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  1. #1
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    OK to switch SLX hoses w/o replacing olives?

    I want to swap front and back brakes (like to run moto style). Can I simply remove and replace the hoses without replacing any parts or will I need to replace olives? Anything else I should know about this process?

    fwiw, I plan to bleed the brakes when it's all said and done.

  2. #2
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    In theroy it should be fine but if it leaks you know what. I have done it with other hydrolic type stuff and it was fine. It's a 50/50 crap shoot, for the few cents of a new olives better safe then sorry, if it was my bike I would get new olives.
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    Your LBS might have some...

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