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Buyer's Guide

Bike Torque Wrenches: The Best For 2022

Choosing the right torque is important, so is choosing the right torque wrench.

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Torque values are provided for general information purposes only, for the most accurate and up-to-date values contact the manufacturer.

Brakes


General - Brakes

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Cable pinch bolt (cantilever, linear pull/v-brake) 4.5-6.8 40-60
Caliper mounting bolt (cantilever, linear pull/v-brakes) 11.3-13.6 100-120
Cantilever straddle wire (M5 thread) 7.7-8.1 40-60

Handlebars


General - Handlebars

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Handle bar end extensions 16.3 144

Seats & Seatposts


General - Seats & Seatposts

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Seat rail clamp (1 bolt) 33.9 300
Seat rail clamp (2 bolt) 16.3 144

Stems


General - Stems

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Threaded stem bolt (quill-type) 16.3-19 144-168
Threadless stem (fork column bolts) 13.6-16.2 120-144
Threadless stem (1 or 2 bolt handlebar clamp) 13.6-16.3 120-144
Threadless stem (4 bolt handlebar clamp) 13.6-16.3 120-144

Wheels & Hubs


General - Wheels & Hubs

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Axle wheel mount nuts (steel) 7.3 65
Axle wheel mount nuts (titanium) 9.6 85

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