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    Hey CX wrench! (Brake bleeding content)

    So, I have two pairs of Guide RSC's (and yes, I like em).
    Do you have a preference between the SRAM basic bleed kit, or the pro kit?
    The only differences I see are different plungers for the syringes (maybe for one handed operation?) and some seals.
    Opinion?
    Thanks!

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    Pro Kit for sure. It holds up over time much better and you can pull/push w/ more pressure. It's worth the $$$ if you're going to bleed brake every now and then. I like the Guide brakes, good power and good modulation. As long as the master cylinder behaves they're great.
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    Thanks a bunch. Pro it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Thanks a bunch. Pro it is.
    You order from QBP, right? The Pro kit has spares, a bunch of bleed blocks and the hoses can twist independent from the syringe. Definitely better.
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    Yup. It is only a $12.00 difference, so no brainer, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Yup. It is only a $12.00 difference, so no brainer, really.
    That's all?!? You'd be nuts to buy the cheaper one. Have fun playing w/ brake fluid
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    That's all?!? You'd be nuts to buy the cheaper one. Have fun playing w/ brake fluid
    Well...not too much, that DOT stuff is a wee bit toxic.
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    I figured I would ask your opinion because more expensive often does not mean better! I bled all the brakes on my shop's bikes back in the day, but haven't bled any newer brakes in a few years. The Sram's seem straightforward, but I might bribe a friend with beer to help with the syringe work (seems easier with a few extra hands?).
    You have any experience with Magura MT 7's? They are on wifey's bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    I figured I would ask your opinion because more expensive often does not mean better! I bled all the brakes on my shop's bikes back in the day, but haven't bled any newer brakes in a few years. The Sram's seem straightforward, but I might bribe a friend with beer to help with the syringe work (seems easier with a few extra hands?).
    You have any experience with Magura MT 7's? They are on wifey's bike.
    My Magura SL from 2009 uses mineral oil, not DOT oil. I think Magura still uses mineral oil in their brake systems today. One thing, the Magura branded mineral oil is damn stupid expensive. So, what I used was the mineral oil Pentosin CHF 7.1. This is oil was used by BMW power steering system. I bought a litter of it at a local BMW dealer back in 2009. CHF 7.1 has been discontinued today, but there is a replacement, it's called Febi 06162 and it's hell cheaper than the Magura "royal blood" stuff lol. If there is a local BMW dealer nearby, check with them. If you do decide to bleed the Magura system with Febi, I'd recommend taking out the opportunity to flush out the entire content of old oil from the brake system. After all, 1 liter of the Febi will last you a lifetime so no need to be conservative on the stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    I figured I would ask your opinion because more expensive often does not mean better! I bled all the brakes on my shop's bikes back in the day, but haven't bled any newer brakes in a few years. The Sram's seem straightforward, but I might bribe a friend with beer to help with the syringe work (seems easier with a few extra hands?).
    You have any experience with Magura MT 7's? They are on wifey's bike.
    SRAM is easy, the Bleeding Edge system is cool. You almost have to try to spill any fluid. I'm not a fan of Magura brakes, I seem to have more problems w/ them than any other. I have a friend that works on them more than I do, I can check w/ him if you have any problems.
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