Adjust your 11-speed Shimano brake levers – video

Tweak your lever reach and get your stoppers sorted

It's easy to get your Shimano 11-speed brake levers adjusted to perfection

In the bad old days it was necessary to use shims to adjust the reach on Shimano STI brake levers. Luckily times have moved on and with the Japanese giant’s new 11-speed kit the process is a lot easier – though a surprising number of cyclists don’t know how to do it.

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Check out the video below, in which former mechanic Matthew Allen, now a bike tester for BikeRadar sister mag Cycling Plus, shows you a handy tip for getting the job done properly – using just a small screwdriver or Allen key and a whiteboard marker.

Video: adjust your 11-speed shimano levers