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Giant XTC SE Disc breaks locked?

kingbroadykingbroady Posts: 24
edited October 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Think it's around 5years old. Hardly used. Did use for commuting but been in the garage for a few years. Want to start using again but the front and read breaks have seized to the discs.

When I press the break levers there's no give, which feels like pressure that needs releasing (Breaks need bleeding??)

I'm a complete novice so any help appreciated.

Many thanks.

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    I'm guessing at the god awful Giant MPH.

    Start be removing the wheel, could just be the pad stuck to the disc so this may take some force!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Thanks will check tomorrow. However, I'm more concerned at how I used the incorrect spelling of 'break' rather than 'brake'. I suspect that they are the Giant MPH
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    If they are MPH's then break is better brake - probably!

    If they are MPH, start by winding the volume adjusters on the reservoirs all the way out, may require a tool.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • maringirlmaringirl Posts: 195
    Ditch them - they will always give you problems - old technology
  • Thanks. Turned the 'things' on the handlebars and the front is working. However, the rear is still not right. I've wound the rear one back and forth. Full turn forwards seems to give very slight clearance of the pads from the disc.

    Any more thoughts, please?
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Bleed them, fresh fluid.
  • How do I do that, please?
  • Anyone? There seems to be a lot of products out there to bleed them. Anyone with an idiot's guide to doing this, please?
  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    kingbroady wrote:
    Anyone? There seems to be a lot of products out there to bleed them. Anyone with an idiot's guide to doing this, please?


    you'll get a guide with any kit for them
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