Tool to tighten front center lock (that houses the rotors)
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    Question Tool to tighten front center lock (that houses the rotors)

    Hey guys,

    I run a Pivot Vault Ultegra 6800 Di2 with Hydraulic brakes and while riding today noticed that there was some play with the center front rotors which are center lock.

    Anyhow, I took off the wheel and hand tightened it which fixed the problem for the time being.

    So my question is this:

    What tool do I need to get to really tighten it so it doesn't happen again?

    I found this:

    Amazon.com : Park Tool Cassette/Rotor Lockring Removal Tool - FR-5/FR-5G : Bike Hand Tools : Sports & Outdoors

    But I'm not 100% sure it'll do the job.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

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    Yes. It need to be *way* more than hand tight.

    Fortunately, the same tool works for centerlock rotors and cassettes at the back, so you'll get double-duty out of it.

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    Thank you!

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    That tool doesn't work if you have a 15mm or 20mm thru-axle. You need this:

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    What's that tool called? by chance, could you link me on amazon.com...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkerBike View Post
    What's that tool called? by chance, could you link me on amazon.com...
    That's the Park Tool BBT-9. "The BBT-9 also fits rotor disc lockrings which use 16 external notches."

    There's the something new I needed to learn today! Thanks.

    So, if your rotor lockring has 16 notches around its outside diameter, then you need the BBT-9. (Which doubles as a Shimano external bearing cup bottom bracket tool.)

    If it's thin and smooth around the outside diameter and the notches are on the inside of the ring, you'll need the FR-5, linked to in the original post.

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    Yep, this is exactly it! Thank you!

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