Are all Shimano brake hoses the same?

Brake hoses – Shimano essentially use two hose designs. They both have the same external diameter, but the internal on the higher end hose is narrower. As the surrounding material is steel-reinforced, this makes the hose stiffer on the narrower hose. The cheaper hose is code BH59, and the stiffer hose is BH90.

Are all Shimano brake hoses the same?

Brake hoses – Shimano essentially use two hose designs. They both have the same external diameter, but the internal on the higher end hose is narrower. As the surrounding material is steel-reinforced, this makes the hose stiffer on the narrower hose. The cheaper hose is code BH59, and the stiffer hose is BH90.

Are all Shimano hydraulic hoses the same?

No need for them clanging around. Different pins. Silver pin is for 90, brass pin is for 59 for easy Identification. Hoses are totally interchangeable other than that.

What is the difference between Shimano BH59 and BH90?

The Newer BH90 hose is actually SMALLER in internal diameter, giving better braking performance. (You lose less pressure from liquid compression.) The BH59 and BH90 Olives are identical, the barbs however are different, because of the different internal diameter of the tubing. They are not interchangeable.

Do you need to bleed Shimano brakes after shortening hose?

You don’t need to do a full bleed though. Just cut the hose, fit the barb and olive, and tighten everything up, then take the top bleed bolt out, fit the bleed funnel (or bodge it with an open syringe or something), top up with mineral oil and pull the lever and tap the hose a few times to dislodge any bubbles.

How long should MTB brake hoses be?

The proper hose length should be short, but not so short that it will pull out in the event of a crash. We like to take our measurement with the bars turned like this to give it plenty of room should the bars turn in a crash. 8.

Are Shimano brake hoses Universal?

Also Shimano olives and fittings are universal within Shimano. The barbed inserts are not universal. The newer Shimano hose has a smaller internal diameter so uses a narrower barb. The outer diameter of the hose is the same so the olives etc still fit.

Can you mix BH59 and BH90?

The BH90 and BH59 hose are fully interchangeable as long as you get the correct fittings.

Can I use BH90 instead of BH59?

(You lose less pressure from liquid compression.) The BH59 and BH90 Olives are identical, the barbs however are different, because of the different internal diameter of the tubing. They are not interchangeable.

How do I shorten Shimano brake cable?

A dedicated hydraulic hose cutter is the best tool for this job as it will cut the hose at 90 degrees and will not crush or deform the hose in the process. Using gear cable cutters is possible but will usually crush the hose as it cuts. A Stanley knife blade can also be used to obtain a clean cut.

How do I shorten the hose on a Shimano brake?

Our new Hose Shortening Kit for Shimano brakes – £12.99 – Epic Bleed Solutions If you’re shortening the hose on a new brake not yet fitted to your bike, start by loosely fitting the brake caliper to the frame or fork mount. If your brake is already fitted, remove the lever assembly from the handlebar leaving the caliper attached to the frame.

How to bleed Shimano bike brakes?

The first 2-3 pulls of the lever will be loose or spongy, then the brake lever should start to firm up. If the brake lever does not become firm after 4-5 pulls it means that there is excess air inside the brake system. In this case the Shimano bleed procedure will need to be carried out using your Shimano bleed kit.

What is the difference between the Shimano XT and regular brake levers?

The biggest difference here aside from the weight is the addition of free stroke adjust on XT levers. The XT brake levers get the ability to just the free stroke, namely where the lever sits from the bar before you pull it.

Which Shimano hydraulic hose insert do I Need?

If you are shortening your Shimano brake hoses and you are not sure which hydraulic hose insert to use then you have landed in the right place. Below you will find a list of Shimano hydraulic brake model numbers arranged by lever/caliper combination. Simply look up your model number to identify whether you need the BH59 or BH90 hose insert.