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Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter

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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 20 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (8)

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      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!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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

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                5.0

                Say goodbye to spoke and truing issues

                By Fat Man

                from Sydney, Australia

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

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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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                        5.0

                        Useful tool

                        By Tom

                        from Vancouver BC

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

                              People comment about this tool being accurate or inaccurate... I couldn't say since I do not have another means to check spoke tension. However, when I tension to the recommended level, the spokes do feel about right. This tool allows me to get consistent tension and locate problems.

                              I routinely break spokes on my rear wheel (even on handbuilt wheels from bike shops who don't know what they're doing). Though I have had good wheels in the past so I know it's possible. Now I can tune and check my wheels much more easily. I also don't need to take the time to go to the LBS to drop off and pick a wheel... and not know what I'm going to get.

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                              4.0

                              No frills, but not terribly accurate

                              By Nate

                              from Cambridge, MA

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Included Tension Chart
                              • Inexpensive

                              Cons

                              • Not very accurate

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

                                This tensio will give a fine reading for the home mechanic, but cannot match the accuracy of the DT Swiss or Wheel Fanatyk gauge (those are much more expensive, though).

                                I've built a couple sets of wheels using the Park tool -- it's adequate, but just.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Give your wheels some love!

                                By Chuck

                                from Kansas City

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate
                                • Easy to use
                                • Good instruction

                                Cons

                                • none

                                Best Uses

                                • On All Wheels
                                • Trouble Wheel Sets

                                Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

                                I never knew what a properly tensioned wheel set felt like. I didn't know if my spokes were tight or loose unless they were rattling around. I just tightened up my favorite set. Turns out they were about half tensioned and they still rode great. Park tools are easy to use and give great instructions.

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great asset for any keen mechanic

                                By Ash in OZ

                                from Atherton, QLD

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Cost Effective
                                • Simple to use
                                • Typical Park Quality

                                Cons

                                • Tight Fit On 20in Wheels

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter:

                                  A great product which really assist in building a strong wheelset.

                                  It is a tight fit however to use on 20inch BMX wheels.

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