Brake bleeding can be an intimidating bike repairs, but it’s actually really easy to do—much simpler than many other repairs.
Today, I’m going to show you how simple the concept actually is, and get you on track to bleed your own brakes.
According to a recent poll, about a third of you are already bleeding your own brakes, so maybe you could help answer some questions in the comment section.
Get yourself some rubber gloves (I know I wasn’t wearing them). Also rags and a spray bottle for alcohol or water.
This wrench is pretty useful for working on brakes
Magura Bleed Kit
Sram, Avid, Hayes, Hope, Elixir
100 Latex-free Gloves!
If you want to find a bleed tutorial just find the model of your brake and search for it on YouTube. The GMBN videos are great, and Performance bike also has a few good ones. When in doubt, just go straight to the manufacturer.