Brendan, Dan and Mike, the founders of Wolf Tooth Components in Minnesota have an incredible amount of experience in bike racing, adventure riding and long-distance riding. Around five years ago, they walked away from corporate jobs to start making bike components, and in a short amount of time they offer a broad lineup of components, accessories and soft goods under the Wolf Tooth lineup. Anyone who has used their chainrings or their cassette cogs knows how bomb-proof and well thought out they are, but as technology changes over time, product lines have to adapt. You'll notice things like dropper post levers, the versatile B-Rad accessory system and pack pliers starting to emerge to embrace the latest technology and riding styles.
We had a great conversation with Brendan about starting a business in the bike industry and how they go about the process of selecting and designing the products they sell. Almost everything Wolf Tooth makes is manufactured right here in the United States, and a lot of it is made in-house right at their shop, right down to the laser engraving.
As mentioned in the interview Wolf Tooth just launched their line of headsets for Sea Otter 2018 and will have a lot of new product launches coming over the next 18 months. These guys have a lot of irons in the fire and we look forward to seeing what is coming next. You can check out the headsets on their instagram feed: @wolf_tooth_comp