With the advent of featherweight carbon components the necessity of torque wrenches became vastly more important. In fact, Silca claims that 70% of failed carbon bars, stems, and seatposts come from over tightening bolts. To alleviate this issue while out on a ride, Silca has built upon its T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque tools to introduce its lighter and more precise T-Ratchet + T-Torque multi-tool.
A duck waxed canvas case holds everything and folds up small to slip into a jersey pocket Courtesy
Silca T-Ratchet and T-Torque specs
- Ti-Torque Beam for measuring 2-8Nm
- 72 tooth ratchet with convertible magnetic extensions
- Hex bits (2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm)
- Torx bits (T10, T20, T25)
- 2mm Phillips bit
- Duck waxed canvas carrying case (120mm x 70mm x 30mm)
- Titanium and aluminum construction
The new T-Torque tool differs from the previous model by using three separate torque scales, 2 or 6, 3 or 5, and 4 or 8Nm, whereas the older version had all the torque settings on a single tool end, which made it difficult for some to precisely nail the exact torque required.
Silca’s T-Ratchets feature aluminum and titanium construction Courtesy
Silca claims the titanium torque tool weighs in at 30 grams.
Like the original multi-tool, the T-Ratchet + T-Torque tool’s handle can be swapped from a T end to a more standard ratchet end.
The six hex bits, three Torx bits, and Phillips screwdriver bit are held in the tool magnetically.
A duck waxed canvas case stores all the tools and is sized to slip into a jersey pocket.
Silca T-Ratchet and T-Torque pricing and availability
Silca predicts the updated tools will be shipping the end of October and retail is $99, UK£ and AU$ TBD.