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.
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.
In this guide we're going to show you how to bleed the newer (2012-on) Shimano brakes with the our new Shimano Bleed Kit. As many of you will know the bleed procedure has changed since the release of the latest brake models and has seen the inclusion of extra equipment to get the job done. We'll show you what's what.