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Post by miser201 on Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:02 pm

anybody know if avid brake bleed kit will work on promax hornet brakes and can i get the kit locally?
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Post by eurotrash on Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:55 pm

Most brakes can be bled with a syringe and tubing that fits. The key is to use the correct fluid for the seals in your brakes, example Shimano and Magura use mineral oil, Hope and Avid use DOT4/5.1. Fluid compatibility is important, but the specifics of the kit itself are not. Brakes with open reservoirs don't need any special tools, just add fluid to the res and pump it out of the bleed screw, just like a car's brakes. Remove the pads and place a piece of wood or plastic in between the pistons. Squeeze the lever and loosen the screw (this is where tubing helps contain the mess), and close the screw with minimal torque before releasing the brake lever. Add fuid to the reservoir, and repeat until the fluid has been exchanged and there is no air or contamination coming out of the bleed screw. Clean everything up, install your pads, pry them apart with a plastic tire lever, install the wheel, and pump the brakes... you're done.

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