How much brake fluid do I need to bleed my brakes?
Nov 04, 2019

How much brake fluid do I need to bleed my brakes?

  50ml of brake fluid is enough to perform a bleed on one set of cycle brakes (front and rear)....
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What is meant by 'degassing' brake fluid?
Nov 04, 2019

What is meant by 'degassing' brake fluid?

Degassing will allow you to remove the tiny air bubbles trapped inside the brake fluid. By creating a vacuum inside...
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What is meant by wet and dry boiling points of brake fluid?
Nov 04, 2019

What is meant by wet and dry boiling points of brake fluid?

The Dry Boiling Point of brake fluid refers to the boiling temperature of fresh, new brake fluid from an unopened...
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What is the shelf life of DOT and mineral oil brake fluid?
Nov 04, 2019

What is the shelf life of DOT and mineral oil brake fluid?

  DOT Brake Fluid The shelf life of glycol-based DOT brake fluid is very poor due to its hygroscopic properties,...
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What's the difference between DOT 4 and DOT 5.1 brake fluid?
Nov 04, 2019

What's the difference between DOT 4 and DOT 5.1 brake fluid?

DOT 4 and DOT 5.1 are both glycol-based brake fluids and are used widely in the automotive and cycle industry....
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What's the difference between DOT brake fluid and mineral oil?
Nov 04, 2019

What's the difference between DOT brake fluid and mineral oil?

We actually wrote a whole article on this very subject which you can find here. For the purposes of this...
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How do I know which brake fluid to use in my brakes?
Nov 04, 2019

How do I know which brake fluid to use in my brakes?

The type of brake fluid you should use in your hydraulic brake depends on your brake model. You will usually...
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Which brake fluids are used in hydraulic bicycle brakes?
Nov 04, 2019

Which brake fluids are used in hydraulic bicycle brakes?

There are two types of brake fluid used in hydraulic bicycle bike brakes today: DOT Fluid and; Mineral Oil  ...
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I cannot reset my caliper pistons. What now?
Nov 04, 2019

I cannot reset my caliper pistons. What now?

  If you're having difficulty resetting the position of your caliper pistons it is probably because your brake has been...
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How does air in my brake system affect its performance?
Oct 24, 2019

How does air in my brake system affect its performance?

For hydraulic systems to work efficiently they must rely on an in-compressible fluid as a means of transferring forces. In...
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How do air and moisture get into the braking system?
Oct 24, 2019

How do air and moisture get into the braking system?

If you open the system to air, when shortening hydraulic hoses for example, this can lead to brake fluid loss...
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Should I drain the old fluid from my brake before bleeding?
Oct 23, 2019

Should I drain the old fluid from my brake before bleeding?

  Absolutely not. Draining the old brake fluid from your brake before starting the bleed process would be making the...
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