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    XTs on Soma Juice Frame

    All I have left is to mount the xt brakes to my new build and I'll be gtg..Pulled the front out and the mounting tabs don't face flat like the brakes do.

    What am I missing? I assume I'll need a bracket of some sort.
    Fork is a salsa grande rigid and rear is the sliding tabs that come stock on a soma juice frame.

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    Cart | Jenson USA

    gah I hope this is my final order.. But before I pull the trigger does anyone have any spare ones laying around? I'd paypal you some cash

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    I am guessing (w/o seeing pics) that you need an IS (international standard, which is the mounts on your fork and frame) to PM (post mount brake calipers) adapter for both front and rear.

    The adapter will also allow you to run different sized rotors. For example 180mm front 160mm rear.

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    yep thats it. I figured it out--now just wanted to verify before i order

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    found the adaptors locally
    Final question is what should I use to cut the hoses? They are super long and definitely need to be cut down.

    Would wire cutters work?

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    XTs on Soma Juice Frame

    Do not use wire cutters. A razor knife will work fine. Do you have the capability & parts to bleed those lines once you cut them? It's really easy to do but you will most likely need a ferule (people call them olives, I think), compatible brake fluid, a little squeeze bottle, a catch bottle & some tubing. I haven't done Shimano in about 7 years so I don't remember but Hayes brake sets come with everything you need.

    That said, you may not have to bleed them if you're careful.

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    yes, I did have the foresight to think ahead and ordered mineral oil and the bleed kit. The brakes also came with the ferrule and "olives so I'm set as far as materials.

    But thanks, putting the wire cutters away slowly

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    you should be able to cut down the hoses without having to bleed them after. Ive done it on two of my bikes. here is the link on how to do it Shorten Shimano Brake Hoses without Bleeding | Epic Bleed Solutions

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    thanks for that-- did you sqeeze the lever to advance the pads like in step 4?
    That part scares me!

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    yes I did. I followed the instructions exactly. the reason why you want to advance the pistons is that it will leave a little extra brake fluid in the system so when you go to put everything back together you can push the air out when you return the pistons back into their original position.

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    got the rear done.. I never had a spongy feel like in step 11. It was immediately firm and biting faster than before. now I can't get the pads to stop rubbing on the disc

    ???

    yep.. they drag like crazy....what did I do?

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    Sounds like you may have too much oil in there now. There are a number of ways to remedy this but I think the best is to open the bleed port on the caliper & squeeze your lever a tiny bit to expel a little fluid. Before you release the lever, tighten the bleed port back up. If you release the lever with it open, you will find out in a hurry what the sponginesss feels like & will need to do a complete bleed.

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    just cracked the bleed port and let a little drip into the tubing i attached.
    I didnt squeeze the lever.
    I tightened it back up and it still drags so I'm going to try it again but squeeze the lever some.

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    letting a little more fluid out worked--I can't hear any rubbing and the wheel spins great.
    Thanks for the help and fast responses

    now off to cut the front

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    No problem. Good luck with the front!

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    on the front I can't get thee pistons back far enough to insert the pads.
    I only advanced them 2-3mm as instructed in step 4 on the above link.

    Do i need to crack the bleed valve on the caliper?


    nevermind--I was able to get the pads in but they are also dragging--I;ll bleed a little fluid off

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    Dude I cut my hoses with a razor blade and re attached and never had to bleed or any other problems lol. The only issue I had (I got it fixed now) is getting the dang things centered lol.

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    lol I was a little hesitant as they are expensive (to me) and my first set of hydro brakes. I asked the questions to verify what I was seeing and doing at the time.
    All is well and working great now.

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