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How to Bleed Shimano Disc Brakes – Mountain Bike Maintenance


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Here Neil runs you through bleeding your Shimano mountain bike disc brakes. This is a job you should do every now and again when your brakes start to feel spongy or less powerful
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Keep your brakes running perfectly with Neil's step by step pro guide to bleeding your brakes. One thing to be aware of is that Shimano brakes use mineral oil, not DOT like most other manufacturers. When you bleed your brakes, you need to remove your pads – this will prevent you contaminating the pads with oil.

Some good things to have to hand when you're doing this job are a disc brake cleaner, alcohol wipes, a couple of zip ties (or go old-school and use a toe-clip strap) and some rubber gloves – disc brake fluid can be nasty stuff.

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