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Very far rear brake travel/late engagement


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Noticed that my bike's rear brake takes noticeable longer to engage (e.g having to press down further for brake to start engaging). Havent ridden my bike for a while and only started having this problem. Also, if I pump the rear brakes harder and faster then it starts to engage earlier? 

 

Checked the fluid levels and theyre all topped up, any insights on what this could be?

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Could either be air in the lines or sticking piston/s or slides 

 

I would first bleed the brake and run new fluid all the way through and while you are at it remove the caliper and pump the piston/s out a bit and clean them up also clean and grease the slides 

 

If this doesn't work then chances are its time for a full rebuild with seals on either the caliper or master cylinder 

 

 

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