We want this WiFi torque wrench for our workshop

How Canyon tracks every single bolt on every single bike it sends out into the world

Is this the world's coolest bike tool?

On a recent visit to Canyon’s headquarters in Koblenz (expect to hear more about this trip soon), tech editor, Tom Marvin had a thorough fettle with a rather impressive WiFi connected torque wrench that is used on the German brand’s production line.

Following a predetermined pattern when assembling a bike, the wrench automatically sets a torque value for each bolt and logs it, allowing Canyon to keep track of how each bolt is torqued on every bike it sends out into the world.

According to Canyon, it is the only company in the cycling industry to use a ‘smart’ torque wrench, though the use of these wrenches appears to be fairly common in the automotive and aviation industries

We haven’t been able to find the exact model or a price for the wrench, but we’re guessing that it probably costs £lots. 

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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