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hydraulic brakes

markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,021
edited November 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi guys just bought my first mtb with hydraulic brakes,it seems the front brake lever is spot on you don't have to squeeze it to hard.
The rear brake lever seems like you have to squeeze it more to get it to bite,is it me or does it need bleeding?
In other words the rear seems to have more travel in it than the front if that makes sense.
Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
Pinarello F8 with sram etap

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Just go use it. They will need bedding it.

    Bleeding is the last thing you should.

    Info on what brakes they are might bring more specific info.
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  • KajjalKajjal Posts: 3,404
    It could also be front brakes provide a lot greater braking force. The front brake is stopping the whole weight of bike and rider whereas the rear brake is being dragged along by the weight of bike and rider.
  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,021
    Brakes are shimano slx
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • KajjalKajjal Posts: 3,404
    Slx are decent brakes, try using them for a few rides and see if things improve.

    If not take the bike back to the shop to be adjusted.
  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,021
    Kajjal wrote:
    Slx are decent brakes, try using them for a few rides and see if things improve.

    If not take the bike back to the shop to be adjusted.
    Rode it today all good
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • KajjalKajjal Posts: 3,404
    markyone wrote:
    Kajjal wrote:
    Slx are decent brakes, try using them for a few rides and see if things improve.

    If not take the bike back to the shop to be adjusted.
    Rode it today all good

    That's good, enjoy the bike :)
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