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Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter

USD$71.96 10% off USD$79.95 msrp
Item #: TL299F00
USD$71.96 10% off USD$79.95 msrp
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The Park Tools TM-1 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, the TM-1 works on nearly any bicycle spoke—no matter what the diameter, material, or shape. Not just for the experienced mechanic, the TM-1 is for anyone building or truing wheels, diagnosing wheel problems, or assembling new bikes. It’s a tool that belongs on every workbench.

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Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Accurate (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Keep in the garage (5)
  • City bikes (3)
  • Mountain bikes (3)
  • Road bikes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

Good product

By KC

from Southern Utag

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • City Bikes
      • Keep In the Garage
      • Mountain Bikes
      • Road Bikes

      Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

      Simple but effective tool.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Works Great

      By flashalan

      from tampa

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Grip
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bring it With You
        • City Bikes
        • Keep In the Garage
        • Mountain Bikes
        • Road Bikes

        Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

        I caught this on sale and use it to true my growing bicycle fleet. The tool is well made accurate and supported by Park Tool with an on line app.

        By using this I am able to balance tension more accurately than without. This works for me very well.

        While the tension meter is a specialty tool and only gets occasional use, I am happy to have it when I true my wheels. Easy to use and seems like it will last a long time.

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        5.0

        Good Tool For Building Your Own Wheels

        By Michael

        from PNW

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Helpful Tool

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Keep In the Garage

          Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

          This was very helpful while building my wheels. I would not build a wheel without one. It ensures that all spokes are tensioned properly giving you the best wheel build. It is also very quick and simple to use.

          It comes with a spoke width tool and chart to convert the tools measurements to newtons. This way you can get the spokes tensioned to the rim's specs without any guess work.

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          5.0

          invaluable tool for wheel integrity

          By b-rad

          from Winter Park, CO

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

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                Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

                This might be a little expensive, but keeping spokes tensioned is important. Only takes a few times breaking a spoke before this tool would have paid for itself. If you ride a lot it will help prevent wheels going out of whack if you're on top of things. I use this tool almost daily. Overall a money saver in the long term. It does take a touch of getting used to though.

                Only gripe is since its a rather fragile tool it should come with a plastic case. Mine stays in the cardboard box it came in, which is pretty ok, but you still gotta be careful.

                 
                5.0

                Simple and easy to use

                By Feetup

                from Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Inexpensive
                • Repeatable Accuracy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

                    While this unit does not have the dial scale of units many times the price, with a little practice results are quite repeatable and plenty accurate enough even for racing wheels. there is a learning curve, but it is easy enough. I found some seriously poorly tensioned wheels I thought were good. I have been building wheels for years but was never quite sure of spoke tension. Now I know for sure!

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                    4.0

                    quite useful

                    By jamesr

                    from gainesville, fl

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Tells A Good Story

                    Cons

                    • 20-inch Wheels Maybe

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

                      best to have a 20-inch in your lap when using - awkward fit for that size wheel.

                      difficult to find spoke tension for the mass produced stuff. i made a list of the reading for each spoke and rather than averaging looked at how the values clustered. chose a tuning spoke for reference then tinked the other spokes and got them in tune.

                      crude, but it works well for coarse adjustment. there is an interesting hpv article on the web and the tensiometer is most useful in determining a reference pitch when lacking manufacturer data.

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                      5.0

                      Last tool to complete my wheel building

                      By Pa

                      from Toronto, Ontario

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Easy to use
                      • Simple

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wheel Building And Truing

                        Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

                        On 14 gauge steel DT spokes a quarter of a turn on the nipple would create a one number change of the gauge's units. The range of the included chart gives a lot of range in the tension you use. I found I had tensioned the drive side of a rear wheel I built near the upper limit of tension. I have had cracks in rims develop in the past. I used this tool to get the tension to about 115 lbs and the non drive side was still acceptable at about 85 lbs. With a 36 spoke wheel this should work.
                        I also found using the gauge allowed me to easily find loose or tight spokes. On a rim that ran within 0.010" of true I found a few. With a Park Professional truing stand, a Campy wheel dishing tool and this tension gauge I can now measure every variable that can be adjusted in wheel building and maintenance. I am very happy with the tool.

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                        4.0

                        Simple and easy to use

                        By Rob H

                        from Bristol UK

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Grip
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • City Bikes
                          • Keep In the Garage
                          • Mountain Bikes
                          • Road Bikes

                          Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

                          I found the spoke gauge a great asset when building wheels and it's a fraction of the price of the competition

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Say goodbye to spoke and truing issues

                          By Fat Man

                          from Sydney, Australia

                          About Me Competitive Cyclist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

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                                Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

                                I can't believe how good this product is...great instructions...went a whole DH meeting without a spoke issue

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                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Helpful

                                By Generic Caucasian

                                from Doggerland

                                About Me Avid Cyclist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Keep In the Garage

                                  Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

                                  I've always built wheels using the musical pitch of the plucked spokes to determine the appropriate tension. That has worked well (never had to true a wheel, never broken a spoke, never cracked a rim on any wheel I've built in the last 15 years or so) along with following the advice in the book The Bicycle Wheel by Jobst Brandt. However, I've always been a little uneasy that perhaps the spoke tensions weren't being controlled as accurately as they should. This meter has put my mind at ease (i.e. pitch tensioning works if you have a decent ear) and incidentally proven that at least for the rims I've used (Velocity, Bontrager, Kinlin, Sun) , spoke tension can be at 150 - 170 kgf (per this tool) without cracking the rim. That's nice to know since wheels with high even spoke tension are less likely to go out of true. Now I have more confidence I'll be able to build reliably durable wheels.

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