The key to wheels that are strong and reliable is having spokes that are properly and uniformly tensioned. The Tension Meter accurately and reliably measures the absolute tension of each of the spokes in a wheel, as well as the relative tension between all the spokes in a wheel. Easy to use and priced affordably, it works on nearly any bicycle spoke-no matter what the diameter, material, or shape. Not just for the experienced mechanic, the TM is for anyone building or truing wheels, diagnosing wheel problems, or assembling new bikes.
The TM includes a spoke gauge for measure the diameter of the common spokes, and a tension conversion table for 16 different spokes, including titanium and carbon. It's a tool that belongs on every workbench. NOTE: The Spoke Tension Meter requires approximately 105mm (4 1/8-inch) of accessible spoke to read.
Tight and uniform spoke tension if the key to a strong and long lasting wheel, and this innovative design takes the guess work out of achieving that perfect spoke tension
Fits almost any size, shape or material spoke
Gives you a measure of the relative and absolute spoke tensions within a wheel
Clear and easy to read gauge
A must for any serious wheel builder
Buy Park Tool Spoke Tension Meter from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mattez82 Consigliato!!!
Continuavo a rompere raggi su una ruota centrata più volte.... comprato questo ottimo prodotto, ho ritensionato per bene tutti i raggi e la ruota come per magia è tornata come nuova!
02 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Artj Buen producto
Importante para mantener o montar tus ruedas. Funciona adecuadamente aunque me parece algo delicado.
05 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Good staff
I’ve got this tension meter several months ago and very glad to have it. TM-1 costs like good rim and allows properly adjusting many of them. I am not a fan of tightening spokes up to nipple sides spoiling. For example Mavic rims which I was using, require 70-90kg tension. It’s far from possible! Reachable price and good quality of this unit gave me chance to build several new wheels and true existing ones. By the way tension numbers in different parts of the spoke is different also. Be sure measurement accuracy more than enough. By using TM-1 I’ve noticed that spoke tension in the wheel assembled with doubled rim much depends from tire pressure and of cause need to take into account of it. No doubt using this unit will allow having durable and strong wheels and exclude funny complains about rims quality in case not correct assembled wheels!
09 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous This product is essential and brilliant!
Easy to use and enables you to set your spoke tension high and easily find offending loose spokes. However don't be fooled into thinking this is all you need. A trueing stand is essential & the park tool WAG 4 dishing tool likewise. Even if only mending a broken spoke loosen the lot replace broken spoke/s and then true / dish / tension. It makes a massive difference and this tool takes away the guess work. When finished you will still be able to "pluck test".
26 September 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Useless?
Guys the tension sure is important, but this tool is completely and utterly useless. Use your fingers :D
IF you want to use this tool please remember that the drive side(or the disc brake side on a front wheel) should be tighter than the non drive side.
2 stars and not one since its great quality tool.
29 April 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Good but expensive
Goodd to know tension of spokes but if you put exactly the same tension in all spokes you would expect the wheel to be perfectly true - not so, tension will vary a little in each spoke to true wheels.
05 December 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Necessary
A spoke tension meter is a necessary tool if you build your wheels. I'd even advise it for truing them accurately. This one does the job.
Only problem is that it is massively overpriced (especially considering the spring won't stay tight very long if you use it a lot) like most things from park tool but the competition doesn't seem to do anything.
10 November 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous A must have item.
Had one for seven years and has stayed in calibration. A must for all wheels. I am amazed at the large variation in spoke tension of brand new, brandname $1,000 wheelsets. I check and retension (if necessary) every set of wheels for myself and my friends. Good way to check used wheels before buying.
21 May 2010