BICYCLE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS AND TORQUE SETTINGS

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BICYCLE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS

Here is a table of torque specifications for common bicycle components. If you would like more information on how to use a torque wrench, or have any questions check out our article How To: Use a Torque Wrench On a Bike?

Please note that these torque settings are used at your own risk, and that torque is not often used when building or truing wheels. Spoke tension is normally measured by deflection. If you have any questions about spoke tension have a look on the manufacturer’s website or check out this article from WheelFanatyk

Cranksets

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Crank bolts FSA® M8 bolt 34~39 Nm 304~347 in lbs
FSA® M14 bolt 49~59 Nm 434~521 in lbs
FSA® MegaExo crank adjusting cap 0.4~0.7 Nm 32~53 in lbs
FSA® MegaExo crank bolt pinch screws 9.8~11.2 Nm 87~100 in lbs
Campagnolo® (3-piece) 32~38 Nm 282~336 in lbs
Campagnolo® Ultra-Torque 42 Nm 371 in lbs
Race Face® 54 Nm 480 in lbs
Shimano® 34~44 Nm 305~391 in lbs
Shimano® Octalink XTR crank arm bolt 40.3~49 Nm 357~435 in lbs
Shimano® Hollowtech II crank bolt pinch screws 9.9~14.9 Nm 88~132 in lbs
Syncros® 27 Nm 240 in lbs
Truvativ® ISIS drive 43~47 Nm 384~420 in lbs
Truvativ® square spindle 38~42 Nm 336~372 in lbs
Truvativ® Powerspline 38~42 Nm 336~372 in lbs
White Industries® 27~34 Nm 240~300 in lbs
Crank bolts (one key release) Shimano® 5~6.8 Nm 44~60 in lbs
Truvativ® 12.1~14 Nm 107~124 in lbs


Bottom Brackets

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Bearing cups Shimano® Hollowtech II 34.5~49.1 Nm 305~435 in-lbs
Cartridge bottom brackets Campagnolo® (3-piece) 70 Nm 612 in-lbs
Campagnolo® Ultra-Torque cups 35 Nm 310 in lbs
FSA® 39.2~49 Nm 347~434in lbs
Race Face® 47.5 Nm 420 in lbs
Shimano® 49~69 Nm 435~610 in lbs
Truvativ® 33.9~40.1 Nm 300~360 in lbs
White Industries® 27 Nm 240 in lbs

 

Brakes

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Brake pads (threaded stud) Avid® 5.9~7.8 Nm 52~69 in lbs
Cane Creek® 6.3~6.7 Nm 56~60 in lbs
Campagnolo® 8 Nm 71 in lbs
Mavic® 7~9 Nm 62~80 in lbs
Shimano® 5~7 Nm 43~61 in lbs
SRAM® 5.7~7.9 Nm 50~70 in lbs
Brake pads (smooth stud) Shimano® 7.9~8.8 Nm 70~78 in lbs
Brake pads (sidepull, dual pivot) Cane Creek® 6.3~6.7 Nm 56~60 in lbs
Shimano® 6~8 Nm 52~69 in lbs
Cable pinch bolt (cantilever, linear pull/v-brake) Avid® M6 bolt 5.9~7.8 Nm 52~69 in lbs
ControlTech® 4.5~6.8 Nm 40~60 in lbs
Shimano® 6~7.8 Nm 53~69 in lbs
Shimano® M6 bolt 5.6~8.5 Nm 50~75 in lbs
SRAM® 5.6~7.9 Nm 50~70 in lbs
Cable pinch bolt (sidepull, dual pivot) Cane Creek® 7.7~8.1 Nm 68~72 in lbs
Campagnolo® 5 Nm 44 in lbs
Mavic® 7~9 Nm 62~80 in lbs
Shimano® 6~8 Nm 52~69 in lbs
Caliper mounting bolt (cantilever, linear pull/v-brakes) Avid® 4.9~6.9 Nm 43~61 in lbs
ControlTech® 11.3~13.6 Nm 100~120 in lbs
Shimano® 8~10 Nm 69~87 in lbs
SRAM® 5.7~7.9 Nm 50~70 in lbs
Caliper mounting bolt (sidepull, dual, center pull) Cane Creek® 7.7~8.1 Nm 68~72 in lbs
Shimano® 7.84~9.8 Nm 70~86 in lbs
Cantilever straddle wire (M5 thread) ControlTech® 7.7~8.1 Nm 40~60 in lbs
Shimano® 3.9~4.9 Nm 35~43 in lbs

Disc Brakes

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Caliper mount Avid® 9~10.2 Nm 80~90 in lbs
Magura® 5.7 Nm 51 in lbs
Shimano® 6~8 Nm 53~69 in lbs
Disc mounting bolts (6 M5 bolts) Avid® 6.2 Nm 55 in lbs
Hayes® 5.6 Nm 50 in lbs
Magura® 3.8 Nm 34 in lbs
Shimano® 2~4 Nm 18~35 in lbs
Disc mounting lockring (rotor to hub) Shimano® 40 Nm 350 in lbs
Hydraulic hose fittings Hayes® 6.2 Nm 55 in lbs

 

Cassettes & Freehub Body

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Cassette lockring Campagnolo® 50 Nm 442 in lbs
Shimano® 29.4~49 Nm 260~434in lbs
Freehub body Bontrager® 45 Nm 400 in lbs
Shimano® 35~50 Nm 305~434in lbs
Shimano® FH-M975/970 (14mm) 45~50 Nm 392~434 in lbs

 

Chainrings and Spiders

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Chainring bolt (steel) Campagnolo® 8 Nm 71 in lbs
Race Face® 11.3 Nm 100 in lbs
Shimano® 7.9~10.7 Nm 70~95 in lbs
Truvativ® 12.1~14 Nm 107~124 in lbs
Chainring bolt (aluminum) Shimano® 5~10 Nm 44~88 in lbs
Truvativ® 8.1~9 Nm 72~80 in lbs
Chainring spider to crank arm Shimano® 50~70 Nm 443~620 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

 

Derailleurs (Front & Rear)

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Front derailleur bolt (braze-on) Campagnolo® 7 Nm 62 in lbs
Front derailleur clamp Campagnolo® 7 Nm 62 in lbs
Mavic® 2.9~4 Nm 26~35 in lbs
Shimano® 5~7 Nm 44~60 in lbs
SRAM® 5~7 Nm 44~60 in lbs
Front derailleur cable pinch Campagnolo® 5 Nm 44 in lbs
Mavic® 5~7 Nm 44~62 in lbs
Shimano® 5~7 Nm 44~60 in lbs
SRAM® 4.5 Nm 40 in lbs
Rear derailleur mounting bolt Campagnolo® 15 Nm 133 in lbs
Shimano® 8~10 Nm 70~90 in lbs
SRAM® 8~9.6 Nm 70~85 in lbs
Rear derailleur cable pinch Campagnolo® 6 Nm 53 in lbs
Shimano® 3.9~5.9 Nm 35~52 in lbs
SRAM® 4~5.1 Nm 35~45 in lbs
Rear derailleur pulley wheel Shimano® 3 Nm 20 in lbs

 

Levers (Brakes)

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Drop bar levers Campagnolo® 9.9 Nm 88 in lbs
Mavic® 7~9 Nm 62~80 in lbs
Shimano® 6~7.8 Nm 53~69 in lbs
Mountain bike levers Avid® built-in clamp 4.5~6.8 Nm 40~60 in lbs
Avid® strap-type 3.2~4.1 Nm 28~36 in lbs
Cane Creek® 6~9 Nm 53~80 in lbs
Shimano® 6~7.8 Nm 53~69 in lbs
SRAM® 3.4 Nm 30 in lbs
Upright bar levers Campagnolo® 10 Nm 89 in lbs
Shimano® 6~8 Nm 53~69 in lbs

 

Gear Shifters

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Drop bar brake/shift combos Campagnolo® 10 Nm 89 in lbs
Shimano® STI 6~8 Nm 52~69 in lbs
Upright/flat bar shifters Shimano® 5~7.4 Nm 44~69 in lbs
Twist-grip shifters Shimano® REVO 6~7.9 Nm 53~70 in lbs
SRAM® 1.9 Nm 17 in lbs

 

Handlebars

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Handle bar end extensions Cane Creek® Gripnut 7.9 Nm 70 in lbs
ControlTech® 16.3 Nm 144 in lbs
Handlebars Renthal fatbar Carbon 5 Nm 44 in lbs

 

Headsets

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Threaded Lockrings Chris King® Gripnut 14.6~17 Nm 130~150 in lbs
Tange-Seiki® 24.5 Nm 217 in lbs

 

Pedals

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Pedal shaft into crank arm Campagnolo® 40 Nm 354 in lbs
FSA® Cranks 29~34 Nm 257~301 in lbs
Ritchey® 34.7 Nm 307 in lbs
Shimano® 35 Nm 304 in lbs
Truvativ® 31.2 Nm 276 in lbs

 

Seats & Seatposts

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
 

  • Here is a good resource from Shimano on some of their Torque settlings
  • Here is a good resource from Sram on some of their Torque settlings

Check out our article on How To: Use a Torque Wrench On a Bike?

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