I have SRAM Guide R hydraulic brakes.
The problem is, the rear brake piston won't come out from the lever body. so I decided to bleed it but it's still less responsive even though I already lubricated the piston assembly with DOT fluid.
Here's what I did:
- Removed the wheel and brake pads from the calliper, then inserted the bleed block.
- Prepared my syringes with DOT 5.1 fluid. 1 is 1/4 full and the other one is 3/4.
- Removed the bleeding cup of the calliper and inserted the 3/4 full syringe and close the clip.
- Set the lever full extended and used a rubber band to hold and squeeze the lever to the handle bar.
- Removed the bleed screw on the lever and inserted the 1/4 full syringe.
- Started the bleeding procedure by opening the clip of the syringe attached on the calliper and push the syringe.
- I can see the old fluid coming in the syringe on the lever. I pushed until 1/4 and closed the clip of the syringe attached on the calliper.
- Removed the syringe attached on the calliper and inserted back the bleed cup/screw.
- Removed the rubber band from the lever and pulled the handle of the syringes attached on the lever to removed the air from the system and closed the clip.
- Removed the syringes from the lever body and reinserted the bleed screw.
- Cleaned the lever body and calliper with glass cleaner.
- Reinserted the pads and wheel.
- Fully squeezed the lever and touched to the handle and squeezed again but the lever didn't touch to the handle bar again.
Now, the problem is the piston is not responsive but its better than before I bled system.
Do you think its better to upgrade with saint or zee?