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Review of Shimano XTR 9000 Disc Brakes

Shimano XTR 9000 Disc Brake - Race

XTR Lever

With race-tuned power and an overall lighter weight, the Shimano XTR M9000 Race Hydraulic Disc Brake uses a...

Part brakes Disc
Company: Shimano
Type: Review
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How to Fix Disc Brake Rub on a Mountain Bike

This is one of the easiest fixes out there. Whether you are out riding or back at home working on your whip it's a quick 3 minute fix that will leave you riding waaaaay better.

Let's face...

Part brakes Disc
Tools hex wrench
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Removing Wheel with Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Quick Release

Start by loosening the quick release skewer, then lift the wheel out. Sometimes, if the brake lever is pressed while the wheel is out, the pads...

Part brakes Disc
Tools screw driver
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Review of Shimano ST-R785 Di2 Hydraulic STI Lever & Disc Brake Caliper Set

The ultimate experience in braking performance is here. The Shimano Di2 R785 Dual Control Lever Set with Hydraulic Disc Brake Caliper is designed for on-road and cyclocross use for more power,...

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Company: Shimano
Type: Review
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Shimano XT Disc Brake Review

Shimano XT BR-M785 Disc Brake

The latest Shimano XT BR-M785 Disc Brake is lighter and more compact than ever -- and has more braking power. Short stroke Servo-...

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Company: Shimano
Type: Review
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How to Replace Disc Brake Pads

First thing to do is undo your quick release and remove your front wheel. Try not to touch the disc brake pads, which will contaminate the disc pads and cause a squeaky sound when riding.

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Part brakes Disc
Tools hex wrench
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Bleed Hope Brakes

How To Bleed A Hope Brake:

Before we start anything on the bleeding procedure, we need to make sure the mast cylinder is level, so now fluid will be lost from the master cylinder when...

Company: Hope
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Aerodynamic Test: Disc Brakes vs. Rim Brakes

Many people have experienced how great disc brakes are, while others still have a lot of questions about them. A big question is how aero disc brakes are.

This video will test one disc...

Part brakes Rim Disc
Type: Review
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Review: SRAM Force CX1 (1x11 group)

A quick look at SRAM's new Force CX1 1x11 group:

1x11 groups, with 1 chain ring in the front and an 11-speed cassette in the back have gained wide popularity in all styles of mountain...

Company: SRAM
Type: Review
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How to Bleed SRAM Hydraulic Disc Brakes

This video will show you how to properly bleed your SRAM Hydraulic disc brakes.

You will need the following tools and supplies: Avid Bleed Kit, T10 Torx Wrench, 2.5 mm Hex wrench, torque...

Company: Avid
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Brief Overview of Shimano XTR, XT, and SLX Brakes

Shimano Brakes are some of the most consistent mountain bike brakes on the market. Possibly the most popular brakes you will find, these can be found on most stock bikes that you purchase at the bike...
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Company: Avid
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Review of Shimano XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes

Shimano's focus with this disc brake was to remove heat from the system, therefore allowing better braking power over sustained, intensive braking. They've done it three ways: it has ceramic pistons...
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Company: Shimano
Type: Review
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Best Cheap Mountain Bike Disc Brakes

Mountain bike brakes are extremely expensive, commonly costing 300+ for a full set of rotors, levers and calipers. But, you don't have to break the bank to get an amazing set of brakes.

The...

Part brakes Disc
Company: Magura
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Cut and Resize Shimano Disc Brake Hose

Today, we are going to be cutting the hose. As you can see I installed this hose and it's huge. You can do this off the bike or on the bike, however you like. I do it on, because I...

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Bleed Avid Hydraulic Brakes

Avid hydraulic brakes require DOT 4 or DOT 5.1 brake fluid so DO NOT USE MINERAL OIL.

The Avid brake bleed kit comes with two syringes, one to catch discarded fluid and one to push clean...

Company: Avid
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Bleed Magura Hydraulic Brakes

I’ll probably repeat it a bah-jillion times but it is worth repeating: if you are bleeding hydraulic brakes, mineral oil and DOT fluid ARE NOT INTERCHANGABLE! It’s kind of like when they tell you...

Company: Magura
Type: Repair Tutorial

Shimano Component Groups for Mountain Bikes: A Comprehensive Overview

Just in case you mtb-ers thought I forgot about you, think again.

Here’s a look at all the component groups for mountain bikes that Shimano has out, starting from the bottom up.

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Blog Tags: Shimano MTB Groupos
Company: Shimano
Type: Blog entry
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How to Install Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Installing disc brakes is more often than not, a considerable upgrade for anyone who is serious about their mountain biking. You won’t have to worry about wearing down your rims and about trying...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Bleed Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Hydraulic brakes work by applying pressure to a liquid in a tube. They work by means of a piston in the lever which shoots liquid into the caliper piston which causes the brakes to clamp...

Company: Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Adjust and Straighten Disc Brakes

Adjusting disc brakes is pretty straightforward. What you’ll need is a rubber band and an allen wrench.

Yep. That’s it.

To start, you’ll have to slightly loosen the mount bolts that...

Part brakes Disc
Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial