Gaviria wins Guangxi stage 1, Welsford and Wiasak triumph: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

October 20, 2017

Fernando Gaviria wins stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi; Welsford and Wiasak take Tour of Gippsland openers; Armstrong movie dispute to go to trial, Ballester and publisher seek justice; Brown signs two year contract extension with Slipstream Sports; Axeon Hagens Berman signs U23 world TT champ Mikkel Bjerg; Schneider fills the gap on Boels-Dolmans; Penton continues with Team Virtu; Crooks re-signs with Orica-Scott; What I’ve Learned: Sean Kelly; Strava expands social network beyond just activities; Silca updates T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque multi-tool; Former Little 500 winner launches Colorado cycling board game tournament; Video: Tour of Guangxi 2017 Pre-race; Video: Tour of Guangxi 2017 Stage 1 GoPro highlights;

Silca updates T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque multi-tool

by James Huang

Silca launched its neat T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque portable multi-tool and torque wrench earlier this year, and while its design was undeniably cool with its simple torsion-bar torque wrench, interchangeable parts, multiple configurations, and quick-engaging 72-tooth reversible ratchet handle, it also wasn’t without its faults.

A new update addresses those with an easier-to-read 2-8Nm scale on the Ti-Torque insert, and a move from magnetic-and-mechanical connections between all of the bits and pieces to a fully magnetic setup.

Other features carry over, including a generous assortment of bits (2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, and 6mm hex; T10, T20, and T25 Torx; and #2 Phillips), titanium and aluminum construction, a steel bit extender, and a waxed canvas carrying case. Retail price is US$99 / AU$175 / £100 / €119.

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