How to bleed a SRAM Guide Brake
If your brake bite point has started to fluctuate, the lever can be pulled all the way to the bars or if the brake is more than one year old, then it’s time to replace the brake fluid and thoroughly bleed it. If you have SRAM Guide Brakes we’ll show you how to do it correctly, removing all the air from the system.
For brakes that use DOT as fluid it’s important to bleed the system once a year to ensure perfect function.
- SRAM/Avid bleed kit (Bleed Kit)
- Protective glasses
- Zip ties or straps to hold the brake lever near the bar
Before bleeding remove the wheel and prepare both syringes. Fill one half full and the other one third full with brake fluid.
Words & Pictures: Christoph Bayer