Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD
Bikes: Surly LHT, Dahon Jack D7 & a cheap xmart MTB
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Hydraulic fluid/Brake maintenance questions..
I have recently purchased a MTB with Avid Juicy Three hydraulic brakes. This "Hrydro" braking system is completely new to me. Can someone fill me up and what sort of yearly maintenance I can expect to do this "Hydraulic" braking system ?
I normally don't ride my MTB a whole lot; maybe once a month at most. If that is the case do I need to replace the Brake Fluid yearly? How about bleeding and what not? I am assuming the brake pads will last years given how infrequently I ride the MTB?
Also, are there any sites that shows how to completely overhaul the Hydraulic Brakes?
I would really appreciate any advice. I really don't want to take it to the LBS just for yearly brake maintenance. I have all the tools I need for yearly tuneups, which i perform myself. ( This MTB is my 4th bike :-)