As an Engineer in my day job and having a little bit of a mechanical aptitude, In quickly realized that my tool box was a little short if I was going to build and repair the mountain bikes parked in the garage.
Now I have a lot of the tools needed, but I didn’t have a TORQUE WRENCH suited for the lowered range torque settings used for a MTB.
After searching, I decided to posted the question on REDDIT asking the Mountain Biking community for a recommendation.
CONCLUSION and RECOMMENDATION – VENZO Bike Torque Wrench Allen Key Hex Bit Tool Kit <- This links to AMAZON to read HUNDREDS of Reviews
I got 16 responses with 7 recommending the VENZO Torque Wrench. My objective was to get a reliable wrench for UNDER $50. The VENZO, which uses a proven “Click” design that releases when the torque setting is reached.
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The VENZO actually came as a KIT with a very nice tool box and 10 popular HEX bits. The compact length at 8 inches means it fits into the small places on a bike.
VENZO Torque Wrench Features:
- ¼ torque head wrench with Torque Range from 2 to 24 NM. Accuracy within +/- 4%
- 10 sizes of bits included:
- 3mm Allen
- 4mm Allen
- 5mm Allen
- 6mm Allen
- 8mm Allen
- 10mm Allen
- Long shank 5mm Allen
- T20 Torx
- T25 Torx
- T30 Torx
- One Year Warranty
The torque is setting by twisting the handle which moves the indicator to the desired torque. Simple setting the red indicator between the stated even number values yields the odd number value.
Example: setting the indicator between 2NM and 4NM yields 5NM.
To Conclude – I hate over selling this Recommendation, but for the price the VENZO Bike Torque Wrench Allen Key Hex Bit Tool Kit (Link to AMZON to check prices) is a great investment. If you’d like to read about the tool list I’ve created to support my mountain biking passion check out this articl -> Mountain Biking Tools for on and off the Trail. This post has a FREE check list that you can use to undertand what specialty MTB tools are out there and where to use them.