Introducing the Lindarets x Wolf Tooth GoatLink: the simplest and most cost-effective route to increased drivetrain life and improved long-term shifting on wide-range one-by-ten drivetrains.
Conceived by Lindarets and developed with Wolf Tooth Components, the GoatLink improves chain wrap and reduces premature shifting degradation by replacing the Direct Mount link from compatible Shimano ten-speed rear derailleurs.
The US-made GoatLink installs in moments with little more than a 5mm Allen wrench. In most cases, the stock link can be removed and theGoatLink installed without the need for chain removal or additional cable or housing.
The GoatLink is optimized for use with Wolf Tooth’s 40- and 42-tooth Giant Cogs and all sizes of Drop-Stop chainrings- but will work with any 11-40t or 11-42t ten-speed cassette. The GoatLink is compatible with all Shimano ten-speed Shadow+ rear derailleurs that make use of the Direct Mount intermediate link to mount to standard derailleur hangers. Direct Mount-native frames and SRAM rear derailleurs are not supported.
The GoatLink is CNC Machined in Minnesota from 6061-T6 aluminum and comes fitted with precision stainless steel hardware. All GoatLinks are anodized black and laser etched at Wolf Tooth Components’ Minneapolis facility.
Technical Details (subject to finalization):
Chain Wrap at 11t:
40t: Improved by 69%
42t: Improved by 53%
Free Chain at 11t:
40t: Improved by 25%
42t: Improved by 19%
Compatibility: The GoatLink is compatible with all Shimano 10s Shadow+ rear derailleurs that make use of the Direct Mount intermediate link to mount to standard derailleur hangers. Direct Mount-native hangers and SRAM derailleurs are not supported. Shimano eleven-speed derailleurs are not supported at this time.
Discussion: All improvements are based on nominal Shimano-specification derailleur hanger geometry. An unmodified Shimano rear derailleur adjusted for the appropriate Giant Cog serves as the baseline (0%), and an unmodified rear derailleur adjusted for a 36t top cog as the target (100%). Due to variations in derailleur hanger geometry, chainstay length, chainring size, B-screw adjustment, and suspension configuration, individual results will vary.