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    Queston about front end.

    I have noticed recently that when I am going down a hill or mashing my pedals that I hear a rubing.

    It sounds like my tire hitting the crown (I think that's what it's called) of my fork. I am running a 2.4 tire in the front and have noticed that while there is clearance there isn't much.

    It's tough to tell where it's comming from since I can't duplicate it unless I am riding and I don't really want to look down at it for obvious reasons.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

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    Assuming that you have an air fork.....are you running enough pressure?

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    Not an air fork. The fork is a POS but it's been fine untill recently.

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    If the clearance is real tight it probably is the tire, put a smaller one on and check it out.

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