Lever Tavel on Hydraulic Brakes

jefflad Posts: 315
edited February 2012 in The workshop
So I've went and got some 2nd hand hydraulics (formula oro k18). Got them fitted in a jiffy but left the rotors I had on the wheels and I noticed the travel for the front brake to be a little on the excessive side. I put this down to air in the system so bled them last night and still no change.

Has anyone any ideas on how I can reduce this travel or live with it?



  • jefflad
    jefflad Posts: 315
    Actually just found something on their website... It advises adjusting a screw, looked for one yesterday but didn't see anything :-/

    I'll inspect tonight and update if still lost!
  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    The adjustment on the lever is probably reach adjust.

    Some brakes it can take a while for them to settle in and the pistons to stay out, elastic banding the lever back to the bars overnight can help

    Bleeding should be last not first resort.

    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • jefflad
    jefflad Posts: 315
    Just tweaked the screws and they're great now... tried tieing the levers back overnight but didn't alter anything or at least my mars bar fingers noticed!