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    Anyone heard this noise before (Video)

    With the help of all the people on the forum I finally purchased my first real mountain bike this season. Brand new Trek Superfly AL. The bike has exceeded all my expectations however after a few months and maybe 7 good trail days, I noticed the front hub has started to make this odd clicking noise that I have never heard before shown here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3zpil3SYv8

    -The bearings have zero play in them
    -I ONLY hear this noise after 45min+ riding. It never ever does it when I first start riding.
    -Bike maybe has 100-200km on it max.
    -spokes are all tight and wheel is still 100% true
    - Nothing is stuck in the brake and it plays no role in the sound.

    **Sorry for the portrait video..I was trying to ride and hold my phone at speed.

    I am stumped and was hoping for some input from others. My next step is to crack the front hub and take a look inside but the bike should definitely not need this yet.

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    Does the ticking increase with speed? Have you stop after the ticking starts ,picked up the wheel and spun it? Are you sure its the front wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangeriderdave View Post
    Does the ticking increase with speed? Have you stop after the ticking starts ,picked up the wheel and spun it? Are you sure its the front wheel?
    The noise does change with speed. In the last 10 seconds of the video you can hear the interval of the click slow down as I bring the bike to a stop. I am sure it is the front wheel and did give the wheel a spin while the bike was stopped. I just can't put my finger on what would be causing that type of audible noise.

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    Down gear I can imagine this noise really ticks you off.
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