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What torque should I tighten my rear thru axle to on a carbon bike?

There is no max torque displayed for my rear axle however, the front says 11Nm.


  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,903

    This is the axle on my Scott. No torque recommendations. I always ensure it is pinched up tight as I have had the bike back from the LBS and the axle has started to unwind whist riding.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 12,015
    If it creaks, it's not tight enough. If it doesn't, then it is.
  • Check the manufactures website. 15Nm on mine
    Specialized Roubaix Pro Expert 2020
    Boardman HT Pro Ltd Ed MTB
    Boardman Pro Carbon Road Bike (Turbo Trainer)
    Charge Mixer
  • mr_eddymr_eddy Posts: 830
    Sounds like 11Nm is a good bet - Tighten it to that then with the bike upside down or in a stand try and move the wheel laterally with some force (not too much) , If its solid then you are probably all good - Not mega scientific but should work.

    I don't think being slightly under or slightly over would make a huge difference - The wheel is pressed into the road by your weight and as its not a drop out like QR it aint gonna fall off and being 1 or 2Nm either side I doubt would cause any frame issues
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