To secure the lines to the A-arms we picked up a pair of
billet-aluminum brake line clamps from Streamline. When
installing the clamps turn the wheel left to right to make
sure the line has free movement without binding. They
come in multiple colors and simply clamp around the
A-arm with a rubber sleeve to prevent scratches.
Route the lines to the caliper, make sure to clear any
moving parts and won’t get snagged by objects on the
trail. With the lines routed to the brake calipers you can
now install them using the supplied banjo bolts and crush
washers like you did to the reservoir.
When bleeding the brakes we used an old water bottle
and zip-tied it to the spindle and then ran a clear hose
from the bleeder screw into the bottle. You will want to fill
the bottles with a small amount of fluid to submerge the
hose to prevent any air suction
After the lines have filled with fluid you may now close
all bleeder screws and start bleeding the brakes. You will
want to start at the furthest caliper from the master cylinder.
With all the lines securely fastened and torqued, you can
now start to fill the brake system with fluid. Start with filling
the reservoir and cracking the bleeder screws. This will
allow gravity to fill the system, so keep an eye on the fluid
level as you don’t want the reservoir to become empty.
With all the air out of the lines, you should now have
a good feel in the brake lever. Now start reinstalling the
wheels and any other parts you removed. When you have
everything back in place you can take your machine for a
test run. We recommend double-checking all fittings and
fluid levels after your first ride. ❏
Pump the brakes 8–10 times, then hold the lever in the
depressed position. Now you can have your helper crack
then reseal the bleeder screw momentarily to release
any air in the lines. You will have to do this several times
before the lines are completely free of air. On the front
end we rotated between the right and left side each time.
During this process you will have to refill the reservoir to
prevent it from allowing any air back into the system.