TOPEAK Torque 5 Mini Torque Wrench
Easy to use compact torque wrench that ensures correct tightening of bolts such as seatpost clamp bolts and stem bolts. The wrench is pre-set to 5Nm, the torque recommended for the majority of 4mm allen key bolts.
- Pre-set 5Nm torque
- Interchangeable bits: 4, 5 and 6mm Allen keys, and T25 Torx
- Tool bits stored in handle
- Tool bits held securely by magnet when in use
- Hardened steel tool bits
- Ergonomic Engineering Grade Plastic handle
- Size: 8.9x2.3x6.6cm
- Weight: 110g
Topeak Torque 6 review, Road Cycling UK, August 2015 (reviewing the 6Nm version, see [url=http://roadcyclinguk.com/reviews/topeak-torque-6-review#2zRJJbm5KDllLeWC.97]here[/url]):
"Preset torque keys are a really useful tool in any cyclistâs workshop. They make it easy to adjust stems, bars, seatpost clamps and so on without needing to spend multiple times as much on a full-on torque wrench.
Plus, providing you donât have precision parts to install ??" such as Garminâs Vector pedals ??" that need a specific torque for correct calibration, then most home mechanics may never need more than a couple of these.
This one, as the name suggests, is set to 6nm (newton metres), but Topeak also do a 5nm version for the same price. For the most part, 5-6nm tends to be the suggested clamping limit for carbon components, although if you use carbon assembly paste then itâs possible to install them with lower torque. (Actually, Iâd suggest using carbon paste anyway, as itâs just another layer that makes sure things stay tight).
The function of one of these is really very simple. Basically, you add one of the attachments, insert into whichever bolt you want to tighten and twist ??" and when you reach the preset torque limit itâll slip so you canât tighten any more. Really simple, and very effective.
The Torque 6 comes with four supplied bits, 4, 5 and 6mm allen bits and a t25 torx bit. That should cover most things on most bikes short of the derailleur limit screws, and even if you already have a torque wrench, it simplifies the process somewhat. Plus, the opening at the bottom of the torque key is a standard size so if you already have a set of bits you can attach them too and expand its proverbial repertoire.
One other smart little function is that the supplied bits are magnetic, as is both the end of the key and the recesses in which they sit at the top. It means if you forget to take it out it wont simply drop out the bottom leaving you scrabbling around on the floor. (Not that itâs ever happened to me, you understand, thatâs purely hypotheticalâ¦).
Construction-wise, Topeak have go things spot on. The top is nice and thick, and long enough to easily get a strong grip on which makes it comfortable to use. You canât ask for much more, really.
Smart, simple and elegant, preset torque keys are a really useful tool for anyone who wants to maintain their bike at home. Theyâre far cheaper than a full-on torque wrench and, in all honesty, much more suited to the average home mechanicâs needs."
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