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. Use our handy table to find out if your brakes use BH59 or BH90 hose inserts.
SRAM is quickly rolling out their new Bleeding Edge Technology to their new range of brakes throughout 2017. For you, this means that your trusty old Avid Bleed Kit will no longer cut the mustard. We'll show you how to adapt the SRAM Bleeding Edge tool to work with your existing bleed kit.
If you've ever struggled to get a firm feeling lever following a seemingly flawless Shimano brake bleed then this article is for you. Today we'll walk you through how to perform a quick, 5 minute mini bleed of your Shimano brakes in order to eradicate excess lever travel and help restore faith in your stoppers.
In this guide we'll show you how to bleed your RockShox Charger Damper. We'll be working on our Pike RCT3 fork for the purposes of this guide but the steps will be similar for the Charger Damper in your BoXXer fork too.
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.
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.
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?
If there's one thing better than learning from your mistakes, it's learning from somebody else's mistakes and when it comes to bleeding mountain bike brakes there are a few mistakes which crop up time and again. We'll explore them in this article.
Excess brake hose is unsightly and can sometimes interfere with your pedal strokes. As the brake manufacturers would rather give you too much than too little, shortening brake hoses is a job you will no doubt have to do at some stage. Thankfully shortening your brake hoses is not a difficult job and with the help of this detailed guide we'll show you just how easy it is.
Bleed your Avid brakes with us. We'll show you how to bleed your Avid disc brakes with our easy, step-by-step guide. Bleed instructions for all Avid disc models including DB, Juicy, Elixir & Code.
Bleed your Magura disc brakes today with our easy, step-by-step guide. Bleed instructions for all Magura disc models including MT2, MT4, MT6, MTS, Marta, Louise & Julie.
Bleed your Quad MTB disc brakes with our easy guide. Bleed instructions for Quad Duece, Sting, Dime, Axis, Tork & Nano models.