Is a spoke touque wrench needed

4 replies to this topic
  • gtxkid

Posted September 15, 2008 - 06:06 PM


Want to start trueing wheels.
Need to do some of our own.
Is the FASST adjustable touque wrench worth the money.

  • almostinvincible119

Posted September 15, 2008 - 07:07 PM


for std. spoke maintance? no.

if your truing wheels as in your case. as long as your spoke threads and nipples are CLEAN, then they will give a close number. and most likely will be consistent through every spoke.

btw. excel makes one....its MUCH cheaper

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  • grayracer513

Posted September 15, 2008 - 07:22 PM


I have actually never owned one. I usually set and even out the tension by tone. But unless you have another similar wheel to go by or some experience (yours or someone else's) to work with, a torque wrench will give you a good starting point.

  • ztangoKLX

Posted September 16, 2008 - 01:24 PM


For an entry-level / occasional use tool, I strongly recommend the Excel kit. After I bought mine, I went over a wheel I had recently built by "feel" and "tone" and was astounded at how far out I was. The Excel unit may not be "high end" precision instrument, but at least it puts you in the ball park.

Just my $0.02.

  • snowdog

Posted September 16, 2008 - 01:53 PM


if you build your own wheels yes!

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