Shimano Torque Specifications

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Bike Torque Wrenches: The Best For 2022

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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.

Bottom Brackets


General - Bottom Brackets

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Threaded bottom brackets 35-50 310-443
Hollowtech II (2004 XTR, XT, Dura-Ace) - bearing cups 35-50 310-443
Adjustable bottom brackets 68.8–78.5 609–695
Cartridge bottom brackets 49-69 435-610

Brakes


General - Cantilever Brakes

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Brake lever - clamp 6-8 53-71
Caliper - mouting bolts 5-7 44-62
Caliper - brake pad/shoe mounting bolts 8-9 71-80
Caliper - cable fixing bolt 6-8 53-71
Caliper - cable carrier 0.5-1 4-9

General - Disc Brakes

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Disc brake rotor - fixing lock ring 40-50 354-443
Disc brake rotor - fixing bolts (5 bolt type) 2-4 18-35
Disc brake rotor - fixing bolts (6 bolt type) 2-4 18-35
Brake lever - clamp 6-8 53-71
Brake lever - clamp (XTR) 4-6 35-53
Brake lever - hose connecting bolt 5-7 44-62
Brake lever - bleed screw 0.3-0.5 3-4
Caliper - 3 mm hex banjo 5-7 44-62
Caliper - 4 mm hex banjo 8-10 71-89
Caliper - straight hose connecting bolt 5-7 44-62
Caliper - brake pad bolt 2-4 18-35
Caliper - adapter fixing bolts 6-8 53-71
Caliper - mounting bolts 6-8 53-71
Caliper - bleed nipple 4-6 44-53
Hose - connecting bolt 5-7 44-62
Cable supporter 0.3-0.5 3-4

General - Dual Pivot Caliper

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Caliper - mounting bolt 8-10 71-86
Caliper - brake pad/shoe fixing bolt (pad/shoe onto caliper) 5-7 44-62
Caliper - brake pad/shoe mounting bolt (pad/shoe into holder) 1-1.5 9-13
Caliper - cable pinch 6-8 53-71

General - V-Brakes

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Brake lever - clamp 6-8 53-71
Caliper - link fixing bolt 5-7 44-62
Caliper - brake pad/shoe fixing nut 6-8 53-71
Caliper - cable fixing bolt 6-8 53-71

Deore XT

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Brake lever clamp screw 4-6 35-53
Rotor lock ring 40 354
Caliper pad axle 2-4 18-35
Caliper fixing screws 6-8 53-71
Caliper adapter fixing screws 6-8 53-71
Brake hose connecting screw 5-7 44-70
Caliper bleed nipple 4-6 35-53
Lever bleed screw 0.5-1 4-9
Caliper hose banjo (BR-M8120) 8-10 71-86
Caliper hose banjo (BR-M8100) 4-6 35-53

SLX

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Brake lever clamp screw 4-6 35-53
Rotor lock ring 40 354
Caliper pad axle 2-4 18-35
Caliper fixing screws 6-8 53-71
Caliper adapter fixing screws 6-8 53-71
Brake hose connecting screw 5-7 44-70
Caliper bleed nipple 4-6 35-53
Lever bleed screw 0.5-1 4-9
Caliper hose banjo (BR-M7120) 8-10 71-86
Caliper hose banjo (BR-M7100) 4-6 35-53

XTR

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Brake lever clamp screw 4-6 35-53
Rotor lock ring 40 354
Caliper pad axle 0.2-0.4 2-4
Caliper fixing screws 6-8 53-71
Caliper adapter fixing screws 6-8 53-71
Brake hose connecting screw 5-7 44-70
Caliper bleed nipple 4-6 35-53
Lever bleed screw 0.5-1 4-9
Caliper hose banjo 8-10 71-86

Cassettes & Freehubs


General - Cassettes & Freehubs

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Cassette lockring 30-50 266-443
Freehub body 35-50 305-434
Freehub body (FH-M975/970 - 14 mm) 45-50 392-434

Chainrings


General - Chainrings

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Chainring bolts - single chainring 12-14 106-124
Chainring bolts - double chainring 16-17 142-151
Chainring bolts - triple chain ring (Road) 12-14 106-124
Chainring bolts - triple chainring - largest/middle chainring (MTB/Trekking) 14-16 106-142
Chainring bolts - riple chainring - smallest chainring (MTB/Trekking) 16-17 142-151
Direct mount lock ring 35-50 310-443
Chainring spider to crank arm 50-70 443-620

Cranksets & Pedals


General - Cranksets

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Crank arm mounting bolt (XTR) 45-55 399-487
Crank arm mounting screw/cap (Deore/SLX/Deore XT) 0.7-1.5 6-13
Left crank arm screw (Deore/SLX/Deore XT) 12-14 106-124
Crank bolts 34-44 305-391
Octalink XTR crank arm bolt 40.3-49 357-435
Hollowtech II crank bolt pinch screws 9.9-14.9 88-132
Crank bolts (one key release) 5-6.8 44-60
Pedal shaft into crank arm 35 304

General - Pedals

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Cleat mounting screw (on shoe) 5-6 44-53
Pedal shaft into crank arm 35-55 304-487
Lock nut 5-7 44-62
Lock bush (XTR/Deore XT) 9-12 80-106
Lock bush (PD-ME700) 10-12 89-106
Body cover mounting screw 2.7-3.5 24-31

Deore

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Crank - crank arm mounting bolt/cap 0.7-1.5 6-13
Crank - left crank arm screws 12-14 106-124

Deore XT

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Crank - crank arm mounting bolt/cap 0.7-1.5 6-13
Crank - left crank arm screws 12-14 106-124
Shoe - cleat mounting screw 5-6 44-53
Pedal - shaft into crank arm 35-55 304-487
Pedal - lock nut 5-7 44-62
Pedal - lock bush 9-12 80-106
Pedal - body cover mounting screw 2.7-3.5 24-31

PD-ME700

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Shoe - cleat mounting screw 5-6 44-53
Pedal - shaft into crank arm 35-55 304-487
Pedal - lock nut 5-7 44-62
Pedal - lock bush 10-12 89-106
Pedal - body cover mounting screw 2.7-3.5 24-31

SLX

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Crank - crank arm mounting bolt/cap 0.7-1.5 6-13
Crank - left crank arm screws 12-14 106-124

XTR

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Crank - crank arm mounting bolt 45-55 399-487
Shoe - cleat mounting screw 5-6 44-53
Pedal - shaft into crank arm 35-55 304-487
Pedal - lock nut 5-7 44-62
Pedal - lock bush 9-12 80-106
Pedal - body cover mounting screw 2.7-3.5 24-31

Derailleurs & Shifters


General - Derailleurs

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Rear derailleur - mounting bolt 8-10 70-90
Rear derailleur - bracket type mounting bolt 3-4 27-35
Rear derailleur - cable pinch 6-7 53-60
Rear derailleur - pulley wheels 2.5-5 22-44
Front derailleur - clamp 5-7 44-60
Front derailleur - braket mount fixing bolt 5-7 44-60
Front derailleur - direct mount fixing bolt 5-7 44-60
Front derailleur - cable pinch (MTB/Trekking) 5-7 44-60
Front derailleur - cable pinch (Road) 6-7 53-60

Deore

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Rear derailleur - mounting bolt 8-10 70-90
Rear derailleur - cable pinch 3.9-5.9 35-52
Rear derailleur - pulley wheels 2.5-5 22-44
Rear derailleur - outer plate friction torque 4.4-5.4 (do not adjust by more than 0.25 Nm) 39-47.8 (do not adjust by more than 2 in lbs)
Rear derailluer - plate unit cover 1-1.5 9-13
Rear derailleur - plate axle 7.8-9.8 69-87

Deore XT

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Front derailleur - clamp/fixing screw 5-7 44-62
Front derailleur - cable fixing screw 6-7 53-62
Front derailleur - chain catcher fixing screw 1-2 9-18
Rear derailleur - mounting bolt 8-10 70-90
Rear derailleur - cable pinch 3.9-5.9 35-52
Rear derailleur - pulley wheels 2.5-5 22-44
Rear derailleur - outer plate friction torque (RD-M8100) 4.4-5.4 (do not adjust by more than 0.25 Nm) 39-47.8 (do not adjust by more than 2 in lbs)
Rear derailleur - outer plate friction torque (RD-M8120) 3.5-5.4 (do not adjust by more than 0.25 Nm) 31-47.8 (do not adjust by more than 2 in lbs)
Rear derailluer - plate unit cover 1-1.5 9-13
Rear derailleur - plate axle 7.8-9.8 69-87
Shifter - mounting bolt (shifter only) 3 27
Shifter - mounting bolt (brake lever & shifter) 4-6 35-53
Shifter - unit position adjustment bolt (brake lever and shifter) 3 27

SLX

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Front derailleur - clamp/fixing screw 5-7 44-62
Front derailleur - cable fixing screw 6-7 53-62
Front derailleur - chain catcher fixing screw 1-2 9-18
Rear derailleur - mounting bolt 8-10 70-90
Rear derailleur - cable pinch 3.9-5.9 35-52
Rear derailleur - pulley wheels 2.5-5 22-44
Rear derailleur - outer plate friction torque (RD-M7100) 4.4-5.4 (do not adjust by more than 0.25 Nm) 39-47.8 (do not adjust by more than 2 in lbs)
Rear derailleur - outer plate friction torque (RD-M7120) 3.5-5.4 (do not adjust by more than 0.25 Nm) 31-47.8 (do not adjust by more than 2 in lbs)
Rear derailluer - plate unit cover 1-1.5 9-13
Rear derailleur - plate axle 7.8-9.8 69-87
Shifter - mounting bolt (shifter only) 3 27
Shifter - mounting bolt (brake lever & shifter) 4-6 35-53
Shifter - unit position adjustment bolt (brake lever and shifter) 3 27

Seat Post Lever

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Seat post lever (unit position adjustment bolt with brake lever) 4 35
Seat post lever cable fixing bolt 4-6 35-53

XTR

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Front derailleur - clamp/fixing screw 5-7 44-62
Front derailleur - cable fixing screw 6-7 53-62
Front derailleur - chain catcher fixing screw 1-2 9-18
Rear derailleur - mounting bolt 8-10 70-90
Rear derailleur - cable pinch 3.9-5.9 35-52
Rear derailleur - pulley wheels 2.5-5 22-44
Rear derailleur - outer plate friction torque (RD-M9100) 4.4-5.4 (do not adjust by more than 0.25 Nm) 39-47.8 (do not adjust by more than 2 in lbs)
Rear derailleur - outer plate friction torque (RD-M9120) 3.5-5.4 (do not adjust by more than 0.25 Nm) 31-47.8 (do not adjust by more than 2 in lbs)
Rear derailluer - plate unit cover 1-1.5 9-13
Rear derailleur - plate axle 7.8-9.8 69-87
Shifter - mounting bolt (shifter only) 3 27
Shifter - mounting bolt (brake lever & shifter) 4-6 35-53
Shifter - unit position adjustment bolt (brake lever & shifter) 4 35

XTR DI2

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
System information display - case mounting bolt 0.6 5
System information display - clamp bolt 0.8 7
Shifter - unit fixing bolt 0.9 8
Shifter - lever fixing bolt 0.5-0.7 4-6
Front derailleur - bracket mounting bolt 5-7 44-62
Front derailleur - replace bolt 0.7 6
Rear derailleur - mounting bolt 8-10 71-89
Rear derailleur - stroke mounting bolt 0.5 4
Rear derailleur - left plate friction torque 3.5-5.4 31-48
Rear derailleur - plate stopper pin 1.2-1.5 11-13
Rear derailleur - plate axle 8-10 71-89
Rear derailleur - plate unit cover bolts 1-1.5 9-13
Rear derailleur - pulleys 2.5-5 22-44
External battery mount - mounting bolt 1.2-1.5 11-13
Bottle cage adapter - mounting bolt 3 27
Battery case - fixing bolts 2.5-3 22-27
Battery case - cap fixing bolts 0.26-0.4 2-4

Seats


General - Seats

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Seat rail clamp 20-30 174-260
Seat post lever (unit position adjustment bolt with brake lever) 4 35
Seat post lever cable fixing bolt 4-6 35-53

Stems


General - Stems

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Threaded stem bolt (quill-type) 19.6-29.4 174-260
Threadless stem (1 or 2 bolt handlebar clamp) 19.6-29.4 174-60

Wheels & Hubs


General - Wheels & Hubs

Component Newton meters (Nm) Inch pounds (in lbs)
Axle wheel mount nuts 29.4-44.1 260-390
Hub cone locknut 9.8-24.5 87-217
Hub lock nut 16-21 142-186

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