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Literally just after releasing their drop bar adapter for the ReMote, Wolf Tooth is at it again with another way to run a dropper on your dropbar. Still in the prototype phase, Wolf Tooth is working on a new dropper remote that will plug into the end of your bar.

IB17: Wolf Tooth Components teases bar end dropper ReMote, adds Axles, new tools, more IB17: Wolf Tooth Components teases bar end dropper ReMote, adds Axles, new tools, more

After exploring all the options and every possible position, the bar end seemed like the most reasonable location since it won’t interfere with your hands no matter how you hold the hoods or the size of your mitts. But, the lever still needs to be fairly compact in order to offer enough room for your hands when you want to ride in the drops. Fitted with a tidy cable clamp and a housing stop for the cable, the bar end ReMote looks like it could be a step in the right direction, though it may still get some tweaking before it hits store shelves.

IB17: Wolf Tooth Components teases bar end dropper ReMote, adds Axles, new tools, more IB17: Wolf Tooth Components teases bar end dropper ReMote, adds Axles, new tools, more Moving on to production parts, Wolf Tooth Components is releasing a series of axles to a wide range of front applications. It’s getting more and more common to replace your QR thru axle with a lighter tooled axle, and that’s exactly what the WTC axles offer. From 150 x 15mm fat bikes to 15mm road axles, WTC also has fitments for Fox and RockShox Boost forks, and in blue, black, or red for $40 each.

IB17: Wolf Tooth Components teases bar end dropper ReMote, adds Axles, new tools, more

Revisiting their chain whip design, WTC now offers an Ultralight Chainwhip with a anatomic grip made out of 7075-T6 aluminum. Weighing in at 170g, the chain whip is designed to be light enough to travel with, yet work well with cassettes up to 12 speeds for $44.95.

IB17: Wolf Tooth Components teases bar end dropper ReMote, adds Axles, new tools, more IB17: Wolf Tooth Components teases bar end dropper ReMote, adds Axles, new tools, more

Finally, WTC continues to expand on their B-RAD accessory line with new Half Bottle, XL Strap, and Strap Mini. The $24 Half Bottle adapter allows you to move your bottle cage to the side to run an accessory like their Mini Strap, or two Mini Straps and no cage if you’d prefer. Some frames with extra curvy downtimes will require the Dog Bone adapter which is an additional $4. WTC also created the $32 XL strap and mount (top right) as a way to cary bulkier items like stuff sacks and the like when mounted to your fork legs for backpacking.

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  1. I don’t run a dropper post on a drop-bar bike, but if I did I think I would want to run the lever somewhere I could reach it while covering the brakes. Something inboard of the hoods in a similar position to the thumb paddle on Campy ergo shifters might work.

    • Why not just use a gutted out left shifter? That’s what I use on my gravel bike to control my dropper. It’s 1×10, so I only need the right shifter for cadence control. Left shifter is saddle height control.

      -Ed

    • Brendan,
      Small & ring finger. Or flip it over and hit with palm heel- but that requires a bar with longer drop sections so that it doesn’t eat too much into the drop position.

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