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 Post subject: Brake bleeding
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:24 pm 
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So having rectified the front mech issue - the correct one has fixed the issue along with spacing the bash guard 1.2mm from the spider - I have taken to giving the brakes a bleed.

I have shimano SLX brakes and an epic bleed solutions kit. Ive followed the process.

Before sealing the lever reservoir it says to sqeeze the lever 4-5 times to remove any air from the reservoir. The first sqeeze the leaver goes to the bar with successive pulls making it firmer to the point where the lever moves only a small amount. According to the instructions this is correct, you then seal the reservoir and install pads and the wheel.

The lever remains stiff, is this right? if not whats wrong?


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 Post subject: Re: Brake bleeding
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:08 pm 
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I use this video for when i bleed my xt brakes, seams to work well, hope it helps

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 Post subject: Re: Brake bleeding
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:48 am 
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It should be fairly stiff.

Hoes does it compare to the other lever?

If it is too firm try using a different sized pad spacer to adjust the lever pull before full pressure.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake bleeding
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:03 pm 
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The other lever moves a lot further but also needs bleeding. Will check that the pistons are set correctly.

Matt im not seeing a link or video on your post


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 Post subject: Re: Brake bleeding
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:13 am 
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#fixed it

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