Installing Sram Force CX1 hydraulic shifters

raymond82
raymond82 Posts: 330
edited December 2018 in Workshop
Hello all!

As a new project I'm thinking of replacing my TRP Spyre brakes with hydraulic brakes on my cross bike. I was wondering though, do you normally have to shorten the length of the cables when purchasing a new set of Sram brakes or is the length more or less right for most bikes? If not I have to buy a bleeding kit too I suppose. And can hydraulic brake hose be cut with the same cutter I use for inner and outer cables?

Many thanks!

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  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,700
    You will likely need to shorten the hoses. Fortunately, with Sram brakes, you get a spare olive and insert if you buy them in a retail box. As long as your cable cutters are good, making a clean square cut, they're fine. You will need a bleed kit, I'd recommend the one from Epic: https://www.epicbleedsolutions.com/prod ... kits/avid/
  • whyamihere wrote:
    You will likely need to shorten the hoses. Fortunately, with Sram brakes, you get a spare olive and insert if you buy them in a retail box. As long as your cable cutters are good, making a clean square cut, they're fine. You will need a bleed kit, I'd recommend the one from Epic: https://www.epicbleedsolutions.com/prod ... kits/avid/

    Great, thanks for the quick reply! My cable cutter is still very good so I won't have to worry about that, I do have to look into the bleeding kits since apparently newer models have a different connection. I see they have an updated kit there too.
  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,700
    raymond82 wrote:
    whyamihere wrote:
    You will likely need to shorten the hoses. Fortunately, with Sram brakes, you get a spare olive and insert if you buy them in a retail box. As long as your cable cutters are good, making a clean square cut, they're fine. You will need a bleed kit, I'd recommend the one from Epic: https://www.epicbleedsolutions.com/prod ... kits/avid/

    Great, thanks for the quick reply! My cable cutter is still very good so I won't have to worry about that, I do have to look into the bleeding kits since apparently newer models have a different connection. I see they have an updated kit there too.
    True, but Force doesn't use the 'Bleeding Edge' tool. Apex, Rival and Force all use the standard bleed kit. Red Etap uses Bleeding Edge, not sure about Red mechanical.
  • whyamihere wrote:
    raymond82 wrote:
    whyamihere wrote:
    You will likely need to shorten the hoses. Fortunately, with Sram brakes, you get a spare olive and insert if you buy them in a retail box. As long as your cable cutters are good, making a clean square cut, they're fine. You will need a bleed kit, I'd recommend the one from Epic: https://www.epicbleedsolutions.com/prod ... kits/avid/

    Great, thanks for the quick reply! My cable cutter is still very good so I won't have to worry about that, I do have to look into the bleeding kits since apparently newer models have a different connection. I see they have an updated kit there too.
    True, but Force doesn't use the 'Bleeding Edge' tool. Apex, Rival and Force all use the standard bleed kit. Red Etap uses Bleeding Edge, not sure about Red mechanical.

    aha thanks!! I read "not compatible with the latest (2017+) SRAM brake callipers" and immediately assumed this also held true for newer road brakes. Many thanks for the help!