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How To Top Up A Magura Rim Brake

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What's wrong with a syringe? :giggle:

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What's wrong with a syringe? :giggle:

The whole point is that air is lighter than water, so it travels up your brake system into your lever. So you don't need to use syringes to get air out of your brake.

It's ideal if you're mid ride. How often have you brought syringes with you to a ride? compared to how easy it is to get a bottle of water during a ride :)

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I've always found it's easier to take off the top part of the syringe and just press the lever in and out, and honestly I usually take the syringe, if not and it leaks it's usually something I couldn't fix without a syringe, pliers spanners and so on. Thought the other videos that were on there good though (Y)

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I've always found it's easier to take off the top part of the syringe and just press the lever in and out, and honestly I usually take the syringe, if not and it leaks it's usually something I couldn't fix without a syringe, pliers spanners and so on. Thought the other videos that were on there good though (Y)

Yeah that's a good way of doing it, there's tonnes of variations and different ways of bleeding/topping up a Magura. I just made a video for this one as the majority of people won't have or won't want to buy a syringe etc. and it's perfect for mid-ride troubles.

edit: and thanks for the feedback :)

Edited by liam n

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Okay, i know im new to this.. BUT..... Hydraulic brakes work off water???!!!!??? :blink:

I thought it was typical DOT fluid thats used in Car/Motorbike brakes!

But great tutorial.. Thanks alot.. Subscribed to your Youtube :D

Edited by petrolhead1989

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Magura's are supposed to be run with mineral oil, DOT fluid will destroy the brake but water is a suitable (and free) substitute. It's worth tracking down Revolvers magura bath bleed guide.

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Easiest way to do this with a water bled brake is to take the plug out, wind the tpa off, and put the entire bar end, lever as well in a bucket of water, and gently pump the lever until air stops coming out. Put the bleed plug back in while it's still underwater, job done

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