Protect your investment and your body with the feature packed Topeak D-Torq wrench. Stressed or stripped components can but a bad thing, not only did that new stem just cost you $100+ there is also a chance you could over tighten a lightweight carbon part and cause failure. Torq wrenches are an essential part of any mechanics toolbox now-days should also be a part of your home toolbox as well. The D-Torq is a great place to start. It features a standard hex drive reversible ratcheting head, common sized tools bits and can measure torque in 4 units including N•m, in•lb, ft•lb, or kg•cm. So far it has handled all of our needs.
Every high end component now-a-days has a torque spec on it, which is a vast improvement from the days when carbon seat post said “don’t over tighten” in the owners manual. Well what does over tighten mean? The digital readout provides a visible display while there are also separate programmable audible warnings for your target torque value and another for over torque. So when you hit 5.5 N•m you know when to stop. Never strip threads again and ruin valuable components. Torque range : 1 – 20 N•m.
The Topeak D-Torq wrench runs on one AAA battery that last for approximately 20 hours of use. For the home mechanic that does not use it a lot, we suggest changing it our once a year.