How to shorten a MAGURA brake hose
Ridiculously long brake cables on your handlebars don’t just look a bit silly, they can also be dangerous. Catching them on branches is a risk that could damage your brakes. This tutorial tells you exactly how to shorten your brake hose so you can avoid broken brakes and chaos on the cockpit.
Mounting new brakes is surely the most popular upgrade you can undertake to boost your bike’s performance. ENDURO’s giant brake test in issue #015 saw the MAGURA MT5 brakes secure a dominant victory with their high performance and fair price. But when you’re upgrading your brakes, you often have to shorten the brake hose – and this is where our advice comes in handy.
- MAGURA bleed kit
- Brake hose cutter
- 8 mm open-ended spanner
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Words & Pictures: Christoph Bayer