies expect a number of present Lindarets products to be produced alongside the Tanpan at Wolf Tooth’s new Savage, Minnesota facility.  Over the coming month, current Lindarets offerings will be re-branded as Wolf Tooth products, becoming available exclusively through Wolf Tooth dealers, distributors, and atwolftoothcomponents.com.  

Wolf Tooth, founded in 2013, are a group of enthusiastic cyclists based in Savage, MN. The company specializes in unique high quality cycling components that emphasize function, performance, and reliability to meet the needs of fellow racers and riders.

14 COMMENTS

  1. OoooRahh! Way to go WTC and LIndarets, fixing problems the big OE parts peeps create when selling parts to the big OE bike peeps. wishing you a long and successful partnership

    • Wv Cycling,

      It’s funny- there have been a number of pieces in the industry press about consolidation (which I’ve read with interest). Looking at the coming year I realized that we could spend a lot of time and energy expanding our supply chain and distribution- or making new stuff. The latter was an easy choice.

      One of the things that I really like about Wolf Tooth Components is -like Clif with their organic ingredients- they’re committed to US production wherever it make sense. And it does make sense in many cases- most of their chainring competition is built in China without any real savings.

      But whenever domestic manufacturing will make retail prices unreasonable or compromise quality, we’re both OK with outsourcing elements (and telling you about it). Our integrated ReMounts are a great example- we felt that $30 was all that we could ask, which meant going up to 35% foreign-sourced content.

      So no: no $200 jerseys from us 😉

      • Mark, I love what you guys do, don’t get me wrong.

        I just believe the cycling industry in general is going to see a bubble pop eventually and those who did not solidify their presence through consolidation of resources may be hurting more than others.

  2. Great news for those in my country. Wolf Tooth has distribution in our local bike shops; some of us have already sung the praises of the Road Link on their cross bikes. The Tanpan pulley should gain the same distribution once this deal takes effect.

  3. Thanks to everyone for the kind words!

    Already an innovative bunch, Wolf Tooth also does a fantastic job at manufacturing, distribution, and customer service- we’re thrilled that the line will be in such good hands. This change will give us the time and energy to focus on product design and development- we’ve long had more ideas than time to explore them. If you like what we’ve done so far stay tuned: It’s going to be an amazing couple of years.

  4. Congrats to both parties … Pleasure dealing with you Marc … Looking forward to more stuff out of y’all.

  5. I use Sora shifters with Deore rear derailleur, and it works nice without any cable pull converters like this one here.

    On the other hand I have used Problem Solvers Travelagents with good results, even if I eventually replaced them with shorter mini-V-brakes

    • Cyclisto,
      The cross-compatibility between mountain and road derailleurs ended when mountain went to 10s. For anyone with a 10- or 11-speed drivetrain, you’ll want some sort of adapter.

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