Old 08-08-22, 03:52 PM
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Which Tools For Shimano Hydraulic Brakes?


I am currently working on a new gravel bike build with GRX components. I need to collect the special tools (Shimano or otherwise) to service and repair this setup. This includes replacing and terminating the hoses.

I am not a shop so won't be using these on a daily basis, more likely on an annual / semi-annual basis. So I am not looking on spending a fortune on pro grade tools unless they are superior in quality / functionality.

The only thing that I have sort-of looked at so far is the Shimano brake bleeding kit. It appears that there is both an old and new version with some folks liking the old version better. Assuming that I will need the pro kit which version should I look for?

Another question... are any tools, spacer blocks, etc. supplied as part of the brake kits? Unfortunately, the only thing that shop included with the bike was the red pad spacer for shipping the bike. I know that you need different one for bleeding the brakes without the pads installed.

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