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    Length of Brake hose on Mojo ?

    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone with a Mojo could tell me the length of their brake hoses for the front/back. My frame is a small but I suppose it won't make a huge difference - at least for the front.

    I'm just about to order some pre-cut stainless Shimano hoses for my XT brakes.

    Thanks !

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    hey Ken,

    Its a bit hard to measure with all the twists and turns but I followed it as well as I could and on my large frame I got about 29" front and 50" rear. Measured a few times and was +/- 2". My front cable is a bit longer than I would like, probably by 4 - 6". Maybe you could email Ibis to get their recommended lengths.

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    Mine's 33 and 50. Large frame. 510mm a2c fork (same as OEM). 1 inch spacer under stem. The dealer (Over the Edge Sports, Fuita, CO) set it up for left hand front brake. I changed it over to right hand front. Length is good for both sides.

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    Hi guys,

    we are the Italian Ibis distributors, we ordered Formula brakes with house lenght of: 800 mm (31,5") for the front and 1300 mm (51,2") for the rear.

    This will fit all sizes.

    Bye

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    Brake Hose Length

    Howdy All,
    We spec an 85 cm tube for the front brake and 140 cm for the rear. Depending on the fork you use, the front may be long.
    We currently stock one tube length for front and one for rear. Bear in mind we need to accommodate folks buying 160 mm travel forks too.
    Also, as pointed out by derby, some people use different spacers under their stems, throwing in yet another variable.
    I'd recommend having a bleed kit and the ability to shorten the hydraulic tubing, or having your lbs do it. Shimano and Hayes have the parts availble to do this, as do many distributors.

    Shimano has a technical document here outlining the various bits needed for their cutable hose.

    Cheers...

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    Thanks for all the great replies !

    I think I'll go with Andrea's suggestion and go with 800mm and 1300mm.

    Unfortunately, I'm going with Shimano steel braided hoses which aren't designed to be shortened - unlike their plastic ones.

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