The key to wheels that are strong and reliable is having spokes that are properly and uniformly tensioned. The 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 spokeno 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. Its a tool that belongs on every workbench.