Epic & Shimano SLX disc brake - HELP!
I have a 2007 Spec' Epic Marathon and have just bought a complete new set of SLX disc brakes. As you can see from the photo the brake line exits the rear callipar right at the brain! This means there is a really tight bend that looks like it will fail when I least need it.
This must be a problem for all recent Shimano brakeswhen fitted to an Epic? Has anyone worked out a solution other than a tight bend and the brake line rubbing the brain?
It's a problem with a lot of brakes on the older Epic frames. Have a look at this thread:
Brake Housing Routing - 2008 Epic Expert
You really need a brake where the hose connects to the other side of the brake caliper. Avid or Hope for example.
Thanks for that response. I had found the Shimano 90degree brake line but is wasn't clear if it would fit?
Has anyone here fitted a 90degree fitting to a Shimano SLX / XT / etc rear?
Any feedback really appreciated.