MOUNTAIN BIKE BRAKE BLEEDING - MADE EASY

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Bleed Kit for Shimano Brakes

Rating: 4.9/5 4.9 / 5 Read Reviews (178)  |  Write a Review

Overview

  • 100% Complete kit - No need for the Shimano funnel.
  • 50ml Genuine Mineral Oil (SM-DB-OIL) included
  • Compatible with all Shimano brakes, including road discs
  • Full, easy-to-follow bleed instructions.
  • Perfect for beginners or experienced brake bleeders.
  • Improved calliper syringe and tube holder now included!
  • FREE UK delivery on orders over £10
Bleed Kit - 2012-on (For all Shimano brakes)
£14.99
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DESCRIPTION

Bleed your Shimano brakes easily and quickly with our Shimano Bleed Kit. Complete with 50ml Genuine 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!

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CONTENTS

2012-on

  • 1x 30ml Injection syringe & 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 Tube holder
  • 1x Pair of nitrile (latex free) gloves
  • 50ml Genuine Mineral Oil (SM-DB-OIL)
  • Full easy-to-follow instructions outlining the bleed process


Pre 2012

  • 1x 30ml Injection syringe & tubing
  • 1x Length of bleed nipple/vent tubing
  • 1x Plastic bag for waste brake fluid
  • 1x Tube holder
  • 1x Pair of nitrile (latex free) gloves
  • 50ml Genuine Mineral Oil (SM-DB-OIL)
  • 1x Plastic squeeze bottle
  • 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 (178)

Rudd Rating: 5/5 5 / 5 29th March 2016
New brakes?

I fitted brand new SLX using the Epic how to shorten hoses guide. Then did the Shimano 5 min mini bleed. These guides are good and work to an extent but afterwards was still not convinced so bleed both brakes - loads of bubbles came out. Mini bleed works for lever end but you just do not know how well brakes were bleed in the factory and how much air is at caliper end.

You have spent good cash on good brakes, more money on a bleed kit - my advise is give your new brakes a proper bleed to begin with - you will not regret it.

The full bleed is very easy as per instructions, the only tricky bit if you have removed caliper from mount (back brake to get caliper lower than lever if not using a stand) is holding caliper and tube whilst applying pressure on syringe to keep air out of tube when connecting to bleed nipple. Best to get a helping pair of hands or fir BEFORE removing from mount!

Would you recommend this item? Yes
Will-JT-Condie Rating: 5/5 5 / 5 2nd March 2016
Epic!!!

Everything you will ever need to bleed your Shimano brakes. Super simple and easy to follow instructions, useful email links sent after purchase and speedy delivery. I will be using you guys again and recommending you to everyone.

Would you recommend this item? Yes
Stefan Rating: 5/5 5 / 5 22nd February 2016
Shimano Bleed Kit

What a clever piece of kit. Followed the instructions and 10 minutes later, perfectly functioning brakes. Great Job. Thank you.

Would you recommend this item? Yes
Benn1146 Rating: 5/5 5 / 5 15th February 2016
Great service!

New to the home mechanic game so pleased when I came across this web site. Easy to understand exactly which kit I needed and at a great price. Delivered quickly. Quality product. Will definitely use again.

Would you recommend this item? Yes
MTB Guiding Rating: 5/5 5 / 5 13th February 2016
Just what I needed

The kit arrived quickly and was exactly what I needed to sort my brake out. The various instructions on the website helped too! Many thanks

Would you recommend this item? Yes
Rich165 Rating: 5/5 5 / 5 13th February 2016
Its like cheating!

Bleeding brakes always worried me slightly, like anything else, if you have the right tools and read the instructions it's a peice of cake!. Happily recomend this to anyone, worked perfectly for my M820 Saints!

Would you recommend this item? Yes

QUESTIONS (5)

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.

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

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.