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Everything You Need to Know

As part of our ongoing commitment to excellent customer services, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions with their accompanying answers. If you’re looking for additional information - get in touch today.

Isn't this just another bike spoke tension gauge?

No, it's not!  While the body is the same, the spring is much stronger, custom made and calibrated to read in Loos gauge units.  Cables and solid spoke hold tension quite differently.  If you use a bike spoke gauge on a shroud, you will not be reading the correct value.  It took us a considerable time to design, order and calibrate the correct springs.  The other way, we would strongly suggest you do not use the Tyte One to measure the tension in your bike spokes.

Where can I buy the Tyte One Tensiometer?

Right here!  Please click on "Shop" above.

What is the price?


What can I use the tool for?

Measure tension in cables used in sailing, gymnastics equipment, balustrades and other applications

Why am I not reading the same number as with the Loos gauge?

Probably because the Loos gauge is out of calibration.  Please check against a known tension.

Tyte tools are calibrated against known tensions, not against Loos gauge readings.

Does the gauge need to be lubricated?

No.  Unlike the Loos gauge, the Tyte gauge does not need to be lubricated.

What are the specs?

For cable diameters 2.5-4mm (3/32" - 5/32")

Tensions from 30Kgf - 360Kgf (~300N - 3600N, 1400lbf - 1600lbf)

Single-hand use

Made of aluminum (does not rust)

Size: 120mm x 195mm (4-3/4" x 7-3/4")

Weight: 200g (7oz)

Accuracy (5% top of scale)

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