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Park Tool BB Install Spanner & Tool HollowTech II

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Solid Tool from ParkTools

The Good:

Quality Made + Good Price

The Bad:

Hollowtech at bottom sort of unnecessary

Overall Review:

Must have tool for anyone with external bb. The hollowtech tool at the bottom end I've never needed, mainly because I haven't had shimano type hollowtech bottom brackets.  Also, most of the time, that hollowtech tool is included with Shimano Cranks anyways, kinda an extra not needed.  However gotta give credit to Park Tools for adding a combo to the end of the spanner.Quality Product and a must have if you ride near mud and water, helps uninstall the bb and clean out of your bottom bracket area to regrease.

Too short for intended use

The Good:

Bites well on Shimano and Truvativ external bottom brackets.

The Bad:

Handle is too short for removing tight bottom brackets. The HollowTech installation tool on the end of the handle makes this problem worse.

Overall Review:

I've used this wrench many times to install and remove bottom brackets, but every time I find myself reaching for a piece of pipe as an extension - the handle is just too short. The included HollowTech tool is great for Shimano Cranks, and works as intended, but it's right at the end of the handle. I removed it pretty quickly. This tool has the right fit and strength for its purpose, but it doesn't have the leverage needed for the job.


Product Park Tool BB Install Spanner & Tool HollowTech II
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Miscellaneous Park Tool BB Install Spanner & Tool HollowTech II. Tools. The BBT-9 is used to remove and install Shimano Hollowtech II bottom brackets. One end of the BBT-9 securely engages the 16 notches of the bottom bracket cups, while the other end engages the 8 internal splines of the crank arm adjustment cap. .... .
Price $15.35
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