When I attended the launch of the Canyon Lux World Cup in Koblenz, Germany last month, I was given a tour of Canyon’s production factory.
Once all of the parts are available for a specific bike, the frame and components head down an assembly line, with each station carrying out a different part of the build process.
At the end of the build, each bike heads to a mechanic’s station to carry out a PDI (pre-delivery inspection) check before it’s boxed and shipped out to the customer.
My inner tool nerd was quickly drawn out when I was guided towards one mechanic’s work station and caught a glimpse of the torque wrench the technicians were using.
The Canyon mechanics use a digital WiFi torque wrench that automatically adjusts itself to torque each and every bolt on a new bike. The torque wrench features LED lighting that illuminates on a scale as you reach the required torque.
Canyon has the ability to scan the QR code label on the underside of a bike and it can then discover exactly what torque each bolt was tightened to during the PDI.