Best torque wrenches for bikes 2024: what to buy and how to use them

The best torque wrenches for bikes, and why you should be using one on your bike

Torque wrenches tested by Cycling Weekly
(Image credit: Jack Elton-Walters)

A torque wrench might seem a bit of overkill or too specialist for a home mechanic, but in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Having one of the best torque wrenches in your toolbox will make your life easier, your bike safer and might well save you money in the long term. 

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.