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    Well, I can assure you I'm running a 22t on my xt cranks, it worked with both the 2x setup and now the 3x with bash ring. The small xt chainring is standard, it has no ramps or anything but technically they don't make a 22t for the drivetrain so I bought one from REI that was from an older model year drivetrain. I think the issue you may run into if you want the shimano rings with the ramps is that they don't make many sizes, I believe the 3 ring setup uses a 24-32-42 and the dual ring setup uses 24-38. I don't believe the XT crankset uses any sort of odd spacing or unique things so you could probably use any chainrings if you forego the ramped shimano ones.

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    Sure thing, I think most all mtb people want their comrades to enjoy the sport and get the right bike for themselves. If you're coming off a hard tail I think you'll love something full suspension if you have bumpy trails, conversely it makes me laugh because all the guys I ride with have had full suss for years and they keep saying their next bike may be a lightweight hard tail. I guess there is something to be said for change. I too felt I was outgrowing my old bike, not only did ripping down rocky trails rattle my eyeballs so much I couldn't focus (literally true) but every time I went out I was breaking spokes, my custom built titanium spoked wheels were literally falling apart. One thing to note if you demo bikes, especially full suspension ones is that setup can make all the difference in the world! Something as minor as 3 psi different tire pressure can make a bike ride so much better or worse it really pays to note how things are setup. After following the recommendations on shock and tire pressures for my weight I wound up setting things up for someone who weighs about 50 lbs less than I do. I'm around 200lbs but I run shock pressures of 75 front and about 160 rear and my tires pressures are 19psi front 25psi rear using large volume tires and 35mm wide rims. Everyone who's ridden my bike (we trade usually for the day) loved it and thought it rode like a cadillac which I think can be attributed as much to my setup as the bike itself. Even lowering my handlebars by one spacer made a huge difference in steering. Just something to keep in mind when you demo different bikes, if I had to do it again I'd make sure I had a pressure gauge, tire pump and shock pump all in my bike bag so I could play with those things on the trail. There's a video of the bike I demo'd on my youtube channel as well as some other vids shot on my old hard tail bike.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Couldn't decide on a carbon wheel set so it's the Mavic SLR 29's for now. SRAM XX-1 with Magura MT-8s. It's only a week old so I'm still adjusting to it but it's fantastic so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbloodworth View Post
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    Bravo on your new steed, and taking your time building it up. And for recognizing how much impact a wheel upgrade will have on your bike.

    Numerous choices and more coming no doubt...what/how you ride, and budget will guide you.

    I have the Enve AMs on my 429c. Partly for bikepacking, but meanwhile, it makes a great trail rim. Made in USA is cool, but we pay for it obviously. If I had to do it again today I would look at Derby and Light Bicycle along with Enve. I would not shy away from a great deal on Speci Roval Carbons (with DTS internals), unless I was hell bent on a trail-ish build. Easton Haven got a bad rap for failing hubs; I'm sure they changed things up.

    For sheer price point you probably can't beat LB. They have a new optional wider rim, not advertised on their site AFAIK. You could have them build with Hope (or your supplied) hubs or just get the hoops.

    You'll be blown away, I'm sure. I was completely blown by the ride coming from alloy rims on a 429a. Completely different. Cheers!

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by She&I View Post
    Bravo on your new steed, and taking your time building it up. And for recognizing how much impact a wheel upgrade will have on your bike.

    I have the Enve AMs on my 429c. Partly for bike packing, but meanwhile, it makes a great trail rim. Made in USA is cool, but we pay for it obviously. If I had to do it again today I would look at Derby and Light Bicycle along with Enve. I would not shy away from a great deal on Speci Roval Carbons (with DTS internals), unless I was hell bent on a trail-ish build. Easton Haven got a bad rap for failing hubs; I'm sure they changed things up.

    For sheer price point you probably can't beat LB. They have a new optional wider rim, not advertised on their site AFAIK. You could have them build with Hope (or your supplied) hubs or just get the hoops.

    You'll be blown away, I'm sure. I was completely blown by the ride coming from alloy rims on a 429a. Completely different. Cheers!
    Thank you She & I! Excellent information. Originally, I was going with the Easton EC90's but then after reading all of the issues people were having with them, I decided to take a step back and research them before choosing incorrectly. Sure they have a two year no-questions-asked warranty but I would rather spend my time on the trail instead of on the phone.

    I've really been eyeing the Enve XC's with custom decals as, honestly, they're a really smokin' match up with the grey/red 429 and I haven't heard any complaints with them (yet).
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    I don't know anything about Derby or Light Bicycle... I'll look into those shortly. Thank you!
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    wil, have a look in the 27.5/650b forum. That's where Derby rims were introduced here and where there continues to be a lot of discussion in multiple threads about carbon wheelsets.

    If you can pony up for Enve, good on ya. Some have been broken, but I think mortals with decent travel would have a tough time breaking one. Be sure your spare tube has a long (50+ mm?) stem, as the rim channel is deep and won't work with shorties.

    BTW, I have the DTS 240 hubs with the standard ratchet and love them. Nice and quiet.

    Cheers and happy trails...

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    429c carbon thread

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by She&I View Post
    wil, have a look in the 27.5/650b forum. That's where Derby rims were introduced here and where there continues to be a lot of discussion in multiple threads about carbon wheelsets.

    If you can pony up for Enve, good on ya. Some have been broken, but I think mortals with decent travel would have a tough time breaking one. Be sure your spare tube has a long (50+ mm?) stem, as the rim channel is deep and won't work with shorties.

    BTW, I have the DTS 240 hubs with the standard ratchet and love them. Nice and quiet.

    Cheers and happy trails...
    Will do. Thanks for the information!

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    Hey EJ,

    Get the LBS to flip that shock around the other way so you can fit a water bottle in there. It works exactly the same... just gives you more clearance. I'm really not sure why Pivot doesn't put it in there that was by default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbloodworth View Post
    Couldn't decide on a carbon wheel set so it's the Mavic SLR 29's for now. SRAM XX-1 with Magura MT-8s. It's only a week old so I'm still adjusting to it but it's fantastic so far!

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    Having ridden Enve, Roval, and the NOX composites, at this point my recommendation is easy.

    Call dave at speeddreams. pick your hubs of choice and have dave build up some Nox composites for you.

    Wide, light, seal up great, easy to true if ever needed.

    Love them thus far.

    With XX1, hadley or DT swiss hubs are nice options.
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    Wow! This frame is insanely stiff. I guess my Jet RDO was a wet noodle. I couldn't detect a ounce of flex anywhere. On par with Niner on its pedal efficiency and climbing ability. The rear was solid when pedaling and felt bottomless in the rough. Very impressed Pivot.
    Only down side was the 350gram weight increase, but gain substantial stiffness. My change some odds and ends to get my weight back down. I'm a weight weenie.
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    EJ, what was on the frame when you weighed it? Looks like no bb, rear axle, or headset? Awesome build.

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    Well after a year of saving I am finally the owner of a 429 Carbon. I just took it out on my first ride with it and all I can say is what a great bike. The reviews and what you read barely do it justice. This bike will make you a feel like a better rider. It climbs, descends and everything in between amazingly well. I am coming off a hard tail and was worried about pedal bob but not on this bike. I cannot wait to put some more miles on it. I will put up a pic as soon as I figure out how.

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    429C + Pike

    Just put a Pike on my recently built up med 429C. Looked everywhere for the RS 120mm air shafts but could only find a 130. Didn't have the right oil to do the conversion so I left it at 140. Might keep it there. Running 35% sag and an extra bottomless token. The thing rips on the downs. Probably lose a bit on the climbs, but I think I could get used to it. 130mm might be the sweet spot, but I like a slacker bike and my local trails are either really rocky or they have a lot of rocks.

    Comes in at 27lbs even with the Pike, KS dropper, Easton EC70 wheels, Maxxis Ardent / High Roller (not light), 1x10, and a healthy coating of drought induced SoCal moon dust.
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    Thanks for posting your experience and details, BD. That's just the kind of info I've been hoping for.

    I'm thinking White Bros Loop (or something plush with a suitable A-C measure) @ 130 or 140 with a 1.5° Angleset. I'm running Enve AMs already, so with a 70mm stem I could have a serious trail shredder. I think so, anyway; it sounds like your findings might confirm it.

    Cheers,

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    PS: Curious to know what your test trails were. I'm in SoCal also

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    429c carbon thread-img_0038_zpsdabbd4aa.jpgThank you Pivot for rescuing me from Specialized. Slavery is no way to go through life...

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    Quote Originally Posted by She&I View Post
    Thanks for posting your experience and details, BD. That's just the kind of info I've been hoping for.

    I'm thinking White Bros Loop (or something plush with a suitable A-C measure) @ 130 or 140 with a 1.5° Angleset. I'm running Enve AMs already, so with a 70mm stem I could have a serious trail shredder. I think so, anyway; it sounds like your findings might confirm it.

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    Hey Mike, I ride mostly N of San Diego.. La Costa / Carlsbad.

    Went to a 70mm stem and xx1. Pretty much dialed. Might be no need to drop to 130 or less. Getting PR's up and down with only a few rides ~60 miles. She's down to 26.7 lbs after swapping pedals.

    I measured the setup with the Fox 120 right at the 69.3 on my iphone app and just under 68 with the Pike. Not sure you really need the angleset.

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    Anyone with long term bearing issues on their Pivots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    Anyone with long term bearing issues on their Pivots?
    just bring back to your LBS. it's a known issue & Pivot is acknowledging it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Damage View Post
    Just put a Pike on my recently built up med 429C. Looked everywhere for the RS 120mm air shafts but could only find a 130. Didn't have the right oil to do the conversion so I left it at 140. Might keep it there. Running 35% sag and an extra bottomless token. The thing rips on the downs. Probably lose a bit on the climbs, but I think I could get used to it. 130mm might be the sweet spot, but I like a slacker bike and my local trails are either really rocky or they have a lot of rocks.

    Comes in at 27lbs even with the Pike, KS dropper, Easton EC70 wheels, Maxxis Ardent / High Roller (not light), 1x10, and a healthy coating of drought induced SoCal moon dust.
    You have been ripping on it compared to your Bronson!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpjumper61 View Post
    Thank you Pivot for rescuing me from Specialized. Slavery is no way to go through life...
    +1 - one of the greatest kindnesses one MTBR can bestow on another...

    BTW - nice looking bike. I dig the green.
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    Heres my Mach 429c. Im thinking about putting a 140mm fork on it this year. Never thought Id ride a 29er, let alone love one. Thanks Pivot for making a rad bike!

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    BD - first of all - your setup looks great & the black stanchions on the Pike look even better than I would have guessed with the 429 frame.

    Can you add any insight about the ride balance / characteristics of the 140/100 setup you're running? I'm very psyched about the 429, but am leaning towards the Ripley due to greater overall travel, particularly the rear. My prior bike (just stolen (moment of silence)) was a Mach 5 & I felt invincible on downhills with it, which I've chalked up to the healthy rear travel & definitely not my technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffme View Post
    Can you add any insight about the ride balance / characteristics of the 140/100 setup you're running?
    I'm also more than curious about ride characteristics. BD, it sounds extremely positive so far, thanks. I admit I have concern about getting to 130mm travel if need be, but would like to experience the fishfork buzz. Curious about BB height. Thanks for blazing, and for all info, BD.

    Sorry to hear about your M5, jeffme. Silver lining, I hope...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffme View Post
    BD - first of all - your setup looks great & the black stanchions on the Pike look even better than I would have guessed with the 429 frame.

    Can you add any insight about the ride balance / characteristics of the 140/100 setup you're running? I'm very psyched about the 429, but am leaning towards the Ripley due to greater overall travel, particularly the rear. My prior bike (just stolen (moment of silence)) was a Mach 5 & I felt invincible on downhills with it, which I've chalked up to the healthy rear travel & definitely not my technique.
    I have often wondered what another 20mm would do to this bike (hoping they come out with a 529... haha). I just got the rear shock pushed and that has helped the 'balance'. I am certainly more tentative on this bike on some of the steeper rocky stuff vs a 150 - 160 travel rig. Before tuning the rear shock it felt a bit harsh, but now I'm hitting all the stuff my courage allows (2-3' ers) and don't feel the need for much more rear travel. Still haven't got around to dropping the fork to 130, but I'm still getting PR's up and down so its hard to want to change too much. I'd say if you want more of a xc capable trail machine go 130 while 140 makes more of an aggressive trail bike. Keep in mind that the 429 IMO is still a trail bike at it's most agressive build and I don't plan to take it down some of the bigger DH runs around.

    Currently working on an HD build to be my all mtn ride. Once that is done then I will likely drop the fork travel and put some lighter rubber to make it more of an all day rider and potential racer (if I can find the motivation to race XC)

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    429c carbon thread-image.jpgMoving from a Yeti 575 to the Pivot 429C . What an amazing change. I love this incredible ride. I demoed the Pivot a few months ago and realized quickly it was going to be an expensive day. However, now that I have pulled the trigger and have 60 miles on it, I wish I would have been on it a year ago. This bike accelerates like a hard tail. I am just as comfortable on the downhills as I was on the 575 only now I climb much faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rduck View Post
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ID:	877076Moving from a Yeti 575 to the Pivot 429C . What an amazing change. I love this incredible ride. I demoed the Pivot a few months ago and realized quickly it was going to be an expensive day. However, now that I have pulled the trigger and have 60 miles on it, I wish I would have been on it a year ago. This bike accelerates like a hard tail. I am just as comfortable on the downhills as I was on the 575 only now I climb much faster.

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    Conti Mountain king protection front

    26.4 Lb

    Nicely done. Added bonus is you picked the fastest color. There is no question the green is the fastest.
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    Yes , Green is fast!!

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    Actually Green looks really fast but those of us on black are actually going faster because black is the absence of color and it's just that you can't see us

    Oh and really nice ride... Welcome to the club

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    Can anyone confirm that the green is 300 grams heavier due to paint thickness? When I load my bike in the back of the ute this is significant.
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    Sorry - wrong thread!
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    I'm planning on upgrading to a new FS 29er this season and the Mach 429 Carbon is at the top of my list after short test rides on the street (still snow-covered trails in Metro-West Boston). If the on-trail demo lives up to expectations, the decision will come down to the build. This is definitely the high-end for my budget, so I'm curious about the XT/SLX build - is it worth the upgrade to the higher-spec builds? To put it another way, what are the benefits (aside from weight reduction) that come with XT, XT/XTR builds?

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    Get the XT/SLX build and slap some Light Bicyle carbon rims on the wheels with Supercomp spokes. I was going to go this route, but I wanted 32h rims and a 35mm Pike. Just paid for a 429C frame today. I got the oh so slow black, but I am rethinking that decision.

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    what kind of doc are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDon View Post
    Get the XT/SLX build and slap some Light Bicyle carbon rims on the wheels with Supercomp spokes. I was going to go this route, but I wanted 32h rims and a 35mm Pike. Just paid for a 429C frame today. I got the oh so slow black, but I am rethinking that decision.
    You know better, the green is definitely faster.

    Also agree on the build advice for others... given a budget I would make sure that I got a nice fork. But given the choice of say X9 or SLX and possibly carbon wheels (say nox or derby with a reasonable hub) or XTR or XX1 and alloy wheels, I'd get the carbon hoops all day long instead, this advice goes up exponentially as a riders weight goes up.
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    Nice to see a few 429C post... remember when we were the hot kids... now its Mach 6 everywhere...not that it doesn't deserve it.

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    green is definitely faster!

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    I'm thinking of upgrading my aging Anthem x 29er with either a Mach 429c or a Ripley.
    If i rum my Ax 29er with plenty of sag it feels very deep for 100mm of travel but the 120mm of the Ripley is tempting.
    On the 429c Is there 1/8" plus clearance between the links and/ or shock and seat tube to squeeze in a 7.5 x 2 shock with offset bushings to reduce i to i ?. Getting that extra travel is tempting.

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    Just came off maiden voyage. Would like to post my first impressions with regard to X01 drive train. For some history I have a second 429C with full XTR in a 2 X 10 38/24. My new 429C w/X01 bike pictured below is stock except the seatpost (P6 carbon) saddle (Henge Comp) and brakes (XTR in lieu of stock XO).

    The short and sweet version is for everyone to look for my XTR drivetain and shifters from my first 429c on e-bay in the near future once I find a free hub that will take an X01 cassette.

    So here is what I noted in no particular order:

    1. I got over logs clean that my 38T ring would hit. Nice.

    2. I was apprehensive like probably a lot of folks as to whether the granny would be low enough. Just forget about it, it is plenty low enough to get up steep climbs with the stock 30T front ring. I got up everything that I got up before on the 2 X 10 and at the same speed if not faster.

    3. Finding the right gear. Yes, the correct gear is there, just click it and you are good. Not as much back and forth as the 2 X 10.

    4. I don't miss the FD!!!! Be honest, sometimes you don't hit that FD shifter just right and you get a 'grinder'.

    5. Most important of all. CRANK SPIN RESISTANCE. I have my own way of testing this that is probably nuts but hear me out. I put my bike on the stand and select gears where the chain lines up and straight as possible between the font ring and cassette, usually the 3rd or 4th ring down from the largest in the rear and the outer ring in the front. In the case of the X01 I think it was the 4 gear down from the top ring.

    I then position the crank arm located on the drive side to the 12:00 position (note that it does not matter if it is 12:00am or 12:00pm...sorry, just trying to be funny). Then I aggressively thrust the crank backwards letting go around the 8:00 position and let it spin to a stop. This X01 set the record by rotating a full 2 rotations plus another 3/4. 2-3/4! All my other cranks from various sundry bikes including my 429C with 2X10 XTR were lucky to get a full 2 rotations. Not to mention when you cross-chained the 2X10, as you would expect it got worse.

    The X01 seems to provide the least cross chain resistance by far. Why? I suppose because there is less of an angle when cross-chaining due to the fact that there is only one front ring and its centered in relation to the cassette. Obviously this is not a scientific test since the angular velocity of your backwards spinning of the crank can vary some but some of us played baseball and know what we are doing so I am going with it!



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    Nice bike and car.

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    Those noisy things with four wheels make poor backdrops for them sexy bikes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Giant View Post
    Yes,

    Like a few here I am hearing the same creaks and ticks. Started about the 500 mile mark.

    Pulled a few things apart and cleaned and lubed. Helped a bit, but came back.

    What I have found is that when I wash the bike and have it clean, it's dead quiet for a few rides until it gets dirty again. So, at this point I'm assuming it's dirt, or dust, something that gets in there and creaks.

    Also thought it could be the cable ferruels on the rear chainstay for the rear der. Light coat of grease on them.

    Ultimately, it's something dirty or not lubed. I don't think it's structural, but also will admit it can be annoying. I would love to figure out the root cause as thus far I've thought it was the rear wheel dropouts, possibly the linkage, or even my seatpost.

    I of course didn't just try one thing at a time to narrow it down.

    I cleaned it before a 4 day trip to Colorado. Dead silent day one and two. Day two was a 5 hour epic with lots of crapola. Next day it creaked like a MOFO (I cursed the creaking a few times, but absolved it for the great ride).

    Got it home, washed it off this AM - Dead silent again.

    It's my only issue thus far as I love how the bike rides. But, with 4 kids I don't have time like I used to to try and really narrow it down to the root cause - so if someone figures it out - let us know!


    So, this 429c is one of the rare bikes I like so much that I continuously lived with any creaks and ticks because the ride quality is so damn good. But, figured an update again at some point was worthwhile.

    Took my bike out to SoCal for some riding the end of March. Fitness aside had a great time (long winter this year, some fatbiking and trainer time helped but I digress)

    Bike was honestly creaking like mad on any climbs, but I really didn't believe it was the frame. The clicks were gone after Sram replaced my rear XX1 der.

    Thought it might be the cassette or the fork crown (though it didn't seem like the fork crown this time) Sram actually replaced the rear cassette under warranty, and Fox did diagnose a slightly creaky crown - replacing it also. Sram mentioned to me that they have had some creaky cassettes (strange but true).

    Also pulled my headset cups to re-grease and reinstall.

    So basically did a rebuild, as my rear shock went in also and Fox overhauled due to some caviation...

    Well, at least as of today my bike is dead silent again. Can't really tell you what it was as I just wanted to get it rebuilt as we can finally start riding a bit here in Michigan again.

    But, XX1 is really new technology still so some growing pains are to be expected I suppose (and when you are climbing in a 28 x 42 gear that is a ton of torque on the cassette). Fox and creaky crowns... well seems to be once a season.

    Would like to try a different fork, but budgets right now dictate I stick with where I am for a bit.

    Great frame though, just fantastic.
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    If mine creaks continuously on up hills its usually the rear axle. It needs lots of lube. I think a little moisture in there quiets it until it drys out. My cassette was loose once. TIME pedals were creaking - I'm done with TIME. On my alloy it was usually its the seat post, followed by the saddle. It was never the BB, shimano or sram, although I always fixate upon it being the culprit. The rear derraileur needed tigthening a couple of times. My freind's and mine 429c makes mild creaking noise from the cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDon View Post
    If mine creaks continuously on up hills its usually the rear axle. It needs lots of lube.
    Stupid question... where exactly are you lubing on the frame contact point / dropouts?

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