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Old 11-09-20, 01:05 AM
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That's an expensive bike, and even given these trying times the shop should be eager to sort you out--otherwise, why would you have bought from then other than a Canyon or the like?

Nothing horrible is going to happen if you invert the bike for while, but you should avoid storing it in that position for an extended period of time because air from the reservoir in the levers can migrate into the rest of the hydraulic line. Still, most experienced cyclists and nearly all mechanics agree that you should not invert a bike to fix a flat. It scuffs the tape and saddle and provides an excellent opportunity for the bike to tip over and smack a thin-walled carbon tube into something. You can simply release the brake with the bike upright, shift into the small/small, and remove the wheel, then set the bike down lightly on the left side on a preferably soft surface on the side of the road, fix the flat, and reinstall with the bike upright.

If one brake has an excessively soft feel it's probably air in the line and it requires a bleed.
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