Can you shorten a brake line without having to re-bleed the brake? August 31, 2016 13:28 No. The brake must be bled after shortening the hose. Related articles How often should SRAM HRD brakes be bled as part of a regular maintenance schedule? Is the bleed procedure the same for eTap® HRD 2x11 brakes as other SRAM road disc brakes? Does eTap® HRD 2x11 use the same hoses and fittings as other SRAM road disc brakes? Can eTap® HRD 2x11 brakes be purchased with different length hoses? Do eTap® HRD brakes use DOT fluid or mineral oil? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.