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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:14 pm 
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It's this latest tech 3 with the revised x2 caliper.

The caliper has new hose routing and thats the problem. On the rear the hose feeds pretty much straight from frame to caliper on a straight fitting, but on the front the routing on straight points so far away, you've a large loop, and on the 90 degree banjo it fouls the mount, so you'd need to swivel it out of the way to easily get to the mounting bolt putting on of taking off, which isnt an ideal way of doing things.
Must be doing something wrong :? can't be this weird.
PS im changing from one hole to the other swopping the nipple and hose about but the routing each time forced the hose into a big loop first. I cant see why we need to have a loop in the system, that seems madness to me :?

2 Tech 3 X2 calipers.
Note the positioning of the hose and bleed nipple routing.

According to their site this odd routing is the latest caliper, though they arent specifying any difference between the two.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:34 pm 
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:facepalm: :oops:

While looking at the pic I realized the banjo faces towards the front when fitted on the fork, not the side or up.

Emergency over. Silly me.


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