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Home Mechanic Brakes Course

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT

Ever wondered how squeezing those little levers can haul you and your bike down to a standstill so quickly? Or have you felt your brakes just make a bunch of noise and let you careen into the woods at every corner? If you want to know more about your brakes and gain more confidence and control on your bike, this one day course is for you.

This Home Mechanic Brakes Course will cover all aspects of mountain bike hydraulic braking systems found on modern mountain bikes. We’ll learn about the various components of a brake system and practice how to inspect, maintain and service the brakes on our bikes. Everything from brake pad wear and pad replacement, bleeding different brake systems, right up to caliper service and hose replacement will be taught and practiced by students.

The depth of each topic will be tailored to each students’ needs and comfort levels, so if you’re just starting out we’ll ensure you know the basics, and if you want to get more in-depth we’ll keep you challenged there too. Each course will combine approximately 25% lecture time, 25% demonstration time, and 50% practical application time.


  • Introduction of braking systems, their components and operation
  • Discussion of brake fluids and their properties
  • Installation, setup and adjustment of calipers, rotors and levers
  • System maintenance – cleaning and inspection
  • Pad and rotor inspection and replacement
  • Troubleshooting – system inspection and wear diagnosis of fluids, pads, rotors, pistons, seals
  • Bleeding – when, why and how. Bleeding processes and the tools required for each students’ braking systems
  • Component replacement – lever internals, pistons, hoses

Date: 2019-06-22: 9am-3pm
Fees: Course Tuition Fee $167 CAD, Material Fee: $25 CAD
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Whistler Adventure School
1345 Alpha Lake Rd #5
Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B1 Canada
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(604) 962-2220