MOUNTAIN BIKE BRAKE BLEEDING - MADE EASY

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Shimano Bleed Kit & Mineral Oil

Rating: 4.9/5 4.9 / 5 Read Reviews (25)  |  Write a Review

Overview

  • 100% Complete kit - No need for the Shimano funnel.
  • 50ml Genuine Shimano Mineral Oil (SM-DB-OIL) included
  • Full, easy-to-follow bleed instructions.
  • Perfect for beginners or experienced brake bleeders.
  • FREE UK delivery on this item
Shimano Bleed Kit - 2012-on
£14.99
5+ In Stock
Shimano Bleed Kit - Pre-2012
£9.99
5+ In Stock
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DESCRIPTION

Bleed your Shimano brakes easily and quickly with our Shimano Bleed Kit. Complete with 50ml Genuine Shimano Mineral Oil, enough to bleed both brakes, you'll never have to worry about mixing the wrong oil or voiding your warranty.

Everything is here - no need for the Shimano funnel, our syringe takes its place. Our fully illustrated instruction sheet will guide you through the bleed process saving you time and money.

Say no to high labour costs and the two week wait at your Local Bike Shop, let us show you how the simple, DIY task of bleeding your Shimano brakes will have them feeling like new in no time flat!

We're not the only ones who think you'll love our Shimano Bleed Kit. Join over 25,000 riders who've bled their brakes with us! Buy your Shimano Bleed Kit from Epic Bleed Solutions - No.1 for mountain bike brake bleeding.

Please Note:

For Shimano M395, M445, M446, BL-M505, M575 & Shimano Zee disc brakes please select our 2012-on Shimano Bleed Kit.

CONTENTS

2012-on

  • 1x 60ml high pressure syringe & injection tubing
  • 1x 20ml locking syringe with Epic master cylinder bleed adaptor
  • 1x Length of bleed nipple/vent tubing
  • 1x Plastic bag for waste brake fluid
  • 2x cable ties
  • 1x pair of nitrile (latex free) gloves
  • 50ml Genuine Shimano Mineral Oil (SM-DB-OIL)
  • Full easy-to-follow instructions outlining the bleed process


Pre 2012

  • 1x plastic squeeze bottle
  • 1x 60ml high pressure syringe
  • 1x Length of bleed nipple/vent tubing
  • 1x Plastic bag for waste brake fluid
  • 1x pair of nitrile (latex free) gloves
  • 50ml Genuine Shimano Mineral Oil (SM-DB-OIL)
  • Full easy-to-follow instructions outlining the bleed process

HOW-TO

Not sure how to bleed your Shimano brakes? No problem. Follow the links below to find our full bleed guide.

REVIEWS (25)

poah Rating: 5/5 5 / 5 30th August 2013
cheap, simple and works

Bleeding the brakes using this kit is straight forward and simple to do.

Make sure the pads are out of the caliper to prevent contamination from any oil that may drip out of the tube as you remove it from the nipple. Only down side is the need for a 7mm spanner compared to the 8mm I have on the hope. lol

Would you recommend this item? Yes
MojoMeth Rating: 5/5 5 / 5 30nd August 2013
Simple, quick and clean.

This kit had everything you need to do a quick and solid bleed. I shortened both hoses on my brakes and re-bled the systems in 30 mins. There was enough shimano mineral oil to do two bleeds.

Overall a well priced, easy to use bleed kit.

Would you recommend this item? Yes
Nathan Rating: 4/5 4 / 5 30th August 2013
Does what it says on the tin.....

This worked great, and had good instructions. It would work great with the proper shimano funnel to avoid mixing old and new fluid when draining the reservoir syringe, and I think I'll add an olive around the caliper hose to help hold it on.

Would you recommend this item? Yes
jmrjmt Rating: 5/5 5 / 5 30th August 2013
All you need!

Excellent bleed kit, very easy to use and you know you've got everything you need, unlike the proper shimano kit which comes in a few pieces.

You get just enough fluid for two brakes, but the instructions say if your fluid is really manly then push twice as much New fluid through, if you need to do this you'll need to order more fluid!

Could anything be improved? Free haribo is always nice!

Would you recommend this item? Yes
Razorrazoo Rating: 5/5 5 / 5 29th August 2013
Epic Shimano Bleed Kit

Bought as a cheaper alternative to the official system. Instructions were easy to follow and managed to bleed brake properly first time, a viable alternative to the more costly Shimano kit.

Would you recommend this item? Yes

QUESTIONS (16)

Do you do a brake bleeding kit that would work for the Shimano M486 model?

Our Pre-2012 Shimano Bleed Kit contains all you need to bleed your M486 brakes.

I have Shimano M445 brakes. Do I need the Pre-2012 or 2012-on bleed kit?

Since the M445 brakes use the new style master cylinder bleed port you will need our 2012-on bleed kit which includes our master cylinder syringe and adaptor.

I have Shimano BL-M505 Levers & Shimano BR-MM446 callipers. Which bleed kit will I need?

Our Pre-2012 bleed kit will contain everything you need. The BL-M505 levers have a removable reservoir cap and do not have the newer-style bleed port therefore our master cylinder syringe and adaptor are not needed.

I have a set of Shimano M486 brakes from 2010. Will your Pre-2012 Shimano bleed kit be enough?

Yes it will. Our Pre-2012 Shimano Bleed Kit will contain everything needed to bleed the M486 brake set.

I wondered if you're able to supply the 20ml threaded syringe for Shimano systems on its own?

Unfortunately at this time we do not sell this item separately. Sorry.

What kit should I buy for Shimano Alivio BR-M445 disk brakes?

For your BR-M445 brakes you will need our 2012-on Shimano Bleed Kit.

Is there enough brake fluid for both front and rear brakes? Also can I reuse this kit?

We supply 50ml of Shimano Mineral Oil with each Shimano Bleed Kit, this is enough to bleed both front and rear brakes once. If your brake fluid is old and discoloured we recommend flushing the brake lines through twice to replace all old fluid with new, in this case a second bottle of Shimano Mineral Oil will be necessary.

All of our bleed kits are totally reusable as long as they are cared for and properly cleaned after each use. However eventually you may need to replace the syringe/s with new. These are available in our Spares section

Can you tell me which kit I need to bleed Shimano XT M785's?

You will need our 2012-on Shimano Bleed Kit.

Can you advise on the best bleed kit for Shimano BR-M535 brakes?

Our Pre-2012 Shimano Bleed Kit will be just fine for your M535 brakes.

I have Shimano SLX BR-M665. Will your Pre-2012 bleed kit work?

Yes, the Pre-2012 Shimano Bleed Kit contains all you need.

How easy is it to clean the kit after each use?

Very easy. When dealing with mineral oil we recommend flushing the kit with clean water and wiping with isopropyl alcohol wipes. Be sure the kit is thoroughly dry before your next bleed. Take a look at our Cleaning Guide for more info.

Does this come with the Yellow Bleed Block spacer? Or do I need to get one?

Unfortunately our bleed kits are not supplied with bleed blocks/piston spacers. If you remove the pads from the calliper during the bleed process (recommended) you will need an object to insert between the pistons to stop them from moving outwards when the brake lever is operated.

Take a look at our Bleed Block Kit or our online guide explaining how to make your own.

Is it possible to leave the wheel on whilst bleeding? With the rotor in place?

You can do it this way, it's certainly quicker and easier. However we recommend removing the pads from the calliper, resetting the pistons and using a bleed block instead to protect the pads from brake fluid spillages.

Also by not resetting the pistons you run the risk of over-filling the brake system with brake fluid if your pads are part worn. This will make changing your brake pads tricky in the future.

Is the Shimano M395 a pre 2012 or post 2012 model?

Unsure on when these first came to market, however you will need our 2012-ons Shimano Bleed Kit to bleed these brakes as they have the newer-style master cylinder bleed port.

I have Shimano BR-M575. Which bleed kit will I need?

You will need our 2012-on Shimano Bleed Kit.

For Shimano Zee brakes will I need the 2012-on bleed kit?

Yes, you will need our 2012-on bleed kit to bleed Shimano Zee brakes.