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    Best way to bleed Avid brakes?

    Can the hose be cut without bleeding?
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    In a word No.

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    What is the bleed procedure, if I were to cut the front hose?
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    You need the avid bleed kit.Then type Avid bleed video into youtube and there's a couple that take you through it step by step.

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    With the Avid Bleed Kit it is a 5 min (including setup time) mess free job

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    According to the video...the guy cut the hose w/o bleeding it. How is that?
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    According to the video...the guy cut the hose w/o bleeding it. How is that?
    He doesn't show the process in that video, but at 3.10 it says "proceed to bleed".

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    Hey guys. I hate to be the bad example, but... I cut my rear Avid Elixir R line without bleeding it. I was careful to keep the line pointed upward, and I lost virtually no fluid. I put a dot of DOT on the cable before I rethreaded it into the lever. I readily confess that I'm a hydraulic brake noob. I bought a bleed kit assuming that I'd have to use it. But after I put everything back together, I felt like the lever action, engagement, and pressure were still great. I'm sure it can't be like that every time, but it was nice this once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coombs
    Hey guys. I hate to be the bad example, but... I cut my rear Avid Elixir R line without bleeding it. I was careful to keep the line pointed upward, and I lost virtually no fluid. I put a dot of DOT on the cable before I rethreaded it into the lever. I readily confess that I'm a hydraulic brake noob. I bought a bleed kit assuming that I'd have to use it. But after I put everything back together, I felt like the lever action, engagement, and pressure were still great. I'm sure it can't be like that every time, but it was nice this once.
    As said it can be done if careful even by a noob.
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    you can cut your lines without bleeding them... just have to be careful! Ive done it many times with success. I even checked my work by hanging the bikes from a hook to make sure the lever didnt get soft.

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