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Maintaining Your Blix Bike Brakes: A Comprehensive Guide

As you embark on adventures with your ebike, ensure your brakes are in optimal condition for a safe and enjoyable ride. In this blog, we'll provide you with information on maintaining your Blix Bike brakes, with a focus on the difference between hydraulic and mechanical disc brakes. Let's dive in.

Hydraulic vs. Mechanical Disc Brakes: Understanding the Difference:

Blix Bikes are equipped with either hydraulic or mechanical disc brakes, each offering distinct advantages. Hydraulic disc brakes, found on models like the Packa, utilize fluid to transmit force and provide excellent stopping power. On the other hand, mechanical disc brakes, such as those found on a few Aveny and Sol color models, rely on a cable system to engage the brake pads. Understanding which brake system your Blix Bike has is crucial for proper maintenance.

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Maintaining Hydraulic Disc Brakes:

Hydraulic disc brakes require periodic maintenance to ensure optimal performance. If you own a Blix Ultra or any other Blix Bike equipped with hydraulic disc brakes, here are a few essential steps to keep in mind:

  1. Brake Inspection: Regularly inspect the brake pads for wear and tear. If they are worn beyond the recommended thickness, it's time for replacement. Refer to Blix's support article on brake adjustment and replacement for detailed instructions.
  2. Brake Bleeding: Over time, air bubbles can accumulate in the hydraulic brake system, reducing braking efficiency. Hydraulic brake procedures can be done at home. Anything else, such as servicing the hydraulic fluid, requires a bike shop mechanic. Please see the pictures and component document for details

Adjusting the caliper position:

  1. Loosen the caliper fixing bolts
  2. Press the lever several times to make the caliper centered on the rotor
  3. Tighten the fixing bolts

Adjusting the lever position:

  1. Locate the screw near the pivot point of the lever
  2. Turn the screw to change the position of the lever

Maintaining Mechanical Disc Brakes:

If your Blix Bike is equipped with mechanical disc brakes, the maintenance process is slightly different. Here are some essential steps to ensure your mechanical disc brakes are in top shape:

  1. Brake Cable Inspection: Regularly inspect the brake cables for any fraying or signs of damage. If you notice any issues, it's important to replace the cable to maintain reliable braking.
  2. Brake Pad Alignment: Ensure that the brake pads are properly aligned with the wheel rim. If misaligned, adjust them carefully.
  3. Brake Pad Replacement: If the brake pads are worn out, it's crucial to replace them promptly to maintain effective braking performance.

Maintaining your Blix Bike brakes is essential for a safe and enjoyable riding experience. By understanding the difference between hydraulic and mechanical disc  brakes and following the appropriate maintenance steps, you can keep your brakes in optimal condition.

Stay safe, and enjoy your adventures to the fullest!