Bicycle Torque Specifications

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

Bottom Brackets

ComponentBrandNewton metersInch-pounds
Bearing cups Shimano® Hollowtech II34.5~49.1 Nm305~435 in lbs
Cartridge bottom brackets Campagnolo® (3-piece)70 Nm612 in lbs
Campagnolo® Ultra-Torque cups35 Nm310 in lbs
FSA®39.2~49 Nm347~434 in lbs
Race Face®47.5 Nm420 in lbs
Shimano®49~69 Nm435~610 in lbs
Truvativ®33.9~40.1 Nm300~360 in lbs
White Industries®27 Nm240 in lbs

Brakes

ComponentBrandNewton metersInch-pounds
Brake pads (threaded stud) Avid®5.9~7.8 Nm52~69 in lbs
Cane Creek®6.3~6.7 Nm56~60 in lbs
Campagnolo®8 Nm71 in lbs
Mavic®7~9 Nm62~80 in lbs
Shimano®5~7 Nm43~61 in lbs
SRAM®5.7~7.9 Nm50~70 in lbs
Brake pads (smooth stud) Shimano®7.9~8.8 Nm70~78 in lbs
Brake pads (sidepull, dual pivot) Cane Creek®6.3~6.7 Nm56~60 in lbs
Shimano®6~8 Nm52~69 in lbs
Cable pinch bolt (cantilever, linear pull/v-brake) Avid® M6 bolt5.9~7.8 Nm52~69 in lbs
ControlTech®4.5~6.8 Nm40~60 in lbs
Shimano®6~7.8 Nm53~69 in lbs
Shimano® M6 bolt5.6~8.5 Nm50~75 in lbs
SRAM®5.6~7.9 Nm50~70 in lbs
Cable pinch bolt (sidepull, dual pivot) Cane Creek®7.7~8.1 Nm68~72 in lbs
Campagnolo®5 Nm44 in lbs
Mavic®7~9 Nm62~80 in lbs
Shimano®6~8 Nm52~69 in lbs
Caliper mounting bolt (cantilever, linear pull/v-brakes) Avid®4.9~6.9 Nm43~61 in lbs
ControlTech®11.3~13.6 Nm100~120 in lbs
Shimano®8~10 Nm69~87 in lbs
SRAM®5.7~7.9 Nm50~70 in lbs
Caliper mounting bolt (sidepull, dual, center pull) Cane Creek®7.7~8.1 Nm68~72 in lbs
Shimano®7.84~9.8 Nm70~86 in lbs
Cantilever straddle wire (M5 thread) ControlTech®7.7~8.1 Nm40~60 in lbs
Shimano®3.9~4.9 Nm35~43 in lbs

Brakes (Disc)

ComponentBrandNewton metersInch-pounds
Caliper mount Avid®9~10.2 Nm80~90 in lbs
Magura®5.7 Nm51 in lbs
Shimano®6~8 Nm53~69 in lbs
Disc mounting bolts (6 M5 bolts) Avid®6.2 Nm55 in lbs
Hayes®5.6 Nm50 in lbs
Magura®3.8 Nm34 in lbs
Shimano®2~4 Nm18~35 in lbs
Disc mounting lockring (rotor to hub) Shimano®40 Nm350 in lbs
Hydraulic hose fittings Hayes®6.2 Nm55 in lbs

Cassettes & Freewheels

ComponentBrandNewton metersInch-pounds
Cassette lockring Campagnolo®50 Nm442 in lbs
Shimano®29.4~49 Nm260~434 in lbs
Freehub body Bontrager®45 Nm400 in lbs
Shimano®35~50 Nm305~434in lbs
Shimano® FH-M975/970 (14mm)45~50 Nm392~434 in lbs

Chainrings

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

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

Derailleurs

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

Levers (Shifter)

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

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

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