Brake Lever “Throw” for Hydraulic Disc Brakes?

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by PyreofFyre

Hi all,

So I’m putting together a new disc braked bike, following years of meddling with rim braked bikes. Have looked through the threads and couldn’t find a suitable response.

The question goes like this.

I typically prefer a shorter “throw” at the brake lever, between fully released to fully engaged. For a rim braked bike, all one needs to do is to loosen the cable bolt, squeeze the calipers, pull the cable tight and re-tighten the cable bolt.

How does one achieve a similar outcome with hydraulic disc brakes? With the brakes fully bled, the levers still travel about half the distance between fully released and fully engaged. Can I shorten this somehow, to say a quarter of the travel?


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