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Old 12-03-17, 03:57 PM
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torque for brake caliper recessed nuts

I checked the park tools site, and I found 90 in-lbs is the torque for campagnolo brake caliper recessed nuts. That translates to about 10 n-m. I don't think I was too concerned about this when I assembled my CAAD8, but I'm migrating the components from the CAAD8 to an Eddy Merckx carbon frame - and this is my first build with a carbon frame.

I have a proper torque wrench, so I can tighten fasteners correctly.

10 n-m seems very high to me for a carbon fork and brake bridge. Maybe it's just my lack of experience with carbon frames and it's actually just fine.

Help put my mind at ease before I torque these down?
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It's interesting that Park shows different values for Shimano (70) and Campy (90.) Maybe you should check the Campy website?
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The Campy website says 10nm, and doesn't make any exception for a carbon frame vs steel or alloy.

Seems high, but OK.
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Most likely the brake mounts have an aluminum insert and can easily handle 10nm. I would contact Merckx for their recommendations.
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Yes, 10 nm is a pretty normal value for that bolt and any well designed carbon fork will be fine.
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