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(Temporary) Non-existent brake

GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
edited September 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
The brakes in question are Shimano 596s

I put my bike in the boot of the car the other day - wheels on, but laid down on the floor - and after the ride it stayed there for about a day. When I got it out I tried the brakes and the front one went straight to the bar as if there were nothing connected to it. A few more pumps on the lever and it seemed fine, and the braking still seems fine, but

(a) Is this normal behaviour for a hydraulic brake?
(b) Could being laid down for a time explain it all?
(c) Should I just carry on and not worry about it?

The brakes are superb in every other way, even after this experience.
Specialized Roubaix Elite 2015
XM-057 rigid 29er

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