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ShimanoTL-BT03-S Disc Brake Bleed Tool

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Item # SHI00AS
Description

Better than eels.

Shimano's TL-BT03-S Disc Brake Bleed Tool includes everything you'll need to perform professional-grade bleed maintenance on your hydraulic braking system. You'll have a syringe, oil funnel, funnel stand, and tube to complete the process; however, do note that this kit is designed specifically for Shimano hydraulic brakes.

Tech Specs
Compatibility
Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
Recommended Use
maintenance
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years
Weight

Actual Weight

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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Grams

Oz

For Shimano Brakes, One Size
187g
6.60oz
Includes packaging.

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    Does NOT include everything you need!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Imagine, if you can, buying a brake bleed kit that says it includes everything you need. Imagine paying $15 extra so that it gets to you in time to fix your bike for the weekend. Then imagine, if you can . . . that it EXCLUDES an adapter that's necessary for it to work with any recent year's road or gravel Di2 / disc brake setup. If you buy this kit (without also buying the additional adapter), you won't have to use your imagination. Somebody needs to fix the product description to disclose the need for an adapter. (To Competitive Cyclist's credit, they are shipping the adapter out on an expedited basis.)

    No adapter for funnel

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    From the description: "includes everything you'll need to perform professional-grade bleed maintenance on your hydraulic braking system." Except it doesn't. No mention in the description of needing an additional part (adapter funnel) to make this work with R7020/R8020/R9120 shifters.

    Needs an adaptor for funnel!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This kit will NOT work for the most recent Shimano brake systems (e.g. 8070). The funnel is too small to screw into the top port in the lever. There is an adaptor available (part number ST-R9120) which screws into the lever port, and then the funnel screws into the adaptor. Only with this can you get the last annoying bubbles out of the system. Should have been highlighted in the main description...

    Hey Ray - thanks for the comments. For compatibility of the bleed kit as is - see Bill Sherman's post below. We do normally stock the adapter for the road shifters that are not compatible out of the box. The item # is SHI00MD-WH-FUNADAORI and should be back in stock soon!

    Basic Bleed Kit

      This is a basic bleed kit that gets the job done. Super easy to use. Make sure you have plenty of mineral oil.

      Works Great

        Works great. Easy to do. Makes brakes better than new! You might not even need new pads yet. I should have done this sooner.

        It gets the job done

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Since I have a small shop in my garage where I tune up bikes for family and friends I figured I needed this kit. Very simple and easy to use (Thanks to Youtube). Not as complicated as a SRAM bleed kit.

        Price is Nice

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        This could be one of those items that Shimano could charge you a lot for and you don't seem like you get your moneys worth but this kit is half as much as I had to spend on the SRAM bleed kit. It would be nice if it came with a little mineral oil though.

        Makes it easy

          Like other users have said, the project is easy if you have the right tools. Just add fluid and you have everything you need.

          Useful

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I have Shimano XT's on my 2015 Trek Remedy 9. I didn't need to use the syringe. Just followed a tutorial on YouTube and was all set.

          Great

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Great bleed kit. All you need. Just get some fluid and you are good to go.

          Compatibility

            Shimano XTR M9000/M9020/M985/988 series
            XT M8000, M785, M786
            SLX M7000, M675
            Zee M640
            Saint M820
            Deore M575
            Non-Series Hydraulic Road Shifters BR-R685
            Non-Series Hydraulic Road Shifters BR-R785
            Non-Series Hydraulic Road Shifters BR-RS505

            Everything you need except mineral oil

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            This kit includes the syringe and cup you need to bleed Shimano brakes. Mineral oil is a separate purchase. You will also need a 7mm wrench. The procedure is pretty straightforward, plenty of videos online.

            First time bleeder

            • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

            Finally decided to do the job myself after spending 40$ for both of my shimano slx brakes to be bled. The kit worked flawlessly as I followed some instructional videos online. You just need mineral oil, a 7 mm wrench and you are good to go! The brakes felt great right away and still do after a month of riding.

            Makes an easy job even easier

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            Shimano brakes have always been easy to bleed compared to some other brands. This shaves off some time when I'm going through all the bikes in the garage. Not necessarily a requirement, and a little overpriced, but it does its intended purpose well.

            Bleed those brakes

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            Save yourself a trip to the bike shop and get this kit. Super easy to use and works great. No complaints at all.

            Keep those brakes going!

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            Definitely grab one of these kits if you run any Shimano brake. Pretty easy to use too!

            Must have

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            If you have Shimano Disc brakes and bleed your own brakes this is a must have. It makes bleeding brakes for Shimano quite easy. You will need to get some mineral oil and it doesn't come with an olive and barb that you would need if you were cutting your hose down. Because it is missing those parts it only gets 3 stars instead of 4 or 5.