ononeorange - Member
The finned pads seem really expensive - are there any bargains out there with normal pads?
Also, can Shimano brakes be (easily) bled? Never touched 'em before but have ended up with a set by accident on an ex-demo bike.
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First off, what a fantastic psa!
Ok, yes Shimano brakes are very easy to bleed once you have been tuitioned correctly into hydraulic systems..I will give you a little tip...it's a lot easier to fill the funnel then open the bleed nipple and let it slowly bleed it's self out naturally then tighten the bleed nipple and pump the lever a few time to pump out trapped air. There are quite a few ways to bleed hydraulic systems but my clients tell me this is by far the easiest for them to grasp, also once bled take the yellow spacer out undo the bleed nipple and slowly pull the lever half way down then tighten the bleed nipple and slowly return the lever. This just gives a better bite as xt brakes have quite a close to the bar bite. Hope this helps. Also just out of interest, I give this a 2 spanner out of five for maintenance bike skill level on my course.