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  • Shimano direct mount chainring tool- which one
  • scruff
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    Need a tool to tighten the SLX 12spd chainring to XT cranks, it’s the same size as newer plastic BB tool but the lockings really thin and not much clearance so can’t tighten up with the plastic one.

    https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb25545980/p5pb25545980.jpg

    Any suggestions? I like tools and want to have it myself rather than take to LBS.

    gotbike
    Free Member

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/394610270233?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=revcl4mcqec&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=6YfCa0A_QQi&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

    I’ve got one of these which does the job fine. Slides over the axle. Clamp the tool in a vice and then turn the crank to tighten/loosen.

    Edit: I’d also recommend getting the relevant size security torx and loctiting all of those 8 bolts holding ring on to spider – they can come loose as per my post about a month ago.

    scruff
    Free Member

    Thanks

    noeffsgiven
    Free Member

    You can’t go wrong with the £6 blue one off eBay, quality item, mine still looks like new after a dozen or so uses. It really exposes just how overpriced others are, especially Park.

    anderzz
    Free Member

    S SMAUTOP Direct Mount Chainring Lockring Tool, Bicycle 12-Speed Direct Mounting Disc Removal Tool Chainring Mounting Sleeve Crank Arm Puller Crankset Mounting Sleeve https://amzn.eu/d/c51tvdD

    Amazon one did fine for me

    scruff
    Free Member

    Checked the T-15 bolts all seemed tight. Tried undoing one to apply loctite but it started to get munched up straight away so will leave them and recheck after a while.

    whatyadoinsucka
    Free Member

    those bolts are factory fitted and not meant to be removed, the PDF’s dont even have them as a partno.

    send back under warranty if they do loosen and/or fall out

    scruff
    Free Member

    Blue eBay tool turned up, it’s really well made and a pleasure to use. Thanks for the help.

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