Shortening Shimano brake hose

shortening shimano brake hose cover

Have you ever noticed that the hose on your hydraulic disc brake is a bit too long? Not only does it look untidy, but it also poses a risk of getting caught or damaged. In today’s guide, I’ll walk you through the process of shortening Shimano brake hose. Why and When to Shorten a Disc … Read more

How to bleed shimano brakes

How to bleed shimano brakes

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, amongst other popular brands, have completely changed the game for cyclists. They offer amazing stopping power and control on all kinds of terrain. But here’s the thing: if you want your Shimano brakes to work their best and keep you safe, you need to understand how to take care of them. … Read more

Bike brakes explained

Bike brakes are a crucial component of any bicycle, allowing riders to slow down or come to a complete stop safely and effectively. While they may seem like a simple mechanism, there are many different types of bike brakes available, each with its own unique benefits and drawbacks.  In this article, we’ll take a closer … Read more

Drop bar brake levers adjustment

adjusting drop bar brake lever

There may be many reasons for moving your drop bar brake levers.  Maybe you are uncomfortable with the current position, perhaps you had a crash and the lever has shifted position or perhaps the two levers are at different heights or angles. In this article we will show you how o adjust the vertically and … Read more

V brakes detachment and hook up

v brakes

In the following article we are going to be looking at undoing and rejoining V-brakes. This is a useful skill to learn as being able to open and close V-Brakes can make wheel removal much easier. The task can seem a bit tricky, but if you work through the instructions methodically you should be able … Read more

How to adjust brake lever reach

Brake lever too far away from handlebars? If this is the case then fear not. Brake levers are often equipped with a reach adjust mechanism. This brings the lever closer or further from the handlebars. Find out how to adjust brake lever reach in this article. Common questions about how to adjust brake lever reach … Read more

How to adjust brake levers on a mountain bike

When mountain biking, braking is crucial for a safe and enjoyable ride. If your levers are not set up correctly you may not be able to utilise all your braking power. In this article you will discover how to adjust brake levers on a mountain bike so you can take the most out of your … Read more

Bike Brake Adjustment

bike brake adjustment

To make your brakes work to their optimum, there are 3 bike brake adjustment. Learn everything you need to know about bike brake adjustment with the team at Cycle Maintenance Academy. Pad position– To achieve the maximum braking power the whole surface of the pad should hit the rim. Too high, and it may rub … Read more

Bike brake cable replacement

Bike brake cable replacement

Bicycle brakes are an integral part of a bike because they are what stops it from moving. If they don’t work properly, they will need to be fixed before you can safely use your bike again. A bike brake stops the bicycle from moving by jamming rubber (rim brakes) or metal and fibres (disc brakes) … Read more

How to change brake pads

How to change brake pads

Brake pads are an integral part of stopping. They rub against the wheel rim, causing friction that slows down the wheel. This process, together with the heat generated, wears the pad’s surface and, eventually, the rim surface.  If the pads are worn beyond the wear line or the grooves are no longer visible then it’s … Read more