Bicycle Brake
Bleed Kit for
Shimano Brakes

$19.99

Availability: In stock

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Bicycle brake bleed kit for Shimano hydraulic bike brakes. It can be used on mountain bikes or road bikes with Shimano fitted hydraulic brakes.

For other brake types please see are other listings.

How to Bleed Shimano Brakes

If you want to learn how to bleed Shimano brakes you can watch the below YouTube video from Global Cycling Network. The kit is slightly different however the components are essentially the same.

How to Bleed Shimano Bike Brakes YouTube Preview

Bicycle Brake Bleed Kit Contents

  • Syringe.
  • Syringe hose.
  • Funnel.
  • Funnel plug.
  • Tube clamp.
  • Adaptors x 2.
  • Hose Clamp.
  • See images for thread size measurement.

How to Bleed Your Bicycles Brakes

To bleed a bicycle brakes, you would typically follow these steps:

  1. Clean the area around the bleed nipple with a clean rag.
  2. Attach the bleed block or funnel to the bleed nipple.
  3. Attach the syringe to the other end of the tube.
  4. Fill the syringe with brake fluid.
  5. Open the bleed nipple and slowly push the fluid through the system, using the syringe to draw air out.
  6. Close the bleed nipple when all of the air has been removed.
  7. Repeat steps 5-7 until no more air bubbles are coming out of the bleed nipple.
  8. Test the brakes to make sure they are working properly.

Bleeding bicycle brakes can be a messy and time-consuming process, but it is an important maintenance procedure that can help to keep your brakes working properly for many miles. If you are not comfortable bleeding your own brakes, you can take your bike to a qualified mechanic.

Additional Tips for Using a Bike Brake Bleed Kit

  • Use the correct type of brake fluid.  Using the wrong type of brake fluid can damage your brakes.
  • Be careful not to over-tighten the bleed nipple. Over-tightening can damage the threads and make it difficult to bleed the brakes in the future.
  • Use a clean rag or towel to wipe away any excess brake fluid. Brake fluid can be corrosive and can damage paint and other surfaces.
  • Be patient. Bleeding brakes can take some time, but it is important to be patient and not rush the process. Rushing can introduce air bubbles into the system, which will require you to start over.

With a little practice, you can learn to bleed your own bicycle brakes. This will save you time and money, and it will help to keep your brakes working properly for many kilometres of riding.

Cautions when Bleeding your Bikes Brakes

Please ensure you use the correct brake oil. If unsure check with your bicycle’s manufacturer. Mixing or using the incorrect oil will more than likely damage your bikes brake system.

Ensure the hydraulic fluid does not make contact with the bikes brake pads or disc brakes. If it does then the brakes performance will reduce. Should the fluid make contact with these components we recommend changing them.

Before proceeding with bleeding your bicycles brakes read and understand the hydraulic fluids safety and handling instructions. Know what to do should the fluid make contact with your eyes. We recommend wearing rubber gloves when using this brake bleed kit for bicycles.

Bleeding your own brakes is an easy task. However if you are unsure we recommend taking your bike into a professional service center.

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