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    Shimano m596 brake questions (squidgy/spongy) (bleed?)

    Hi guys, I've got a few questions about the m596 disc brakes if anyone wouldn't mind helping me out a little.

    I just bought these and fitted them yesterday, and I've noticed that they're a little bit spongy/squidgy to press. They seem to travel quite a bit before they engage. Although the bite is strong when it does finally engage.

    The pads appear to be correctly aligned. There is about 0.5mm on either side, and there is no rubbing or interference that I can tell.

    Is it worth giving these brakes a bleed to see if they'll stiffen up?

    Also, at a quick glance, it anyone able to tell me if this brake bleed kit is compatible with the m596

    Thanks in advance


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    Shimano m596 brake questions (squidgy/spongy) (bleed?)

    It will work.
    There is a yellow funnel from shimano that is cheaper.
    I have the same brakes I use pentosin hcf 7.1 fluid from napa or auto parts place.
    Works better in the brakes than shimano oil.
    Crisper more lively feel.
    Also I adjusted the springs on the pad to tighten clearance a bit which quickens the brake engagement
    Big thing is follow shimanos bleed instructions exactly.
    " I don't ride park"

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