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Effetto Mariposa Giustaforza II PRO 2-16 "Correct Force" Torque Wrench

Review: Effetto Mariposa Giustaforza II PRO 2-16 "Correct Force" Torque Wrench

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We Liked

High precision

Built to last a lifetime

Easy to use

Looks cool

Bicycles have come a long way particularly in the last 20 years, the list of materials and engineering used now days of bicycle components is similar to the aerospace industry or Formula One racing. To correctly assemble a bike, performing daily maintenance even the home bike mechanic should use high quality precision tools for the safety and longevity of their trusty steeds. The Giustaforza II PRO 2-16 "Correct Force" Torque Wrench is such a tool made specifically for bicycle assembly and maintenance. This is especially true for expensive carbon fiber frames and components where just cranking down to where it feels tight is just not good enough anymore. I don’t care if you routinely twist maximum torqueage You hear me Miss Vito?

You paid a pretty penny for that carbon bar and stem why risk failure of these expensive parts because you under or over torqued the fixing bolts. I have always used a torque wrench even when putting on lug bolts on my cars but the wrenches for autos are not suitable for the delicate bicycle components. I tested the Giustaforza II PRO 2-16 against a cheap torque wrench made for auto and I was really surprised how inaccurate the auto wrench really was at the lower settings needed.

I don’t know about you but I like to ride my bikes fast; be it ripping a corner at 50mph on my road bike, jumping 40 foot gap on my DH rig, or riding muddy, snow and ice covered CX courses some might even say I have a screw lose. I can for sure say that all the bolts on my bikes are tight and torqued to specification. I take no chances when it comes to my equipment and neither should you. The same is true when building Project Privateer Litespeed CX Ti the high-end frame, high-end components deserve high quality precision tools to get the job done right.

Using the Giustaforza II PRO 2-16 "Correct Force" Torque Wrench is very simple and comfortable to use turn the adjusted knob so the white line in the tool window lines up with the scale that is in Nm at .5Nm increments, don't worry there is an included cheat sheet with Foot-pound and Inch Pound conversions along with instructions for proper use. Attach the bit holder and the correct size bit and get to doing the job right. After use return to the lowest setting of 2Nm give it a click and store in the custom padded storage box that is included do so and the tool will out live you.

Both the PRO and Standard Giustaforza II now have a rounded head, both have the same quality construction, high precision, both made to last a lifetime the only difference is the PRO is Red anodized and has a ratcheting head, the standard is black and non ratcheting costs are $184.95 standard and $249.95 The PRO model also includes a free recalibration when needed that being about 5000 clicks. Plus the Giustaforza II PRO 2-16 "Correct Force" Torque Wrench looks as cool as as it functions.

We Didn't Like

Are you kidding? No serious cyclist should be with out!

The Final Say

Professional mechanics in all industries know the value of high quality precision tools because doing their job right depends on them and bicycle industry is no exception. Using the Giustaforza II 2-16 "Correct Force" Torque Wrench PRO or Standard is needed to be sure that you are maintaining you bicycles properly. The useful life of your bicycle, components and your life depend on proper torque of critical component fixing bolts. Bolts do loosen over time, so why take chances when you do not need to. May the Giustaforza II 2-16 Correct Force be with you.

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