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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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Can a Shimano XT (mountain) hydraulic disc brake caliper be used with an Ultegra STI road brake lever?

Specifically, is the XT BR-M8020 mountain caliper compatible with an Ultegra hydraulic road brifter like like the ST-R8020 or ST-R8070? I have confirmed that they both use BH90 brake hose ("high ...
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Hayes Sole Disk Brakes, adjusters stiff/seized?

Second hand bike, my first time encountering Hayes Sole brake calipers. My brakes front and back have gone a bit weak so I wanted to tighten them up a bit. Each side of caliper has an allen key ...
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Just got a new bike and front hydraulic disk brakes not locking

Just got a brand new bike. the talon 3. And front brakes are not locking its all stock parts
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Tektro HTC 300 hydraulic fluid leakage

I made the mistake of pulling my brake leaver whilst the wheel was off, so the piston came out, and I lost quite a bit of oil. I pushed the piston back in, and proceeded to follow the bleed ...
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Brake fluid replacement

Whilst replacing my pads I made the mistake of pulling the brake lever, which pushed the piston too far, and thus lost loads of fluid. I've searched online for the type and quantity of fluid to ...
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How much more expensive are hydraulic disk brakes compared to mechanical disk brakes?

How much more expensive are hydraulic disk brakes compared to mechanical disk brakes? I'm asking this to determine which parts contribute to price differences across different models and brands. Is ...
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Are bleeding kit syringes single use?

I recently bought a bleed kit (for shimano brakes from shimano) and used it on my hydraulic brakes (successfully as far as I can tell). During cleaning up I noticed the syringe says it was for single ...
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Formula Oro K24 (rear) replacement/upgrade compatability

I need a rear hydraulic disc brake for a 160mm rotor which is still in good condition. Are there any particular levers which would match up well with the Formula K24 Oro? My front brake is fine. I'd ...
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Bike brake bleed question

so after bleeding my Tektro mineral oil brakes, the brakes appear to no longer be functional. when I depress the lever until it touches the handle bars. I am still able to spin the wheel. I think it ...
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Hydraulic disk brakes vs hydraulic rim brakes

I am considering buying a new bike and have two models in mind. One features hydraulic rim brakes from Magura and the other has hydraulic disk brakes. Despite searching on the Internet and asking bike ...
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Rear disk brakes stopped working in Trek DS 2

I have recently bought my first disk brake bike and after having the first ride, I noticed a slight rear disk brake rubbing noise. So, next day I decided to have a look and reposition the brake. Since,...
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Spongy brakes/ deeper brake press

My hydraulic brake (both left and right) has gotten weaker. I don't know how to say it, but it's like my brakes can now be pressed deeper. My front brake is so bad that it is touching the grips. I got ...
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Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes vs Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brakes [closed]

My current bike has this brake set: "Tektro HD-M285 post mount hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm 6-bolt rotors and Tektro levers." I have read many places online that people prefer "Shimano M315, ...
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What did I just do? Fluid shot out of my handlebar when pushing my caliper in

I just bought a new road bike with hydraulic disc brakes, using a Shimano Ultegra R8020 Groupset. The pad was rubbing on the rear rotor and it wouldn't recenter when pumping the brake. The brake lever ...
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Can hydraulic disk brakes be incrementally upgraded?

Background: I used to have a bike with Magura HS33 hydraulic V-brakes which I liked a lot. A while back I bought a new bike with Shimano M395 disc brakes. I've had the bike a little over a year now ...
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Interoperability of hydraulic disc brakes and levers between model lines/manufacturers

My bike came with Shimano Deore XT M765 hydraulic disc brakes and Shimano Deore XT M756 hydraulic levers Dual Control units. I wonder whether the calipers from one manufacturer can be connected to ...
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Disc of front brake rubs under force

I ride a road bike with carbon frame and fork an hydraulic flat mount disc brakes. A fews days ago the front disc was slightly rubbing on the braking pad, so I readjusted the position of the braking ...
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Does and adapter for a direct mount caliper to post mount fork exist?

I have a CAAD12 disc which I'd like to fit SRAM Force 22 hydraulic to. I've been a bit enthusiastic buying things without really researching all the pitfalls of the different bits and bobs that go ...
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Steps to remove Ultegra and install SRAM Force disc brakes with internally routed hose

I have a CAAD12 disc with Ultegra, but I prefer SRAM, so I have got some nice new Force levers & calipers that I need to fit. This is my first experience with disc brakes. The front setup isn't a ...
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Quad QHD-4 Axis Disc Brakes stuck (can't push open)

I have Quad QHD-4 Axis Disc Brakes that were probably never maintained and are stuck. There was a lot of grime and dirt all over, the pads even rusted a bit. It probably locked due to this and I also ...
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Rear Wheel Brakes

I bought a secondhand Scott mountain bike with a hydraulic braking system. The front brake is dead but the rear feels like it is skidding. The brake lever is also a bit loose. What could be the ...
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Front hydrulic disc brake keeps going soft

I have some shimano disc brakes on my mtb. I have noticed every now and then the front brake lever goes soft. so much so I can't even fit one finger behind the brake lever. However pump it then I can ...
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Brand new bike. Briefly removed the rear disc brake caliper, now it's too tight

I have a 2017 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc 105 with less than 10 hours of ride time on it. (I got it in March as unsold stock from last year) I noticed that after I had ridden for a little while, ...
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Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brake not gripping rotor well enough to stop

I have two Motobecane commuter bikes with Tektro Draco hydraulic brakes. For several years we lived an apartment where the bikes had to hang vertically on a wall which would cause the brakes (...
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What type of Hayes hydraulic brake is this?

I am having trouble finding out which brake set from Hayes this is. I think they are from around 2003 or so. The brake levers were spray painted and I can't see anything about them anywhere. I'm ...
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Are disc brakes weak? And what is “bedding in”?

I've owned a couple of department store bicycles in the past with caliper brakes and I set the brakes up properly so when I squeezed the brakes the bike stopped pretty quickly. I test-rode a bicycle ...
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Hydraulic brake not working well

Recently I flipped my bike upside-down to get the wheel out as I don't have a workstand. Now the brake is not biting until the brake lever is on the handlebar. Is there anyway to fix this? Both the ...
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What are the reasons for these two very different post mount adapter designs?

I'm looking to adapt my 160mm post mount front fork to accept a 180mm rotor. As I'm looking between adapters, I find them falling into two very distinct categories, and I'm wondering if there are any ...
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Shimano SM-RT900 Dura Ace Center Lock Rotor on Ultegra

Is it possible to fit the Dura Ace Rotor (SM-RT900) if you have the Ultegra R8020 hydro disc . ?
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Magura rim brake does not work well on a new rim

I have a bike with 20inch wheels and Magura HS11 rim brakes. On the rear wheel I have just replaced the rim, because the old one had split after many thousand kilometres. The new rim is an Alex DM24 ...
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In shop maintenance - Specialized

I have been riding less than 6 months, mainly commuting to and from work. I got a Specialized Crosstrail Sport 2017. Now, when I bought the bike, they suggested I bring it in every 3 months for ...
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Shimano hydraulic disc brake lever and caliper compatibility

My bike has Shimano BR M775 brake calipers and BL M775 brake levers. The right lever for the rear brake has a broken screw in the reservoir, so it needs replacement. As BL M775 is no longer available ...
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Leaking lever - Shimano brakes M365

i recently took my bike to the LBS for brake service. Everything was fine until i noticed that the right lever (back brake) was leaking. Every time i press the lever, it sort of "burps" a bit of oil ...
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How to get a broken torx bit out of a bleed screw?

In the latest episode of my disastrous bike maintenance attempts, I got a sub-standard torx bit that broke off in the bleed screw of my Tektro Vela disc brake caliper. Here's a sligthly overexposed ...
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Hydraulic to mechanical conversion - cable routing

A family member has asked me to convert their hydraulic disk brake system (an old Hayes So1e) to cable disk brake. I believe the bike is only going to be used casually, so performance isn't paramount, ...
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TRP HY-RD brake pistons won't retract to take new pads [duplicate]

I'm replacing pads on my TRP Hy-Rd brakes. These are cable actuated hydraulics. Using tire levers, wrenches, etc. I have not been able to push the two pistons far enough apart to fit the rotor between ...
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Alternative way for truing disc brake rotor after a couple of truing procedures

2 days ago after the last ride my front rotor (Ashima AiRotor 203mm) twisted again in a small area on it (not hit in obstacle or overheated), I was almost ready to throw another half an hour from my ...
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Hydraulic disc brakes on cross bike (post mount)

I have just bought some post mount calipers (Shimano) to fit on a cyclocross bike and separately some 160mm discs. The calipers do not quite sit flush on the post mounts (front or back) before the ...
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Can I use Avid olive and connector insert in a Shimano brake?

Basically, this is the question: I can use the olives and connector inserts proper for Avid in a Shimano Deore M596 brake/hose? Has anyone tried and can report if it worked perfectly or if there was ...
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BR505 disc vs Ultegra 6800 caliper

I'm looking to get a built bike with either Shimano BR505 disc brakes or Ultegra 6800 caliper brakes. The bikes I'm looking at basically have the same frame and components. They both have the same ...
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How to tighten SRAM HRD Rival brake lever?

I have SRAM Rival HRD brake/gear shifters on my cross bike. It's a 1X setup. The left brake lever (this is the UK where rear brake lever is on the left, so it's the rear brake lever only) has lateral ...
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Hydraulic disc brakes are loose

I have a bike with Shimano mineral oil-based hydraulic disc brakes. I recently changed the brake pads, and a couple of weeks after I did that, the back brakes are now very loose. What I mean by that ...
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Will I be disappointed with these brakes? [closed]

I have a cyclocross bike, it came with Tektro Lyra brakes - they were useless so I fitted a flat bar so I could use my spare hydraulic MTB brakes. I'm just about to buy some new brakes to replace the ...
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What to replace after using WRONG hydraulic fluid

Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic brake. I needed to add fluid to my brake, and decided to do a bleed. I used DOT 3 fluid instead of mineral oil (Very stupid me). after a few days my brake went dead (there ...
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Brake lever leaks. What to do?

My bike uses Tektro Auriga M290 -brakes. They've been great, but few months ago I noticed that there was some air inside the system. I didn't do anything and continued to use my bike. Yesterday I find ...
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Shimano Hydraulic brake 90-degree angle hack

Does anybody know of a way to get Shimano Hydraulic brake hoses to exit the levers at a 90-degree angle? I ride a recumbent and at the moment I have to put up with a huge loop in front of my eyeline ...
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Remove SRAM Guide with internal routing

I want to remove my SRAM Guide RS rear brake (to replace it with Shimanos). The frame has internal routing, so I need to keep the DOT fluid from coming out of the cable when pulling them through the ...
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Repeated Disk Contamination

I have a set of Shimano m785 calipers with Saint RT81 rotors. Every week or so they squeal and severely lose braking performance (mainly the front). Using disk brake cleaner and a touch of sanding I ...
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What considerations are there around replacement of cable-actuated disc brakes with hydraulic-actuated calipers?

I have a Dawes Discovery 401 hybrid bike that was fitted with QuadQMD-6 mechanical disc brakes. I like the bike but the brakes are beginning to show signs of wear and direct replacements are not ...
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Shimano disc brake hose compatibility

I have a bike with Shimano XT disc brakes, model BR M775, which have too short brake lines for my new stem. So I want to replace them with longer brake lines. But when I go shopping for brake hose, ...