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Thread: When to bleed?

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    When to bleed?

    I have a set of juicy 3 brakes on my commuter and have noticed that after a week long period of not riding the bike at all the brake levers have to be squeezed a longer distance to get the same braking force. There are no obvious leaks in the lines or connections and the throw is increased about the same amount with broth the front and rear brakes. If I pump the levers, I do get the original feeling back but not for long.

    Does all of this mean they need to be bleed? This is my first but not my last set of hydros.

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    Yes, bleed them...........
    Since it's not going to be your last set, get the bleed kit for avids. It will work on Formula's as well.

    Make sure you follow the instructions on how to bleed them. Sometimes there is the one step that seems strange, but makes all the difference (Like pulling the lever while pulling on the syringe on Formulas).
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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