By Rick Schultz
- Straightforward design, easy to use
- High quality mechanical torque wrench – for those that didn’t like the digital one last reviewed
- Included 9-piece tool bit set (3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, T20, T25, T30)
- S2 hardened steel
- Magnetized head holds onto bits so they do not fall out
- Audible click that you can actually hear
- Easy ¼ turn for forward or reverse
- 4nm – 20nm range is perfect for almost every bolt on the bicycle
- Locking handle, pull down to twist for new torque setting
- Rotate 1 full turn for 1 Nm
- Rotate ½ turn for ½ Nm
- Included certification of calibration report
- None Identified
Price MSRP: $150 (if you shop around you can find it as low as $99)
Size: 22.7 x 2.5 x 2.15 cm / 8.9” x 1” x 0.8” (Torque tool)
Source: Bike shops, Websites
How obtained: Manufacturer Sample
Summary: Straight forward design and easy to use, includes 9-piece quality bit set.
As a bike fitter I have to make saddle and handlebar adjustments for most customers. A torque wrench is a required tool to tighten these bolts and screws regardless of tightening carbon or aluminum. Over-tightening the clamping force on carbon parts can crack the carbon, and overtightening steel screws into aluminum parts can pull the threads out of the aluminum. So, along with a goniometer, a torque wrench is just as important.
Unboxing this torque wrench, I could both see and feel the quality. This torque wrench has an adjustable preset range of 4-20Nm with 1 full Nm added with every 1 full turn of the handle and ½ Nm with ½ turn of the handle. The head has a forward and reverse and there is even a high-quality S2 hardened steel 9-piece bit set.
I’ve only had this torque wrench one day and already have used it for two customers. The only thing I need to get for this tool is a ¼” drive long 4mm bit to adjust their stems. This is because some customers come in with head unit mounts that extend longer than a torque wrench with a regular bit can reach. Until then, I just loosen the mount and twist it out of the way.
So far, this torque wrench has performed flawlessly. With the included calibration report, I feel confident I am applying the correct torque to my customers bicycle parts.
Included Certification Of Calibration Report
|Applied Torque Nm||Test Readings Nm||Error||Error %|
Most won’t care about these results but, to me, this shows QUALITY!
This tool is competitively priced and the tool’s quality is much higher than its competitors.
Highly Recommended: 5 out of 5 stars! This is a product I’m keeping and using daily!
Coach Rick Schultz is an avid cyclist who trains, races and coaches in Southern California. Rick is an engineer by trade, and in addition to being a coach, he’s a bike fitter and prolific product reviewer. He’s the author of Stretching & Core Strengthening for the Cyclist in the RBR eBookstore. Check his product reviews website, www.biketestreviews.com, and his coaching site, www.bikefitnesscoaching.com. Click to read Rick’s full bio.