Learn how to remove a XT/XTR Spider in this easy to follow step by step tutorial.
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On this XTR system and XT is of this generation as well. You could remove the entire chainring spider as a unit, and you did that by using this tool; Park BBT-8 Tool. So then this whole set up sits on there like that. I suppose there is an advantage for cleaning it, you can get to areas that you never would be able to get at with a normal type of spider, put the lock ring back on. Here is the BBT-8 again.
Smaller cranks of this generation, they were hallowed, they didn't have the technology to make that as one piece with the spider, with the hollow shape to it. Now they do, smaller cranks are hollow, and the spider is integral with it, so that's how that goes together.