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    Wheel Squeak

    Hi all,

    I have new Anthem X1 29er and ever since I got it has had an annoying repetitive squeak coming from the front wheel. It's a little chirp, chirp, chirp that speeds up as the wheel spins faster. It does it with brakes on or off, pedalling or coasting, even while walking and pushing the bike along if enough pressure is put on the front end. If front wheel is lifted it goes away.

    I figure it must have something to do with the front hub or thru-axle? I'm to this type of wheel and QR15, any ideas on how to fix this?

    Thanks,

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    Figured it out... It was the valve stem of all things! Put a nut on it and the annoying squeak is gone.

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    Interesting, I always throw the valve nuts away.

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    Wheel Squeak

    Lightly grease your thru-axle if you haven't done so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiRt DeViL View Post
    Interesting, I always throw the valve nuts away.
    I do too. Must be a weird tube/rim combination thing.

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