- Do I need to bleed my brakes?
If you had one syringe + connection you could flush it through from bottom to top with the brake removed and get a firm brake without degassing the fluid.Just dont go shaking the bottle before filling the syringe.It wouldnt cost £15.
A brake can also feel spongy if the calliper is off-square.Even with a good bleed.Posted 6 years agoanotherdeadheroMember
Some brakes just squeel. If the lever feel is firm and it is not punmping out as they get hot, it dosn’t need bleeding.
To stop it squeeling, you need to change the resonant frequency of the system to one that is less annoying. Take it all apart, give it a good clean, swap some washers around. Might work, might not.Posted 6 years agomartinxyzMember
My marta on the rear of the hardtail can squeal if the hub (crossmax st) backs off a bit.There was a slight amount of play so i adjusted it by hand the first time it happened and cured it.It had nothing to do with the brake at all.. although the brake was the part making the noise! If that makes sense.Posted 6 years ago
My rear Avid Elixir brake is being a right pain. Ive noticed that after a few uses on a ride it starts to squeal terribly especially on longer descents. It also doesnt quite feel like it is stopping how it used to, it seems to have nothing and then just lock up.
I have tried changing pads and cleaning the rotor, which I recently changed over onto a new back wheel. So I think it must need bleeding, although the front one is working prefectly still.
Any ideas before I fork out £45 for an avid bleed kit!
ThanksPosted 6 years ago
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