Why torque wrenches are a must have!

Not to long ago it was the fastners on a bike that were the weakest link.  It was fairly common to see snapped bolts or stripped threads while servicing a bike, but not anymore.

With the flood of Carbon fibre and light weight aluminum onto our shores – it is becoming far more common to see bikes and components cracking.

One hasty ‘ham-fisted’ pre-race moment and you could reduce your prized bike or weight saving component to a very expensive paper weight.

Come and visit BMC and view our multiple examples from hairline cracks to catastrophic failure – of  ‘how not to do this’

But more importantly, the results could be disastrous! a cracked handlebar could snap right off, mid ride, leaving you with bigger trouble.

Fortunately most of the essential bolts on a bike have the specifications etched right onto them making it easier for you to tighten exactly.  All you need is a decent Torque wrench and a quick tutorial on how to use it.

Although a large number of torque wrenches are available in the market BMC uses Teng Tools Torque Wrench’s and would recommend them for their reliability and Life Time Warranty.

For availability, purchase and or instructions on how to use this indispensable tool feel free to contact us.

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