Questions tagged [hydraulic-disc-brake]

Hydraulic disc brakes use fluid (either mineral oil or automotive brake fluid) to transmit brake pressure from the handlebar levers to the disc brakes on the wheel.

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Is it safe to run disc brakes up front on a mountain bike that lacks a disc caliper mounting point in the rear?

Upon sharing my thoughts in an answer to a Bicycle Stack Exchange question, I wondered about my suggestion to use a disc brake up front on a frame that, lacking a disc brake caliper mounting point at ...
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Combining Deore XT 9-speed shifters with Deore XT BR-M8000 (I-Spec-II)

I wanted to convert my trekking bike to a mountain bike, and replace the Deore XT V-Brakes with disc brakes. However, the bike still has a perfectly functional Deore XT groupset (9-speed; unsure about ...
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Replace Shimano MT500 Caliper

I'm not finding a huge amount of information online about doing a caliper (only) replacement. My rear Shimano MT500 is having issues and I urgently need to get it working, therefore I've purchased a ...
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Shimano MT500 leaking from bleed port

My rear Shimano MT500 hydraulic disk brake has acting up for a while. After doing a full bleed and new set of pads it would be fine for about 2 weeks then start rapidly losing performance and ...
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Best type of brake pads during winter conditions for disc brake bikes

I'm going to be riding my bike daily during the rainy Belgian winter (-2°C to +5°C). If it snows or freezes the roads will be covered with salt. I'm using the 105 R7000 series hydraulic disc brakes. ...
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Leak in my disc brakes

I had a small crash and the other day I checked my bike for damage. I found that there is very small leak on my brake hose where it meets the lever. I tried pushing the lever but nothing came out so ...
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New hydraulic disc brake has less stopping power than old rim brake—why?

Recently, I upgraded to a Rockrider 540 bicycle. My previous bicycle (a similar but simpler model) had rim brakes, this one has hydraulic disc brakes. On the new bicycle, the stopping power of the ...
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Is this bike suitable for a male

Is this bike suitable for men?
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Does this bike use hydraulic brakes?

Hi. I want to buy this bike. Is it hydraulic?
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Swapping position of Shimano shifter and brake lever

I have Shimano Acera shifter and Shimano MT200 hydraulic brakes. The brake lever is mounted outside and shifter is mounted inside of handle bar. See picture below. I want to swap position of this two ...
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Air transport of a MTB with hydraulic brakes

I would like to transport my MTB on an airliner's cargo hold. What are the requirements concerning hydraulic brakes, do they need to be flushed?
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Will an MTB hydraulic brake lever be compatible with road hydraulic brake caliper?

I'm looking for a brake caliper that will be compatible with an XTR brake lever. As I browse through Shimano's line of lightest brake caliper, I found that Dura-Ace is the lightest but it's a road ...
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TRP Hy/Rd callipers rubbing

I’ve just installed a set of TRP HY/RD brakes and I can’t seem to stop the front ones from rubbing the rotor. I’ve tried realigning the calliper but it seems to be rubbing on both sides not just one. ...
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Using a new but potentially dirty olive and barb when shortening hydraulic brake hosing

I wish to shorten the hose on a hydraulic brake system (model is TRP hylex) i have an unused TRP olive and barb, however unfortunately they have been knocking about in a tray with an old chain and ...
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Hydraulic discs on commuter bike

Does anyone have any recommendations in favor/opposed to hydraulic disc brakes on a commuter bike? I'm considering building up a new commuter with discs but, as an old-school kinda person, I have no ...
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Sram Guide R brakes getting spongy

Long time Shimano brakes user, I've recently (few months ago) got a new MTB with Sram Guide R brakes. At the beginning those felt great - not as "biting" as Shimano SLX / XT I'm used to, but feeling ...
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Hydraulic mtb-style brake lever on drop handlebars

tl;dr Does anyone know of an existing hydraulic brake lever (eg (like this)) that can clamp on a 31.8mm bar or can anyone think of a way I can hack/bodge/modify one? I'm thinking similar to how CX ...
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Why are brake levers still bent in form to accomodate more than one finger?

I thought of it for a while now. Our brake levers look like this: Why aren't they designed more like this? Is there a purpose for the extra space? Is two-finger braking still essential in hydraulic ...
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What are real advantages of brake hose junction connectors?

I just received my new brake callipers and handles. They come pre-assembled with hoses and a "hose junction connector". These are the same as Dan Lloyd has in the below video: ...
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Brake system replacement

Currently I have a Tektro Auriga brake system. I don't like the Auriga brakes at all, so I decided to replace them with Deore XT BR-M800. At front I have 180mm disk and between the caliper and fork ...
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140mm rear rotor for bike packing

Currently my bike has cable actuated disc brakes, which I will upgrade to Ultegra 8070 callipers and RT-800 Ice Tech rotors. I use the bike for road, some gravel and bike packing. The current rotors ...
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Disc brake pistons won't stay in

I'm trying to replace my brake pads but when I try to push one piston in, the other one will come out and when I push it back in the previous one will do the same... how do I fix this so that both ...
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TRP quadiem brakes - lever not in place

Today I got my new YT Tues bike and I've noticed that front brake lever came off the piston and I have no idea how to get it in place if it is even possible? Is it defective or can I fix it? Rear ...
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Convert urban/hybrid with hydraulic disk brakes from flat handlebars to drops [duplicate]

I have a urban style bike that I want to convert from flat bars to drops. Can anyone suggest brake levers that: will be compatible with the BR-M355 calipers that came with the bike will be ...
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Cannondale MTB hydraulic brakes

Brake lever pulls straight in to handle bar and brake not working, have tried putting more fluid in but it’s still not working,has anyone got any ideas?
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How to get grease out of my brake rotor holes

I got an as-is bike used that came with disc brakes. Both brakes squealed so I cleaned both rotors and both sets of pads. That fixed the back one but not the front one. I removed the pads and noticed ...
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Giant Defy Advanced 2 brake replacement

I just bought a 2019 Giant Defy Advanced 2, with Giant's "Conduct SL Disc" brake system and it's the only thing about the bike I don't like, for many reasons. But my question is, are the rotor mount ...
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Do dirty brake pads cause them to wear faster?

I have a road bike and a mountain bike which both use shimano B01S brake pads. The road bike has done 4000km and the mountain bike has done 320km. The brake pads on the road bike look brand new while ...
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Front disk brake squealing

I know that squealing brakes are fairly typical questions but I have not found a solution yet. My bike is a Haibike with Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disk brakes and in recent years I ride in ...
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Constantly engaged disc brakes, how hydraulic brakes retract?

I'm building a little velomobile and I'm thinking of creating a handbrake (park brake) feature where I'd engage the brakes when I leave it somewhere so it can not move (slope, get stolen or whatever). ...
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Discs rubbing no matter what I do

So a couple of days ago I regreased my back wheel hub bearings, put it back together so there's no play, golden. But when I put it back in the bike one side is constantly rubbing. Tried loosening ...
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How can I fix brake pads being too tight even after pushing the pistons back in?

I just got delivery of a road bike with SRAM Red disc brakes. It was delivered with little inserts in the brake pads to prevent accidental squeezing of the lever when the rotor was not in. When I put ...
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Can hydraulic brake levers get hot when brakes overheat?

If your hydraulic brakes get hot, can this heat ever travel to your brake levers. Can your levers feel hot or is this my imagination?
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How can I know my brake fluid needs changing?

I have a few bikes with shimano disc brakes. I know changing the fluid is something that can be done and I could probably work out how to do it but I don't know what to look out for to know its time ...
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Shimano MTB levers with Shimano flat mount road disk brakes (hydraulic)

Can you use Shimano MTB levers with Shimano flat mount road disk brakes (hydraulic)? Cheers
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What do I do about a hydraulic disk brake piston that won't retract correctly?

My dual piston Shimano XT brakes are acting strange... One piston won't return to the right place, so one brake pad can be rubbing all the time, which doesn't let my wheel spin freely... I have done ...
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Where to find replacement Clarks Skeletal right brake? [closed]

I had completely fixed a stuck piston, when I bloody managed to perfectly snap a reservoir screw so I have no chance of removing it. I’ve had a look online, but I can’t find anywhere selling either ...
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Does it matter if I let my brakes drain when when taking system apart?

I'm going to be taking apart a Clarks Skeletal Hydraulic Brake system to try and identify what's wrong with it (trying to remove/unstick a piston), so I was wondering does it matter whether I just ...
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Stuck compressed piston on a Clarks Skeletal Hydraulic Brake

I've opened up the reservoir and tried resetting the piston on the bleed nipple side and it won't budge. I haven't ridden this bike for about a year and the front wheel was off, and I also noticed ...
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Disc brake keeps making ping-like shudder

I have a commuter bike with Tektro MD-285 hydraulic disc brakes. I commute about 14 miles every day (7 in, 7 out) in most types of weather, but I am not a performance cyclist by any means. It's just a ...
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New bike's disc brake rubbing the pads

there, I just got a new motobecane bike off of bikesdirect and it comes with this disc brake SHIMANO DISC-BRAKE SET ULTEGRA, ST-R8000, BR-R8000 FOR 25MM MNT, RESIN PAD SHIMANO KSMMAR160DDA MOUNT FOR ...
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How to chose the correct hydraulic disc brake rotor size for touring bike?

I have ordered a Shimano Deore M6000 disc brake set. What rotor size should I chose for my touring bike? I am 85 kg and my bike is approximately 15-20 kg.
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Avid Juicy 3 brake piston problems

I have an 8-year-old old Avid Juicy 3 and I accidentally pressed the front brake lever while the wheel was removed. I used a flat-head screwdriver to reset the pistons. When I spin the wheel after ...
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How tight should I screw my thru-axles?

I have a new road bike with thru axle and disc brakes (Ultegra). I noticed that depending on the how tight I screw the axle in the frame, the brake disc will be closer to either side of the brake pads....
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Convert MTB mechanical disk brakes to hydraulic

I want to convert my mechanical disk brakes to hydraulic. I don't know what size calipers to get. I plan on using the same rotors.
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Shimano bolts; oversized hex driver holes? Planning for failure?

This is frustrating me. I recently bought Shimano Dura Ace ST-R9120 hydraulic levers/BR-R9170 calipers combination. Got to the stage of bleeding the brakes and removing the bleed caps from the tops of ...
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Is there way to fix a disc brake rotor if slightly bent?

Rear disc on my Acid 2016 is little bit bent so while riding it makes a strange noise when that part of disc comes through the caliper. Is there any way fix that or should I buy new disc?
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Can I swap front & back brake levers on Shimano ST-RS685? (hydraulic road disk brakes)

I have Shimano ST-RS685 hydraulic disk brake set. I'm used to having front brake lever on the right and rear on the left. (UK). But this bike has front on the left and rear on the right. Is it ...
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How to install pre bled brakes with internally routed frame

I have a 2017 Salsa Mukluk with an internally routed rear brake. I bought Shimano XT hydraulic brakes to replace the low end mechanicals that came on the bike. My problem is that the brakes came pre-...
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Maintenance on hydraulic disc brakes

With a bike featuring Shimano 486 Hydraulic Disc brakes and levers, what should I do if I wanted to maintenance them? I have no experience of brakes other than V-brakes so where do I begin? The front ...