Wolftooth Goatlink 11 speed

Wolftooth Goatlink 11 speed

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We wanted it all:

  • The ergonomics and reliability of Shimano shifters and derailleurs.  
  • The range, simplicity, light weight, and quiet of a SRAM 1x11 drivetrain.  
  • The performance we have come to expect from each company's top-of-the-range components.

After eight months' development, the Lindarets x Wolf Tooth GoatLink 11 delivers.

This project began with the desire to run 11s Shimano derailleurs and shifters with SRAM 10-42t XD cassettes.  Granted the combination can work without modification- but performance wasn't quite what we'd expect from Shimano and SRAM's finest.

When used with a 10-42t cassette, the GoatLink 11 re-positions M8000 XTand M9000 XTR rear derailleurs such that free chain is within 1% of what Shimano intended while engagement is improved by 27%.

But we didn't stop there.  Knowing that certain situations call for a range beyond that provided 10-42t or 11-42t cassettes, we tweaked the GoatLink 11 to also significantly improve Shimano 11s rear derailleur performance with extended-range  like the Wolf Tooth GCX44 modified 10-44t XX1 or X01 cassette.

So now you too can have it all:  ideal performance from 10-42t XD cassettes and wide-range capability for bigger days.

 

Compatibility:

    •       Cassette    Compatibility
      • 11-40     Not Required
      • 11-42     Not Required
      • 11-45     GS/SGS Derailleur
      • 11-46     GS/SGS Derailleur
      • 10-42     GS/SGS Derailleur
      • 10-44     GS/SGS Derailleur (Wolf Tooth GCX44)
      • 10-45     Not Optimized
      • 9-44       Not Optimized
    • Other notes:
      • The GoatLink 11 is compatible with M8000 (XT) and M9000 (XTR) series eleven-speed Shimano rear derailleurs.
      • The GoatLink 11 mounts only to standard derailleur hangers.
      • Double chainrings (2x) is supported and requires a long cage (SGS) rear derailleur with no more than a 12t difference in front chainrings (with an 11-46 cassette).
      • Triple chainrings are not supported.
      • Direct Mount-native frames and SRAM derailleurs are not supported.

    Technical Details:

    • Improvements with the GoatLink 11*
      • In table form:
      •  
      • Free Chain in bottom cog (unsupported chain  - shorter is better and will increase shifting precision):
        • 10-42t:Improved by 99%
        • 10-44t: Improved by 32%
        • 10-45t: Improved by 28%
        • 11-45t: Improved by 36%
        • 11-46t: Improved by 32%
        • 9-44t: Improved by 26%
      • Chain Wrap in bottom cog:
        • 10-42t: Improved by 27%
        • 10-44t: Reduced by 9%
        • 10-45: Reduced by 7%
        • 11-45t: Reduced by 8%
        • 11-46t: Improved by 12%
        • 9-44t: Reduced by 8%
    • Summary in plot form - movement towards the red X is in the direction of goodness (more chain wrap and less free chain)
    • Weight: 19g
    • Material 7075-T6
    • Stainless Steel mounting hardware included
    • 8-10NM tightening torque
    • Manufactured in Minnesota, USA
    *Due to variations in derailleur hanger geometry, chainstay length, chainring size, B-screw adjustment, and suspension configuration, individual results will vary slightly.