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    Hello,
    I just got a Diamondback Axis 27.5 bike last week. I really like it but today on only it's third ride it has developed a clicking sound that I think is coming from the rear wheel area. I changed the tires a couple of days ago. Today late in the ride I heard the "snapping/popping" noise. It doesn't happen all the time. It's not once every turn of the wheel or the peddles. And it doesn't happen every time I hit a bump. I put the bike up on the repair stand and spun the rear wheel, some times I hear and some times I don't. It's hard to describe but it sounds like some thing is binding then releasing. Any ideas what it could be? I am going to take it to where I got it to have them look at it.

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    Seeing you changed the tires a couple of days ago, I would remove the rear wheel again and look for anything out of place. You may have reinstalled something incorrectly when you reassembled it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    Seeing you changed the tires a couple of days ago, I would remove the rear wheel again and look for anything out of place. You may have reinstalled something incorrectly when you reassembled it.
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    There are lots of things it could be.

    My guess is that the plastic thing on the rear wheel that is supposed to protect the spikes is tweaked and hitting the frame.

    Next, maybe a tight link in the chain. Or a lose bottom bracket.

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    Snapping Noise

    Dude, It could be your bong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Dude, I could be your bong!
    What part does one suck on a human bong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twimby View Post
    What part does one suck on a human bong?
    Really want the answer to that?
    Just circles turning circles....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Yetti View Post
    Really want the answer to that?
    Haha, damn iPad! I edited my post. I think he had a rainbow moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce in SoCal View Post
    There are lots of things it could be.

    My guess is that the plastic thing on the rear wheel that is supposed to protect the spikes is tweaked and hitting the frame.

    Next, maybe a tight link in the chain. Or a lose bottom bracket.
    The dork disk is there for aerodynamics at dirt trail speed. Protecting your spikes is just its second job.
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    I put the bike on the repair stand and looked it over. I took the rear wheel off and looked at everything to see if something was misaligned or falling off and nothing. I looked at the chain it doesn't look like there is a bad link. I cranked the peddles and no noise in the bottom bracket.
    I put the tire back on the bike and spun the tire and it is still snapping sometimes. turning the wheel by itself causes it to make the noise. It sounds like it's coming from the rear axle but I can't see anything hitting.

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    If it's not your bong, it's one of the bearings in the hub.

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    it's one of the bearings in the hub.
    That's what I'm thinking it is, time to take it in.

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    I switched the tires back to the originals and I am still getting the snapping noise. I sounds like a bearing is getting stuck in the hub then letting go or something.

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    I took the bike in last Wednesday to have it looked at. The bike tech looked at it twice and said he could find the noise or any other problems with the bike. I picked it up today and rode a few miles, no noises, the bike rides fine. I don't know what it was but hopefully it doesn't come back.

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    aliens...


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    It was a bike gremlin, they don't like to go to the repair shop so they run away, hence why the noise disappeared.
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    So basically this thread was for nothing. You couldn't even find out what was wrong and tell all the people who tried to help you. Just b!tchen dude! May your hub grenade next time you ride.

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    Bingo
    ...

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    Aliens, bike gremlins, or a jealous 29er bike that sits right next to it, it being the older bike. Maybe that's why the front tire on the 27.5 was flat this morning when I went get it to go for a ride.
    It makes for an interesting story around the campfire on a long bike trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by back2thetrail View Post
    It makes for an interesting story around the campfire on a long bike trip.
    Umm, not really!

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    It's back and louder than ever. The rear wheel seems to not be rolling freely. I still say it's something inside the rim because when I put my ear down by the brake caliper I can hear the noise coming from there.

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    sounds like the cones on a non sealed hub binding when you tighten the wheel...


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    Install a cut frisbee..just make sure the dog didn't chew it of the snapping could spoil aeronomics
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    I took the bike in to have it looked at again. I figured I would have to drop it off but the tech dude got right on it. I watched him take the rear wheel apart and check all the parts, no damage to any of them. He re-greased every thing and put it back together. He didn't come up with one certain thing that caused the noise but he thinks the nuts that hold the bearings in were adjusted wrong. On the gear side the grease was being pushed out. He said if that didn't solve the problem he will replace the wheel. It is working fine now. The bike rolls really fast and there is no noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker. View Post
    sounds like the cones on a non sealed hub binding when you tighten the wheel...
    Quote Originally Posted by back2thetrail View Post
    ...but he thinks the nuts that hold the bearings in were adjusted wrong..
    exactly...


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    Someone's nuts are all ****ed up?

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    no, just being mis-handled...


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