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  • Shimano M8120 Brake Hose
  • Premier Icon vincienup
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    Evening, hopefully this will be an easy question.

    I need to know which brake hose my M8120’s have.

    I’ve botched hose shortening and I’m going to need to buy a hose and olive set, but I don’t know whether I need 2.3mm (brass) or 2.1mm (SS) without taking it all apart again. The hose, helpfully, only says ‘Shimano High Power Hose’ on it. Afaik the Olive truly is universal… ?

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Bh90

    Premier Icon vincienup
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    Ah. I think it’s BH90?

    Premier Icon vincienup
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    Lol Simon wins fastest finger…

    Thanks! 😀

    Premier Icon PJay
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    It’s SM-BH90-SBM.

    I tried to find out via Shimano what the difference was between SM-BH90-SBM & the SM-BH90-SB I had was and got the following answer:

    I have checked in with our tech team on this and can confirm that there is a difference in the banjo between the SB and SBM that allows for greater heat dissipation.
    If you are using the 2 piston caliper then either the SB or SBM hose will be suitable
    If you are using the 4 piston caliper then please only use the SBM hose.

    However this seems a little odd as some Shimano 4 pots use straight connections (so no banjo).

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    The OP isn’t changing hose, just shortening, which is done at the lever end so the connection to the caliper is irrelevant.

    Premier Icon PJay
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    Fair enough but “...buy a hose and olive set” sounds like the whole caboodle.

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Oh yeah, missed that bit, sorry 🙂

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