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    Superlight 29er brake cable length

    My wife has a Santacruz 29er we just bought her and we don't have it yet and I ordered some new pre-bleed SLX brakes for it. I am wondering if somebody knows the length of the stock hose's or can measure theirs for me so I know ahead of time if they will need to be trimed or not.

    I am also deployed so it makes it hard to go to the shop and measure another bike.

    SLX length is 800mm front 1400mm rear
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    i dont know how long the lines are, but im guessing they ship with long hoses. youll have to trim them. it would make sense that brake companies ship brakes with long hoses to cover most bike sizes. its a lot easier for customers to cut hoses shorter than it is to replace a whole line to make it longer.

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    ^whut he said^


    1400mm (55.1") will be plenty long for a small framed SL29. My large framed SL29 had a rear hose around 55.5" and worked fine with 765mm bars and a 75mm stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamiltonj2w1 View Post
    My wife has a Santacruz 29er we just bought her and we don't have it yet and I ordered some new pre-bleed SLX brakes for it. I am wondering if somebody knows the length of the stock hose's or can measure theirs for me so I know ahead of time if they will need to be trimed or not.

    I am also deployed so it makes it hard to go to the shop and measure another bike.




    SLX length is 800mm front 1400mm rear
    1285 mm for rear on a size medium 29er superlight. 717.55 mm on front. Avid brakes. Thanks for serving.

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