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    GIANT Root hydraulic disc Brakes

    Hi All
    Thanks for taking the time to read this post.
    My girl friend has a Giant Terrago fit with GIANT Root hydraulic disc brakes and the levers have to go along way through their travel before the brakes work. the lever is almost touching the grips!!
    The pads look OK so assume it is a hydraulic issue. would a simple bleed cure this? if so any pointers? I haven't done anything like this before and whilst I have a good life insurance policy on her and would prefer not to kill her just yet as she is fantastic at ironing.
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    Pete

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    Re: GIANT Root hydraulic disc Brakes

    whilst I have a good life insurance policy on her and would prefer not to kill her just yet as she is fantastic at ironing.

    Sure she will be happy about the insurance, is it these ones, dont know a lot about these...



    but suggest you go for the bleed kit, as it sounds a bit like you may need to do this, unless anybody with these can suggest anything else to try first, like reach or bite point adjustments, do they have them?

    http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/pr...rake_Bleed_Kit

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    Re: GIANT Root hydraulic disc Brakes


    When was the brake fluid changed in the brakes, most manufacturers recommend it to be changed after 1 year (ok many of us don't).

    Is there any sign of fluid leakage around the break leaver\reservoir or around the calliper particularly where the piston are on the inside of the calliper, is the brake line damaged??
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    Re: GIANT Root hydraulic disc Brakes

    giant roots, are you sure you like her as much as you say? Most mechanics i know give a sharp intake of breath when then see these brakes as there's lots going against them and i usually say they're ok whilst they work but can be tempromental. So first up get then bled properly. This may work out cheaper if you get your lbs or local mobile to do them than buying the kit and they'll also be able to advise you if there's something else that's required.
    And don't forget lots of people take in ironing for a small fee.
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    Re: GIANT Root hydraulic disc Brakes

    Thanks for tips guys. Sir Queuesalot I have visited EZERider website and I live very close to you indeed. I'll get in touch with you via your site to come have a look. Thanks

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