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 my front brake installed correctly?

I bought and installed Shimano MT200 brakes to my bike and now I'm wondering are they installed correctly. Seems like only small area of pad is touching the rotor. 160 mm rotor in the front. I had ...
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Installing shimano mt 200 hydraulic brakes to internally routed frame?

I have a bike with an internally routed rear brake. I bought Shimano mt200 hydraulic brakes to replace the low end mechanicals that came on the bike. My problem is that the brakes came pre-bled. Now I ...
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Disc brakes installation

I have got IronHorse Maverick 3.2 bikes with v brakes and I want to upgrade to disc brakes. The fork and frame both has Is mount so they should be able to get calipers on them with the right mount ...
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Compatibility between Shimano 4-piston hydraulic calipers and levers (possible connection to German DIN cargo bike standard)

There are not too many 4-piston calipers by Shimano. M640 Zee and M820 Saint are identical (calipers), and upon release Shimano claimed to have a 'slight difference in leverage' (i.e. a different ...
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I am putting drop bars on one of my MTB Shimano 10 speed 1x Deore. I am looking for a road hydro shift lever

I will be putting road drop bars on one of my mtb's for this coming winter as a project that has Shimano 10 speed 1x Deore. My goal is to "simply"🙈😆 have road shift levers and hydraulic ...
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Shimano Deore hydraulic brake problem

I have a bike (Cannondale Quick MX) I used frequently until last fall, when I got a driving license (not my first, well out of my teens) and a car to use. The bike is 3 1/2 years old now. Since the ...
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new Clarks m2 hydraulic disc brakes won't retract when brake lever pressed

I just fitted a new set of Clarks M2 hydraulic disc brakes. I aligned the calliper to make sure the rotor doesn't rub the pads when the wheel is spinning. I then pressed the brake lever, when letting ...
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Replacing a SRAM Force hydraulic caliper with a new one

I'm replacing my SRAM Force hydraulic caliper with a new one, I've drained the old one so there's no fluid in it. When replacing the caliper with a new one how can I put fluid into it? Should I just ...
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Can broken caliper be fixed?

I have a broken hydraulic caliper and am wondering if it can be fixed? Can I buy the half that the broken mount is on or would it be better just to buy a new one?
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Which bolt to use when aligning disc brakes?

I am struggling with a rubbing disc rotor on a new bicycle. Which bolts should I use when trying to align the caliper? The ones I marked in red, or the blue ones? I tried to use the red ones so far, ...
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Should I replace my disk brake calipers?

I have a pair of Shimano Deore BR-M615s on my mountain bike with about 3,000 miles and 5 years on them. Lately I've noticed that both brakes have too long of "pull" before providing braking. ...
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My front rotor seems to be making a grinding noise, I have a relatively new bike and I’m not sure what’s causing it

I’m new to cycling and I have a road bike with hydraulic disc brakes. I noticed that they are making a quiet, but audible grinding noise. I’ve heard this noise before and since I have a new bike, ...
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Hydraulic brake lever doesn't return after being released, dependent on weather

I have a pair of second-hand Shimano ST-RS685 hydraulic brake levers / shifters. Unbeknownst to me they hadn't been used for a year and had quite a bit of dirt / grit inside, which I've cleaned to a ...
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Hydraulic disc brake clicks once when I pull the brake lever and the braking force is very bad

I have a brand new Trek Marlin 5 (1-2 months old) with hydraulic disc brakes and the rear brake doesn’t work well and when I pull the brake lever, it clicks once somewhere in the frame (cables inner ...
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What and where is the weeping port on Shimano MTB brake levers?

I understand that when you overfill some models of Shimano hydraulic brakes with oil, the excess will flow out of a one-way valve called weeping port, but cannot find any technical documents, pictures ...
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Reach Adjust on Shimano hydraulic brake levers for MTB flat bar

I am thinking to install Shimano BL-MT200 (or the BL-M315 depending on availability) on my son's bike (my son is 7 years old). The bike currently has short reach brake levers for the current ...
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Hydraulic disc brake - lever slowly touches bar

I have a magura disc brake. When I pull the lever and keep applying constant pressure to it, it slowly retracts all the way to touch the bar. This process takes about 10 / 15 seconds. I have tried to ...
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Front disc brake rattling noise

I recently purchased a brand new Scott Genius 950 at a local bike store. After bedding in the brakes, I noticed a rattling noise while riding coming from the front disc brake. I brought it back to ...
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How to adjust brake level movement on hydraulic brake?

My bicycle has Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes. I can adjust how far the level stitches out with a small screw (see here, figure c2). I was wondering if it is possible to adjust how much the ...
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Hydro disk brakes only work when pumped

I live in a very wasteful student neighborhood, and just found a lightly-used Kona Lisa DS (ca 2007ish) with Hayes Sole hydraulic disc brakes in the garbage. After a thorough dusting, it's in great ...
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New Shimano 105 hydraulic brake loses pressure

I have a brand new bike with about only 25 miles on it. On a ride today the rear brake (Shimano 105 hydraulic) became spongy, letting me max out the lever but giving on about 25% of braking power. I ...
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Back wheel rubs against the back brake pad when riding

My aging 26" Nishiki 10 speed is still a great bike and ride and well maintained. 25yr warranty ended in 2009. I am 6'7" and 280lbs now and was 250lbs when I purchased it. For some strange reason now ...
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Trouble aligning front disc brake - rotor noise

I'm having trouble getting my front brakes aligned properly and staying aligned. The brakes are Tektro HDR-210 - I asked Tektro and they should be an OEM version of the HDR-310. I've just installed ...
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Hydraulic disc brake - lever compatibility

I purchased a gravel bike with drop handlebars, mostly for commuting and maybe for some weekend bike camping trips. I've only ever ridden mountain bikes with flat bars in the past, but I figured I'd ...
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Brake pads don’t fit into the calipers [duplicate]

This is my first time replacing the brake pads of hydraulic brakes. I removed the old ones and the model was Shimano B01S Resin, so I bought the same ones. However, when I have replaced them. They ...
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Disc brake makes scratch noise when wet

I bought a TREK FX SPORT 5 a couple of weeks ago and I've ridden it like 200km without any problems. Today was the first time I biked when it was raining and I noticed after like 100 meter that there ...
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Brand new BR-R7070 brakes, piston issue [closed]

The ceramic pistons on my brand new BR7070 brakes won't depress at all even with quite a lot of force. There is also a subtle grinding noise when trying to depress the pistons. Did I somehow crack the ...
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I require advice on a recurring problem with my brakes

I've had a bike with hydraulic brakes for about six months now, and have a problem with the brake just losing power. I think it's fluid being lost. This is a question I asked earlier Something wrong ...
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Shimano Alfine lever does not seem to pump oil into the hose even with reservoir full

I am trying to refill a Shimano Alfine BR-S500 disk brake system with oil. I have filled the reservoir with mineral oil... And am repeatedly squeezing the lever, but it feels like no oil is getting ...
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SRAM Guide R brakes pad adjustment

I've replaced my old brake pads in SRAM Guide R brake set, and I've noticed that the old pads were sitting much closer to the rotor than the new ones (I've also definitely used all of the old pads). ...
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Should my new 203mm adapter go over the existing one? Do they stack?

This is my fork: and this is the adapter I got (SM-MA-F203P/PM): (click to enlarge images) The adapter is missing screw holes on the sides to fit on the fork. The bolts it came with are long ...
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Cleaning Contaminated Disc Rotors

I've had an eternal struggle with my current bike over brake contamination. The levers and calipers are shimano ultegra r8000, so the latest and (almost) greatest. I first noticed it when I took it ...
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Creaky hydraulic disc brakes on MTB

I am having some trouble with my Boardman Mht 8.8. Whenever I press my brakes while stationary, and move the bike with them engaged, a creak and clunk sounding noise appears, every time. This ...
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Unable to push oil in when bleeding Shimano brakes

I am trying to bleed my Shimano BR-M355 rear brake. This is my first time so it is possible I am making a very obvious mistake. The issue I am facing is that I am unable to push oil in through the ...
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Disc brake rotor scraping against mounting bracket

(My question is related to Rear disc brake rotor rubbing against caliper frame mount? but I hope to provide some more context & photos.) I have a Rocky Mountain Edge mountain bike (possibly 2011 ...
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How to adjust hydraulic disk brake lever reach during bleeding?

During a crash I have bent my adjustment knob on Sram Code brakes and now after bleeding the lever is a bit too far away for my liking. The knob is bent and can't be turned. If I'll reduce the ...
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Changing SRAM Rival brifters to flat bar - which hydraulic brake levers?

I've got a gravel bike, the Planet X London Road, with SRAM Rival 1x11 groupset. I'm thinking of converting it to a flat bar. From what I have read, any SRAM 11 speed shifter should work, as the ...
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Where is the grease on my front brake caliper coming from?

I've had a new road bike for three months to commute. I live on the east side of Hawai'i island so I'm often riding in the rain. A few weeks after I first bought the bike the front brakes started ...
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Shimano hydraulic hose - BH90-SB compatible with BH90-J/JK

My problem, I have a complete M7000 (MTB) brake set that uses SM-BH90-SB hose, and now I want to connect a 105er BR-R7070 brake caliper that needs SM-BH90-JK-SSR or SM-BH90-J-SSR hose. Are the two ...
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Hydraulic Brake Hose Size Standards

I am looking to buy some (approx 30 meter) hydraulic brake hose for general use (fixing brakes) and would like to know what size (inner diameter/outer diameter) would be most suitable for the bigger ...
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I would like to upgrade my Shimano disc rotors from 160mm to 203mm. How to pick the right rotors?

My bicycle came with the BR-MT200 (https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/shimano-br-mt200-disc-brake-set-721603) brake set: hydraulic levers, 160mm rotors. I'd like to upgrade to 203mm, but I don't ...
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TRP Hy Rd brake : why won’t actuator arm return properly?

The actuator arm on my TRP Hy / Rd front brake no longer returns to the correct position. Even with no cable attached, it requires a bit of help to return to its resting position. The result is that ...
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Pros and cons of mixed hydraulic/mechanical brakes vs pure hydraulics

Title of question is self-explanatory. Recently, it was added to the market brakes that are an hybrid mix between the mechanical Bowden steel cable and hydraulic system, which their oil tank is near ...
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Alternatives for mineral brake fluid / oil (in a pinch)

In case you don't have 'original' bicycle specific brake fluid on hand (e.g. "Magura Royal Blood"), what might be a good alternative to use (in a pinch) in hydraulic (disc) brakes? (for brakes that ...
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Upgrade 160mm to 200mm disc brake rotor

I want to upgrade my mtb's front brake to a 200 or 203mm brake rotor. current setup (180mm): My front fork's posts are for a 160mm rotor (without any adapters/brackets, with the brake caliper bolted ...
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Bleed port repair on Shimano road brake lever?

I noticed that a small amount of mineral oil had leaked from the bleed port on my Shimano road brake lever. I inspected the bleed port screw and saw that it was loose. The threads on the lever ...
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Hydraulic Disc Brake (how to choose correct model)

I recently broke off the lever of my front brake and am looking for a replacement lever or front brake. Need some input/suggestions from more experiences riders. Some of my questions: What are the (...
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Differences and effects of brake lever offset

I've seen some flat bar brake levers where the the pivoting plane of the lever blade is offset and not in line with the center of the handlebar's cross section. What's the purpose for such design? ...
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Clamp width of new Shimano brake levers

Can anyone measure the width of the clamp (the dimension parallel to the bar) of the new XT M8100 12 speed Shimano brake levers? I want to know the amount of 'bar space' the clamp takes up. The ...
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Disc brake just a little too tight

I have pushed the hydraulic pistons fully out, but after a single firm squeeze of the brake lever, they ride slightly too tightly, such that rear wheel doesn't spin freely. It rubs a little bit. How ...

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