Nice straightforward torque wrench. Good compact size for the home mechanic wanting to keep carbon bike's fittings and fasteners at the correct torque. Just so you know, this wrench has a 14 inch drive. High quality tool with the common size sockets included.
Pros: Has a smaller than usual head for getting into tight places, torque level is easy to specify and read, price includes a case with enough allen / torx bits to cover most of your bike which needs a torque wrench of this size.
Cons: The head does not feature a quick release to release the bits - you just have to yank them off which ends up being a pain if you switch bits often, the torque level adjustment dial has a cheap, plastic feel - I worry about it's longevity, the torque wrench click doesn't feature as obvious of an audible or tactile click as other adjustable torque wrenches I've used.
Compared to similar (cheaper / generic) torque wrenches, there isn't much benefit to paying a premium for the PRO version, other than (maybe?) getting a product that hopefully passed tighter quality control and is calibrated accurately.
I'll have to be honest that I've seen torque wrenches designed for low torque precision equipment that is a little nicer than this one, but they are also many times the price. For the home mechanic looking for a flexible and accurate tool, this is a great option. I have a couple expensive carbon bikes with carbon components like seat posts, stems and bars. This wrench allows me to make adjustments and get things snug enough so that they don't slip, while preventing expensive over-torque damage.
Nice to finally have a torque wrench and take guessing out of the equation - esp. with new carbon components I'm adding to the bikes. This works just as expected and at a reasonable price point. Sturdy construction. Selling point was the inclusion of the T25 socket. No problems whatsoever.
I have a number of bikes but two of them are very good carbon fiber bikes. I wanted to make sure that as I made adjustments to handle bars, seat posts and stems that I did not over tighten the bolts and break these items costing me expensive repairs. The wrench is easy to set and use. It gives me the assurance I have set the bolts to the correct tension.
I use it for bicycle maintenance and using the correct torque on carbon fiber parts. The dial doesn't go to zero and it's also hard to tell exactly what you've set the torque value at. The release button for the socket doesn't work very well and I usually have to fiddle with it to release the socket. The closures for the plastic case doesn't work anymore and the wrench and package just have a cheap feel to it. I'm not impressed.
I have replaced 90% of the parts of my 10 year old road bike in the past year. After a lot of online research, the PRO Torque Wrench seems to be a standard issue item. This type of torque wrench is a must have tool if you are working with carbon fiber. I found it to be a good value with the included sockets and extension. The tool performed as it was advertized. I felt confident in tightening up parts to their recommended tension. This coming from a amatuer bicycle mechanic with long history of over tightening and destroying parts.
I purchased the Pro Torque Wrench to loosen and tighten my seat post each time I load my road bikes in my car. I travel with my bikes inside our car and the removal of the seat postseat is required. The bike frames and seat posts are all graphite and need careful tightening, so using the torque wrench eliminates the guesswork.
This is a tool we all need at sometime if your working on bikes regularly. Before I got this, it was always is that tight enough, or too tight? The PRO Torque wrench is a great addition to my tool collection and getting it on sale was awesome! What more is there to say?
I was upgrading a 9 speed grupo on an older bike to a new 105 11 speed grupo. All of the boltsnuts have specific torque requirements. i suppose you could guestimate the torques with your box wrench set but I like to do these things correctly. The Pro torque wrench is easy to set and easy to use and it comes with all the sockets I needed for the job. The scale is in Newton Meters so you'll need to convert if your torque values are in inch-pounds.
I am admittedly new to using a torque wrench but needed to insure a troublesome seat post was tight enough to eliminate constant slippage. Not knowing how to use it, I dutifully read the instructions. Unfortunately, although provided in a couple dozen languages, it doesn't say much except to check out their website. Even more unfortunately the website was no more than a list of links to other websites. Interestingly it now appears to be back on line, but still no more than an online copy of their paper instructions provided with the product. So just trying it on my own, the seat post clamp broke, so I guess that problem has been solved in forcing me to buy a better seat post.
Fortunately, a friendly bike shop mechanic was able to quickly show me how it works and speculate on what might have gone wrong with my initial use. He assured me it is a good product, so I will continue to experiment with it. This assurance is the only reason for giving this product even 2 stars. The learning curve can be pricey and thus the value rating.
Finally, shame on PRO for providing instructions that are appropriate only for those who don't already know how to use the tool. But then if their market is only professional shop mechanics. So if you are not, just beware.