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The change in brake feel will be due to air in the hose between the lever and caliper or bulges within the hose. You can bleed the system to replace the air with fluid, but unless you inverted the bike (so the rear caliper was higher than the lever) the only way the air got in there is via damage to the hose.


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You definitely do not want to ignore this. Loss of brake function is obviously dangerous. At the very least, check regularly for further leaks in this area, before and after you ride. You mat find that the leak re-occurs after a while even though you cannot replicate it by squeezing the lever a few times. You can of course have a repair shop look at it. ...


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Disc brakes commonly have issues when: they are not bedded in yet. This is required on new bikes or new pads/disc only. The pads and the disc don't have the optimal contact surface established when out of box; bed-in-process; they get in contact with lubricating substances. There are many ways to clean them, but mainly alcohol should do it; how-to-clean-...


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The Older Paradigm of Women's Specific Bikes Argenti and Kaz both are correct, but let's dive a bit deeper into women's specific design (WSD). Their answers allude to an old paradigm of WSD. It appears to be based on anthropometric measurements collected by the US Army that was described as "decades old" in a 2017 interview with Stephanie Kaplan, a product ...


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Boardman have a page which tries to explain what they mean by a woman's bicycle. See here. This means that with our Women's range we use the same frame design and only minor changes to the geometries of our men's bikes, but offer smaller sizes and tailor the contact points to suit the needs of female riders. You cannot tell by looking at the photo. The ...


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Generally women's specific geometry bikes tend to have less effective reach (horizontal distance from bottom bracket to bars), either through a shorter frame or shorter stem, as women tend to have proportionally shorter arms than men. if the geometry works for you, then it's fine. That bike has a fairly short stem so you could replace it with a longer one ...


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If there are no signs of a metallic wire (often colored silver) exposed anywhere near either end of the black housing "tube" connecting the lever on the handlebars and the caliper on the fork, it means that it is a fully closed hydraulic line. Another giveaway for mechanical brakes is a moving arm at the caliper which visibly reacts when pressing a lever. ...


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