How To Use A Torque Wrench – GCN's Guide To Tightening Bolts Safely

How tight should your bolts be? This is essential to get right, so here's our guide to using a torque wrench. Want more great cycling videos? Of course you do. Click here to subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Tightening your bolts might seem pretty academic... However, as bike parts get lighter and lighter you need to pay more attention to just how your tightening your bolts. You might have seen something something like '5Nm' stamped on your bike parts. This is the recommended maximum torque. Much looser, things might work loose and fall apart. Any tighter and you risk component failure, plus, your warranty is gone. To get this important factor exactly right, you need to get a torque wrench. There are plenty out there and it's a tool that we think should be in every serious cyclist's toolbox. Buy GCN Cycling Kit! Click here: http://gcn.eu/BuyGCNKitYT Buy the music: JKAS - Noise (Instrumental): http://gcn.eu/11OkQXO About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic summit of the Stelvio to the epic trails of Fort William, Scotland, everywhere there is pavé or dirt, world-class racing, and pro riders, we will be there bringing you all the action, essential analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Youtube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Google+ - http://gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW Leave us a comment below!

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