BICYCLE TORQUE SPECS

The following table lists general torque specifications for common brands and components. Contact the manufacturer for updated torque specifications. We will keep this chart updated so if you want to add information or notice any errors please let us know.

Torque Conversion

  • Nm = in lb x 0.113
  • in lb = Nm x 8.851

Recommended Torque Wrenches

  • Park Tools TW-5.2 = 2~14 Nm or 18~124 in lbs. Ratcheting 3/8" drive.
  • Park Tools TW-6.2 = 10~60 Nm or 88~530 in lbs. Ratcheting 3/8" drive.

Categories

  • Bottom Brackets
  • Brakes
  • Brakes (Disc)
  • Cassettes & Freewheels
  • Chainrings
  • Cranksets
  • Derailleurs
  • Levers (Brakes)
  • Levers (Shifter)
  • Handlebars
  • Headsets
  • Pedals
  • Seats & Seat Posts
  • Stems
  • Wheels & Hubs

Seats & Seat Posts

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Seat rail clamp Campagnolo® 22 Nm 194 in lbs
ControlTech® 1 bolt 33.9 Nm 300 in lbs
ControlTech® 2 bolt 16.3 Nm 144 in lbs
Shimano® 20~30 Nm 174~260 in lbs
Syncros® 5 Nm 45 in lbs
Time® Monolink 5 Nm 44 in lbs
Truvativ® M6 Bolt 6~7.1 Nm 53~63 in lbs
Truvativ® M8 Bolt 22~24 Nm 195~212 in lbs
Seatpost clamp Campagnolo® 4~6.8 Nm 36~60 in lbs

Stems

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Threaded stem bolt (quill-type) ControlTech® 16.3~19 Nm 144~168 in lbs
Shimano® 19.6~29.4 Nm 174~260 in lbs
Threadless stem (fork column bolts) ControlTech® 13.6~16.2 Nm 120~144 in lbs
Deda® 8 Nm 71 in lbs
FSA® Carbon 8.8 Nm 78 in lbs
Syncros® cotter bolt 10.1 Nm 90 in lbs
Thomson® 5.4 Nm 48 in lbs
Time® Monolink 5 Nm 45 in lbs
Race Face® 6.2 Nm 55 in lbs
Threadless stem (1 or 2 bolt handlebar clamp) ControlTech® 13.6~16.3 Nm 120~144 in lbs
Shimano® 19.6~29.4 Nm 174~260 in lbs
Threadless stem (4 bolt handlebar clamp) ControlTech® 13.6~16.3 Nm 120~144 in lbs
Deda® magnesium 8 Nm 71 in lbs
FSA® OS-115 carbon 8.8 Nm 78 in lbs
Race Face® 6.2 Nm 55 in lbs
Thomson® 5.4 Nm 48 in lbs
Time® Monolink 6 Nm 53 in lbs

Wheels & Hubs

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Axle wheel mount nuts Shimano® 29.4~44.1 Nm 260~390 in lbs
SRAM® 30.1~39.6 Nm 266~350 in lbs
Hub cone locknut Bontrager® 17 Nm 150 in lbs
Chris King® 12.2 Nm 100 in lbs
Shimano® 9.8~24.5 Nm 87~217 in lbs

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