New shimano brakes – hose too short – what do I need

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  • mdavids
    Member

    Thinking of ordering some deore M486 brakes but the rear hose is too short. I have a length of hose off some knackered elixirs, will I be able to use this with shimano fittings?

    Also can I re-use the fittings off the new brake or do I need to buy some new ones and if so are:

    these

    the ones I need?

    Kato
    Member

    Buy new inserts. The ones in the link are fine. No idea about your spare hose though

    mdavids
    Member

    great cheers!!

    Premier Icon dirtyboy
    Subscriber

    Elixirs use dot fluid, shimanos use mineral oil I’d avoid trying to reuse the elixir hose or you may have cross contamination, do you know how hard this is to type with 2bottles of wine in yer system.

    sv
    Member

    Superstar hose works well.

    T1000
    Member

    Recommend hope universal kit (as it has reusable fittings and split olives)

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