- Fitting and shortening a Rockshox Reverb hose??
This has probably been done before but if I want to shorten a Reverb hose do I really really need the bleed kit?
And do I need a new barb? I’ve read somewhere that if its a 2012 model onwards, you don’t need a new barb? If so how do I tell which year mine is?
At the very least I will need to disconnect the lever to route the hose in my frame internally. Any tips to avoid having to bleed the system??Posted 4 years ago
I’m envisaging that I’ll thread the hose through, and would then shorten it carely in a manner such to avoid bleeding (i.e. chop the hose beyond the point where any fluid was lost). I managed to shorten some brake hoses once and avoided needing to bleed those.
If the syringes I’ve used for brakes (think it was Shimano ones I last bled months ago now) are clean, can I use these or is there still a chance of remnants of mineral oil contaminating any new fluid?
Or are reverb bleed kits specific?Posted 4 years agotonydMember
Looking at the tech video and the post itself it looks like the reverb uses the same bleed ports as Avid brakes. These require a little screw in attachment on the end of the hose that comes with the bleed kit.
What do Shimano use these days?
As for the mineral oil, not sure on that. Do you have any IPA? You could try to rinse the syringes and then blow some IPA through to ensure they’re fully clean.
Am I right in assuming the fluid in reverbs is standard Dot 5.1 fluid? Hope so as I have an Avid bleed kit and lots of 5.1 in the garage!Posted 4 years ago
I think the syringes look the same and connection possibly isbut the reverb uses 2.5wt suspension fluid?
The syringes I had got used for avid, then I sold the avids and got shimano. Used the same syringes after a thorough clean with no issues.
Suppose there should be no issues with this also, if I clean thoroughly…Posted 4 years ago
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