Fit A Shimano Hollowtech Crankset

Introduction

Shimano Hollowtech cranks have a hollow axle that is connected to the right-hand crank. They are simple to fit.

Step 1

<h3>Step 1</h3><p>Push the hollowtech axle in from the right-hand side.</p>
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Push the Shimano Hollowtech axle in

Push the hollowtech axle in from the right-hand side.

Step 2

<h3>Step 2</h3><p>Ease the left-hand Shimano Hollowtech crank onto the axle make sure it's exactly parallel to the other crank.</p>
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Fit the left hand Shimano Hollowtech crank

Ease the left-hand Shimano Hollowtech crank onto the axle make sure it's exactly parallel to the other crank.

Step 3

<h3>Step 3</h3><p>Push the plastic safety tab back into the slot in the left-hand Shimano Hollowtech crank.</p>
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Fit the Safety Tab

Push the plastic safety tab back into the slot in the left-hand Shimano Hollowtech crank.

Step 4

<h3>Step 4</h3><p>Screw in the plastic pre-load cap. It goes in finger tight with a special plastic tool.</p>
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Screw in the Pre-load Cap

Screw in the plastic pre-load cap. It goes in finger tight with a special plastic tool.

Step 5

<h3>Step 5</h3><p>Tighten the pinch bolts in turn a little at a time. The Shimano Hollowtech crankset has now been fitted properly.</p>
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Lock the Left Hand Shimano Hollowtech Crank

Tighten the pinch bolts in turn a little at a time. The Shimano Hollowtech crankset has now been fitted properly.