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    Need help with XTR M985 setup....can not make brakes unspongy/enough clamping force

    Guys I was hoping you might be able to help me hunt down a problem with my 13 Pivot Mach 5.7c. Im having an issue with the brakes having enough clamping force, and getting a good brake pedal feel. I have tried bleeding repeatedly with the funnel....several different type of methods. i can not get it to feel correct. I know that there is something not right because Im used to Shimano brakes have a great feel, and tons of clamping power. The brakes are basically new im running the icetech rotors with the resin pads(and fins) on them. When the dealer built the buike they did change the brake lines to Jagwire Hiflo TF5.0 there any chance that these lines not being stock shimano could be causing the issue? Im not seeing a leak anywhere!? Thanks so much for the help.

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    UPDATE: After lots of searching online im finding that he problem lies in the jagwire brake lines. I have called local dealer and they are ordering me new shimano BH90 brake lines. I hope this solves the problem.

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    contaminated pads would cause that problem as well.

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