Thanks to a number of light weight parts, torque wrenches have become common place among mechanics’ work benches, especially those capable of low Newton-Meters. Individual hand held torque wrenches have been around for awhile and many of them are based on the Torqkey – an auto release, preset torque mechanism first introduced to the bike scene by Ritchey Components. Now PrestaCycle is stepping up with their own branded Torqkeys that will sold in 7 different torque presets.
Capable of running different bits, the PrestaCycle torque wrenches will be some of the cheapest available…
Offered in 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12 Nm presets, David with PrestaCycle told us that since the torque setting is only reached in the clockwise direction you can use these to unthread bolts without risking damage to the tool. That does mean that these wrenches will only work on standard threaded fasteners, not reverse thread. Individually, each wrench will sell for $15.95. They will also be available as a set of three different torque wrenches and a 20 piece bit set for $49.95, or all 7 wrenches plus two different 20 piece bit sets for $99.95.
David has been working on a number of other projects as well, though the limited edition PrestaLever II is the only one he’s ready to talk about. The pink Breast Cancer Awareness lever will be sold along side the standard red and available for the same price of $4.95 per lever or 3 for $12.95. There should be some more exiting product news from PrestaLever in the coming year. Stay tuned.