Torque Wrench Kit
If you want your bike to run in mint condition then it's worth getting the right torque value on your bolts. Over-torquing can result in damage to your parts - some of us have wrecked dropper posts and carbon parts as a result. Under-torquing is downright dangerous --- things can fall off or rotate unexpectedly on you.
This Torque Wrench is 200mm long and can provide Torque of between 2-24Nm - for everything from lock-on grips to beefier suspension pivots. The correct torque is achieved when the head of the torque wrench "clicks" and rotates slightly (relative to the body). It is important to pay attention to the head of the wrench when applying torque, some units don't click very loudly - it is definitely best to rely on noticing the head rotate.
This wrench has a screw on the end which can be used to lock the torque value, so it doesn't change while you are using it. It also comes with the following 11 drivers (all 1/4 inch driver size):
- 3mm hex
- 4mm hex
- 5mm hex
- 6mm hex
- 8mm hex
- 10mm hex
- T20 torx
- T25 torx
- T30 torx
- 4mm hex - Long
- 5mm hex - Long
The first time you use this tool it is worth using the 2Nm setting on a bolt to get a feel for what the "click" feels like when a torque is reached. Once you are familiar with using the tool, go nuts!
Like with all torque wrenches, make sure you set it back to zero torque after using it. If you don't set it back to zero torque, the gauge will become inaccurate after some time.
Please note that this torque wrench only works in the clockwise direction (tightening conventional threads). The torque limiter will not activate with left hand threads - you risk breaking the tool and damaging your bike. I.e. Don't use it on both of your pedals!