Wolf Tooth Components was founded in 2013 by three mechanical engineers that all were avid cyclists and all shared the desire to create high quality mountain bike products. Based in Minneapolis, MN, all of Wolf Tooth's products are made in the USA. This review was written by Kevin Johnson who is an avid MTBer. He has ridden and tested many products, and the Wolf Tooth ReMote happens to be one of his most recent purchases. See why he thinks this lever is the best 1x dropper lever yet!
The Wolf Tooth ReMote Dropper Post Lever is made from 6061 T6 aluminum and Delrin. The ReMote is offered in two 1x specific configurations: ReMote and ReMote Light Action (LA). The WTC ReMote came to life after demand for dropper post remotes with smoother lever action and were easy to instal. The ReMote answered all of those questions by first utilizing a 21mm sealed cartridge bearing that the lever blade pivots around. The ReMote also features a barrel adjuster for on the fly cable tension adjustment. These two design features give Wolf Tooth's remote one of the smoothest lever feels of any dropper post remotes on the market. The lever blade itself is designed with a break-a-way feature so that in the event of a crash, solely the lever blade can be replaced rather than the entire unit. The lever blade also has a machined surface giving the rider more control no matter the weather conditions. Color is black and prices range from $59.95-$69.95. Weight varies from 31-42 grams depending on the mount configuration.
The ReMote LA utilizes a 10mm longer lever blade than the standard ReMote. This additional length reduces 1/3 of the force required to press the lever, making on the fly adjustments a bit more seamless. The weight and price are identical between the ReMote and Remote LA but the different options give you the rider more adjustability for where you prefer the dropper post lever in relation to the brake lever. The ReMote is compatible with all of the following cable actuated dropper posts: 9point8 Fall Line, Bontrager Line, DVO Garnet, Easton Haven, Fox Transfer, Giant Contact, Gravity Dropper, KS, RaceFace Turbine, Specialized Command, Thomson, and TransX.
ReMote and ReMote LA installations vary slightly depending on the type of ReMote mounts indicated below. Torque specifications call for 1-2 Nm on all clamp screws and 2-3 Nm on all lateral adjustment screws. Other specific recommendations from Wolf Tooth are listed below.
(Requires SRAM MatchMaker X Hardware = T25 screw and curved-back T-nut)
The Wolf Tooth ReMote has superb smooth actuation given its 21mm cartridge bearing pivot and is smoother than any other lever we have used. By providing 5mm of lateral lever adjustment, the lever’s reach can be positioned to suit a rider’s preference. They’ve also utilized a plate to secure the cable versus a set screw, which over time tends to fray cables. All in all, this is the best lever out there. Hopefully, Wolf Tooth will see fit to offer these in beautiful anodized colors like some of their other offerings.
Worldwide Cyclery offers a full line of Wolf Tooth Components. Click below to see all of the different configurations we have just discussed. For unparalleled customer service, call the shop and see which Wolf Tooth ReMote will work best with your bike setup!