Need to pick the brains of those more (bike) mechanically minded than myself. 🙄
Initially and as I suspected with all this hot weather my brakes were seized. After rectifying the the front, I took the rear caliper off the mount to find some serious fluid p*ssing from it. If anyone’s any thoughts in to this I’d be grateful. Now without personally probing further I’m thinking its a seal gone (optimistic view) or could be worse and could result in a new set of brakes (which such a bad thing with the 1’s being way over due an upgrade….which leads me onto my 2nd(ish) question/dilemma.
The rotors that are currently on there are avid 170 front 160 rear. If I were to switch to SLXs would the front take their 180 (it’s a 29er by the way) or drop to their 160 and use for front & rear? Also would they fit directly as the E1s have or would I require the mounts they offer as part of the package (post to IS , Post to Post) or are they as I suspect dependant on the size of the rotor used?
On the other hand and just to throw a curve ball in, could I get Codes or XOs and just use existing rotors…. Which may or may not save a few bob…
Also with the E1’s that are currently (squatting) on there , the tubing is fed through the frame. If I am to replace the brakes is it a case of disconnecting at either end – reconnecting the new brakes and bleeding them or……..would I have to painstakingly feed the new set through (admittedly not having a scooby where to start for this).
Many questions but hopefully there’s someone around to pass on such wisdom….
As usual all thoughts/advice/suggests are more than welcome