8 Top Tips for Brake Bleeding Success

8 Top Tips for Brake Bleeding Success

Whether it be in an effort to save money, save time or to be safe in the knowledge that you know what to do when that spongy brake lever threatens to sabotage your next ride, brake bleeding can be a useful skill to have.

In this article I will try to share some of the tips I have learned along the way to help you bleed your brakes more efficiently.

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The Basics of Brake Bleeding

The Basics of Brake Bleeding

Those of you new to the idea of bleeding your own mountain bike brakes will be wondering if you're up to the task, or if it's time to surrender your bike to the local bike shop. Well I'm here to tell you that despite your initial fears as a prospective first timer, brake bleeding is not some dark art that only the elite cycle mechanics can practice.

With the right bleed kit, a little bit of know-how and 30 minutes to set aside you can easily breathe new life into your hydraulic mountain bike brakes.

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DOT Brake Fluid vs. Mineral Oil - and the Winner is..

DOT Brake Fluid vs. Mineral Oil - and the Winner is..

Most of you will know that hydraulic brakes are designed to use one of two main types of brake fluid - DOT fluid or Mineral Oil, and which one you pick is not a choice made by you or me, but rather by the brake manufacturers themselves. But which brake fluid is best and why do we have two to begin with?

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How Hydraulic Brakes Work

How Hydraulic Brakes Work

Hydraulic brakes have transformed mountain bike disciplines ever since their arrival. They enable us to go faster and stop harder. So what is it about hydraulic brakes which make them the stoppers of choice for professionals and trail riders alike?

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