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    bb7's to ultimates, argh.

    I ran ultimates on my 26" for a couple years, picked up a 29er this spring which had bb7's on it. I've been hesitating on putting the ultimates on my 29er since that's what I've been riding exclusively since then. I remember the nightmare I had getting them bled properly. To move them to my 29er I'd have to get new hoses.

    Yesterday while riding I took a big spill and my bike ended up smashing into a tree as I assaulted the ground with my body. After that my back wheel wasn't spinning, I hiked out, looked at it closer, my wheel needs to be trued but the rotor is MESSED up. I ordered a new one tonight, will have it Friday. In the meantime I decided to get my 26" ready to ride for tomorrow, swapped a cog, aired up the tires and took it for a spin on the street. I couldn't believe how good the hydraulics felt again. It was night and day. I was convinved the bb7's were fine for the 29er and I wouldn't want to swap to the ultimates until tonight. I'm in a pickle, not interested in dealing with the crap that it took to get them setup right the last time, I did everything right, I'm convinced. I've had hayes in the past and they were WAAAY easier to bleed.

    What shall I do?! Anyone have any advice on bleeding ultimates?

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    Get the Avid bleed kit and read the instructions. It's incredibly easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ?????
    Get the Avid bleed kit and read the instructions. It's incredibly easy.
    i have it, did it, never seemed to work right. caused quite a few beer filled nights

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr45h
    i have it, did it, never seemed to work right. caused quite a few beer filled nights
    I don't like the bleeding instructions in the manual. The procedure in this video seems to work much better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mg6NbIjmOM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley
    I don't like the bleeding instructions in the manual. The procedure in this video seems to work much better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mg6NbIjmOM
    thanks man, i might take this up in the near future once i get some new hoses.

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