- Spongy brakes after changing pads and cleaning pistons
I had what I believed to be a sticky piston on my SLX brakes.
So following various online instructions I removed the wheel, then the pads and slowly worked the pistons out whereby I cleaned and greased them with red rubber grease.
I popped the pads back in but now my lever travels all the way back to the bar and the pistons don’t clamp the rotor with any signficant force.
I’m 99.9% certain I didn’t move the pistons too far out and loose fluid so any ideas what the problem could be?Posted 4 years ago
So I followed the above and pumped the rear brake until my forearm was bulging and I could feel the lever feel returing. Zip tied overnight again and felt fine on this mornings commute.
I didn’t fancy a bleed until I’ve got a workstand as bike maintenance leaning against a wall is always tricky.
Cheers all 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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