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Bleeding brakes


BLACKvoodoo

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Quite a few tutorials on the Youtubes.

 

Basically you bleed against gravity as the bubbles rise to the top. (Thats the theory)

 

Make sure to remove the pads and replace them with the dedicated caliper blocks. Most brakes can be done without having to replace any olives or o-rings but it doesn't hurt to do so.

 

Good fun and satisfying to do. Can also be a nightmare and total depro inducing exercise.

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LBS's will always over-rate the difficulty - less business for them. If you follow the procedure (many on the net for different brands) it's very easy. 9/10 times you will get a better result than having it done at a shop, as you are taking your time and care with the job. VNB make sure you use the correct fluid for the brake. ie there is a big difference between DOT 5.1 oil and say 5wt oil - you can stuff up systems by getting this wrong...

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this is as easy as pie. takes less than 5 minutes if you have a bleeding kit. Get one from CWC for under R200. The best investment I ever made. Everytime i change my pads, I rebleed, as pushing out the calipers on my juicy ultimates tends to spill some fluid.

Also, you would be surprised to see the amount of shait that comes out of the hoses.....

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Avid you need the patience of a nun unless you darkside gifted.

Shimano even your gran would have success. :thumbup:

I have avid's and it is real easy

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I have avid's and it is real easy

Your name even looked like nun for a sec,maybe the 2012...

They where so good internal design was scrapped from 2011 :P

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