So riding yesterday at Winter Park I lost my rear brake. I had taken a spill on Trestle the run earlier and figured during the process I developted an air bubble in the line, which couldn't be worked out. I took it down to bike shop and bled the the brakes. Lots of bubbles came out in the first half of the line, everything seemed to be on the up and up. I reattached the brake and went to dial in the pull on the lever and as I pumped the lever after each pull I could feel the lever come closer to the bars until the system wasn't working again. I leave for Moab on Thursday and don't have time to figure it out this week before we leave (and I really want my 7point for Porcupine) so I have my bike at the shop; the mechanic there is convinced I just bled the brakes incorrectly (which is possible I'm not a master) but I feel like something else is going on.
Anyone else have experience with this? Any ideas? Fluid isn't leaking from the system but it seems to me somehow air is getting into the system. The reservoir seal is fine which I know can sometimes be a culprit.
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