With the popularity of multi-surface adventure rigs continuing to rise, the fine line between mountain and road continues to blur. More and more cyclists are pairing the drop bar geometry of a road bike with the expansive gear range of a mountain bike. Due to the modern appetite for one bike to do it all, the once frustrating incompatibility between road shifters and mountain rear derailleurs has been expelled from the cycling world thanks to the Wolf Tooth Tanpan derailleur converter.
The Tanpan brings the range and security of Shimano mountain rear derailleurs to Shimano-equipped drop-bar bicycles, by amplifying road shifter cable pull to allow for seamless communication with wider range mountain derailleurs. This is the perfect solution for riders looking to convert their road, gravel, cyclocross, or commuter bike to the simplicity and light weight of a single chainring, or anyone looking for an even lower gearing than a typical double ring crankset can provide. If used with a clutch-equipped Shadow+ rear derailleur, the Tanpan can also be credited with providing unparalleled chain security for Shimano road drivetrains.
The 17g Tanpan installs in moments, tucking neatly above the rear derailleur and an indexed barrel provides for quick and easy cable adjustment. Each Tanpan is CNC machined in the USA by Wolf Tooth and comes fitted with precision stainless steel hardware and a sealed cartridge bearing.
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