Torque keys can be quite expensive and pretty cumbersome to carry with you on a ride and if you’re riding carbon components you’ll need one. 9point8 have already brought the Pulse Dropper Seatpost to the market and now they’ve manufactured these brilliant Allen key torque guides for you to be able to get an idea of the force you’re exerting on a bolt by hand.
By using the flex of a long handle Allen key, the 9point8 torque key measures this and shows you how tight the bolt is. It might not be the most accurate, but to have the ability to tighten a bolt to within 1Nm inside a $8.99 package is pretty interesting.
Currently, they’re only made in 4mm sizing but there are plans for more in the future. Check out the video below to see how they’re used. I feel that this could be a game changer, a bit like how the Cobra Tire Tool was a couple of years ago.
Pick one up from 9point8.