For a small Minnesota based company that started out with a handful of products, Wolf Tooth Components has quickly become a source for a wide range of parts – and bikes (Otso). Either making their own or working with others, the team at WTC simply supports what they like which often ends in a collaboration for a new product. Take their Fat Paw Grips for example: WTC worked directly with RedMonkey Sports because they liked the way that their grips felt, and WTC developed their own thicknesses to sell as their own. That has all led up to today where WTC has told us that they have acquired the entire range of RedMonkey grip products.

Wolf Tooth Components acquires RedMonkey grip product line, adds new grips

Rather than acquiring the entire company, WTC is just taking over the grip product line and they will continue to be produced in California with a proprietary extrusion process. The silicone grips feature a dual density foam construction that makes them feel different than other silicone grips on the market with a supportive base layer and a soft, tacky feel. In addition to the Fat Paw grips and the Karv (which were previously sold under the RedMonkey logo), WTC is adding new Cam models with feature a wedge shape on one side of the grip.

Note that this is not the end of RedMonkey – instead, they are focusing on new products including their Monkey Goo tubeless tire sealant which is apparently a latex based sealant with small silicone particles to plug cuts in the tire.

Wolf Tooth Components acquires RedMonkey grip product line, adds new grips

The new grips are available now wherever Wolf tooth Components are sold, and we’re told that new grips are already in development.

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Sean
2 years ago

Great grips, congrat’s to Red Monkey & Wolf Tooth.

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

I do love the Fat Paws. Interested in the Monkey Goo also — always looking for a better mousetrap in the sealant world.

frank
frank
2 years ago

Love the fat paws. Sealant looks interesting. Having good results with Orange Seal and Muc Off pink sealant

GMS
GMS
2 years ago

What about the bar tapes that Red Monkey acquired from Zevlin? Wolf Tooth doing those? Red Monkey?

Brendan Moore
2 years ago
Reply to  Zach Overholt

Hey GMS,
Wolf Tooth will not be selling the Zevlin brand bar tape.

swaaaan
2 years ago
Reply to  GMS

RedMonkey will continue to sell bar tape (they said so on their FB page announcing this acquisition)

David
David
2 years ago

These grips rock, so I’m happy that a rad company like WTC is selling them. As for RedMonkey’s MonkeyGoo, it works great–never balls-up into Stanimals and never separates or gets stinky in your tires like other sealants do. And it stops leak fast, but that’s a given.

John
John
2 years ago

What is the theory behind the grips with wedge cut on one side?

Uncle Rico
Uncle Rico
2 years ago
Reply to  John

ERGO-nomics, YEAH!

More or less where your fingers pinch together at the finger grip portion and more round on the weight bearing portion..my 2 cents

Brendan Moore
2 years ago
Reply to  John

Hey John,
The main advantage of the CAM grips that they provide the increased cushion (thickness) and feel of the Karv or Fat Paw for trail input/vibration, but provide a smaller grip diameter for better grip with smaller hands or those that like a small diameter at the point where they pull on the bar.

John
John
2 years ago
Reply to  Brendan Moore

Thanks – I’m probably a customer for that when current ESI’s wear out.