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If you travel with your hydro disc bike, what are the risks when you need to pack the bike into the bike case? I'm hearing from some folks that you might kink the cables and then have fluid leak and other complications related to the dissassembly of the bike into the case.
Is it a genuine cause for concern? Or is it because my mates have chosen mechanical disc for this very reason leading them to be biased?
I'm leaning towards hydro disc (vs mech cable disc) just from previous experience with MTB hydro disc brakes which I found to be awesome. And my sons Sora grade hydro disc feel great too!
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BugsBunny wrote:I'm hearing from some folks that you might kink the cables and then have fluid leak and other complications related to the dissassembly of the bike into the case.
Surely this comes down to how you pack the bike? It's up to you to pack it properly, regardless of what gear you are using. Carelessly packed even mechanical brake cables are vulnerable to being kinked.
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There is an air pocket at the top of the brake fluid reservoir when the bike is sitting upright. Shimano don't recommend bikes with hydraulics are layed over on their side or tipped upside down. That air pocket can potentially move from the top of the fluid reservoir, around the edges and into a hose.
It's never happened to my bike after lying on the ground and if it did occur a brake line bleeding is a fairly simple job.
If you remove a wheel a sensible precaution is to fit a wedge between the caliper pistons. If a lever is accidentally pulled a piston can pop out of the caliper if there's nothing there to stop it.
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