Mtbr just received some WickWerks rings here in the office for testing. We received a set of 2×10 rings with 38 teeth and 24 teeth. The pair weighs 90 grams on our shop scale and the finish is very nice and we can’t wait to get them on our test rig. New photos added below.
WickWerks is an Ogden, Utah based company that makes chainrings for mountain bikes, cross bikes and road bikes. They use a patented technology that they call “B.R.I.D.G.E.” that uses ‘bridges’ instead of pins on the rings to move the chain in an effort to provide improved shifting that is fast, stable, and precise. They may be a “small” company but they have some pretty big names riding their rings. Katie Compton, Kaitlin Antonneau, and Sue Butler all won the Stars and Bars at USA Cyclo-cross Nationals recently, while riding WickWerks chainrings.
(NOTE: the “Ride the Rings of the Champions” Sweepstakes has ended.)
OGDEN, UTAH Privately-owned, U.S.-based WickWërks Chainrings is holding the “Ride the Rings of Champions” Sweepstakes to celebrate the 2012-2013 World Cup Series Overall title and four 2013 U.S. national cyclocross titles earned by three WickWërks riders.
Earlier this month, Katie Compton secured the 2012-2013 World Cup Overall title in Rome, Italy. Weeks later, at the 2013 National Championships in Madison, Wisconsin, Compton went on to win the Women’s Elite National title. Joining Compton, Kaitlin Antonneau won the Women’s U23 and D1 collegiate titles and Sue Butler won the Women’s 40-44 national title. All women were riding WickWërks 44-34T cyclocross chainrings.
“We are overjoyed at the successes all of our riders have achieved this season. Everyone has worked long hours and raced so well. These titles, however are something very special and unique. We’d like to celebrate this. We are so proud to work with Katie, Kaitlin and Sue and elated that our rings were part of their winning formulas,” says WickWërks engineer Eldon Goates.
The Ride the Rings of Champions Sweepstakes begins at 12 noon MT on Tuesday January 22, 2013. It will run through the World Championships when Antonneau, Butler and Compton go for the rainbow stripes in their respective categories.
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In honor of the three champions, there will be three drawings held during the World Championships. One on the evening of Thursday, January 31st after Butler competes. The final two drawings will happen Saturday and Sunday evening; February 2nd and 3rd. The winner of each drawing will win the set of WickWërks rings of his or her choice.
Participants must enter via the WickWërks Facebook page where the winners will also be announced. Each entry registers participants in all three drawings – so all entrants should check back throughout the weekend. Players must be 18 to enter. Entries will be taken till 6pm (Louisville time) on February 3, 2013.
To win, you must enter! Go to the WickWerks Facebook site
- 1. Like our Facebook page,
- 2. Enter by following the links, for the “Win the Rings of Champions” Sweepstakes.
Then don’t forget to Share the love on your Facebook page.
“It’s a very exciting time. The cyclocross world champs will be outside Europe for the first time in the event’s 63-year history. And it’s in our backyard!” says Goates. “With this and our excitement about Katie, Sue and Kaitlin’s titles, we want to have some fun. We’re also going to have a booth in Louisville during Worlds. We’ll have special offers for the event.”
About WickWërks Chainrings
WickWërks started in 1999 when avid cyclist, Chris Wickliffe, went on the hunt for a faster, more decisive front shifting experience. After a fruitless search, Wickliffe decided to become the solution and founded WickWërks, LLC in 2001. The chainrings are set apart from other rings by the patented B.R.I.D.G.E. technology, which uses ‘bridges’ instead of pins on the rings to move the chain.
WickWërks chainrings are made in the U.S.A.
For more information or to purchase WickWërks rings, please visit www.wickwerks.com.
Or visit the WickWërks
Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WickWerks.