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BH59 or BH90 - Which Insert Do I Need?

BH59 or BH90 - Which Insert Do I Need?

Posted by Alex Mansell
BH59 or BH90 - Which Insert Do I Need?

If you are shortening your Shimano brake hoses and you are not sure which hydraulic hose insert to use then you have landed in the right place.

Below you will find a list of Shimano hydraulic brake model numbers arranged by lever/calliper combination. Simply look up your model number to identify whether you need the BH59 or BH90 hose insert.

Tip: Use Ctrl + F in your browser to quickly search for your model number if you know it.

Model Combination Hose Type
Lever Calliper BH59 BH90
BL-M9000 BR-M9000 X
BL-M9020 BR-M9020 X
BL-M820 BR-M820 X
BL-M8000 BR-M8000 X
BL-M8000 BR-M8020 X
BL-T8000 BR-M8000 X
BL-M7000 BR-M7000 X
BL-M615 BR-M615 X
BL-T675 BR-T675 X
BL-M640 BR-M640 X
BL-M6000 BR-M6000 X
BL-T6000 BR-M6000 X
BL-RS600 BR-RS405 X
ST-M4050 BR-M4050 X
ST-M3050 BR-M3050 X
BL-MT500 BR-MT500 X
BL-T445 BR-M446 X
BL-M425
BL-M396
BR-M395 X
BL-M365 BR-M365 X
BL-M315 BR-M315 X
ST-EF505 BR-M315 X
BL-S700 BR-S700 X
ST-R9120
ST-R9170
BR-R9170 X
ST-R9180 BR-R9170 X
ST-R8020
ST-R8070
BR-R8070 X
ST-R785 BR-RS805 X
ST-R785 BR-RS785 X
ST-R785 BR-R785 X
ST-RS685 BR-RS805 X
ST-RS685 BR-RS785 X
ST-RS685 BR-R785 X
ST-RS505 BR-RS785 X
ST-RS505 BR-RS505 X
ST-RS405 BR-RS785 X
ST-RS405 BR-RS505 X
ST-RS405 BR-RS405 X
BL-U5000
BL-U5010
ST-U5060
ST-U5080
BR-U5000 X

If your Shimano brake model number is not listed please contact us to let us know and we'll add it to the list.

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Alex Mansell is the founder of Epic Bleed Solutions, blogger and mountain bike enthusiast. His blog focuses primarily on providing guidance to fellow MTB enthusiasts during brake bleeding. Follow Alex on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

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