Front brakes? Do they need bleeding?
Well I successfully replaced the front discs and pads the other day and changed to Black Diamond Drilled & Grooved discs and matching predator pads. When I fitted the new pads, I wound the caliper pistons back in with a large G-clamp, whilst having the brake fluid reservoir cap off and keeping an eye on the fluid level. Everything was OK, but now the brake pedal has gone completely soft, and there is hardly any bite on the brakes.
I understand that they need to be bedded in, but the brakes really are poor and the spongey pedal makes me think that there could be air in the system? Surely this can't be possible as none of the bleed nipples were opened and no air could have got into the system!
Is it worth having a go at bleeding the system do you think?
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