Anyone know anything about disc brakes?

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  • GRX 400. Not sure you can compare with Sora since there's no sora hydraulic brakes?

  • The only reason I went with GRX is because they do cross-top levers, which I need for my slightly broken hands.

  • It's tiagra/deore, 10 speed, hydro, works and looks more or less the same as the better stuff but heavier and cheaper materials, no ceramic pistons etc.

  • So I've just installed my first hydraulic disc brake. It seems to work ok. But I forgot to put the connector inserts in the ends of the hoses. So the olives in my cross-top lever are tightening on a plastic hose with no metal insert. Inserts were already installed in the ends I put into the brake caliper and STI lever.

    I'm going to ride it and see if it goes spongy, then bleed and do it properly if needed. Think that's dangerous?

  • yes, the olive is missing the insert to get crushed around.

  • ok need to buy more hose then. fucking up is the best way to learn.

  • You probably trimmed them just long enough to cut the end off and do it right.

  • ha ha

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Anyone know anything about disc brakes?

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