As some of you may be aware the deviant Mahayanists have in the past referred to Theravadins as the smaller wheel of dharma. Tsk, tsk naughty wheel rimmers.
The Hinyana is closer to the axle rod, or central pole of Dharma (aka Prophet Sheikh YA Moony).
In other words the small wheel is tighter and closer to the core but being up tight and spinning faster is not reflective of the whole wheel or vehicle.
All Mahayanists must eventually move towards Shakyamuni Buddha or a similar Dharma ex-Prince. They may be on the other side of the vehicle but travel is interdependent.
If you are attracted to a part of the wheel, that is spin. If the wheel is spinning around your stillness then Oh Buddha thanks for the means of travel . . .