With carbon frames and carbon parts, combined with light weight nuts and bolts, it’s very important to make sure they are at the right torque, to prevent over tightening, which can lead to damage.

Torque settings are normally indicated on the part, or bolts and are measured in Nm. Nm which stands for Newton Metre is the metric unit of torque and it is simple to set torque tools to the Nm required, the tool will release leverage, when reached the required torque, which prevents over tightening and reach the required setting.

First get yourself a torque set..

Here some examples of some tools for the job all available at Sigma Sport

Time to get tightening

The key points are to make sure you have the right torque settings.

The handle bar stem and tri bars

Seat post clamp

Crank arms

Chain rings

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