Avid/Hygia Bleed Kit

This is an Avid bleed kit - all of $15 off fleabay. The Hygia SLP (and possibly other Hygia brakes) use the same bleed port threads as the Avid brakes:

Avid/Hygia Bleed Kit

The only thing you really need from the kit are the brass screw in adapters. At a pinch, I've bled the brakes by just pushing the ends of the bleed syringes into the bleed holes. This approach works but is messy.

Close-up of brass bleed port adapter

Avid makes two different types of bleed kit. There is a standard and a "pro" version.

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