Tech Tip – Brake Bleeding

A lot of people see bleeding brakes as a massive pain. I will admit it can be a frustrating at times, but at the end of the day its not that bad.

If you are struggling to get the last bubbles of air from the lines or your brake lever is still slightly spongy, try this little trick.


Unscrew the brake reservoir cap till it is loose. This allows unwanted air to escape.

When this is done, pull the brake lever back towards the bars and hold it in place with a simple zip tie. I recommend leaving it over night.

The next morning, take the zip tie off and you will find your lever feel has improved.

Lastly, don’t forget to tighten your reservoir cap!

Keep it OnTheBackWheel!

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