Wheel Tension App

The Wheel Tension App is a web-based tool for use with the Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter. It was created in collaboration with Dr. Julie Howat and Dr. Colin S. Howat.

The first section provides a table which converts TM-1 readings to kgf values for a selected spoke, including non-standard steel sizes not listed in the TM-1 Tension Meter Conversion Table.

The second section is a Wheel Tension Balancing app, which helps the user achieve consistent overall wheel tension by analyzing and visualizing spoke tension. Balancing the relative tension produces a better quality wheel and is useful in diagnosing potential rim and wheel damage.

For a complete overview of how to use this app, see the Wheel Tension App Instructions.

NOTE: Wheel data files are only saved for one year before being deleted. See instructions for how to store data for future use.