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    Sep 2010

    Hayes answers my question...

    So I've seen plenty of questions and answers out on the 'net about hanging a bike with hydraulic brakes, from up high either upside down or from the front wheel. Up till now I never saw an answer credited to one of the major brake companies.
    I wrote Hayes asking about the notion that hanging upside down could be bad... mainly the idea that air bubbles would travel "up" to the calipers...
    Here's what I got for a reply...
    "As long as the brake has been bled properly there are no issues with any angle the bike finds itself being stored in.

    John P Trusky | Warranty & Technical Support Coordinator "

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    May 2011
    Correct. I've stored my bikes upside down for years without issue. Air won't travel past the seals if they're working properly. I just don't squeeze the levers until the bike is sitting on the ground in case there are air bubbles in the levers. Nice to see some confirmation from a brake company for a change though. Thanks for posting.
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