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    Creaking Rocky 730 Altitude

    I have tried everything cleaning bushings.Checking chairing bolts tightened crank, new BB,checked axle for tightness, greased seat post. Checked steerer tube greased and prepacked head set. Greased spider on cranks. PLEASE HELP BEFORE IT GETS CHUCKED INTO A POND OR PUT INTO A CAR CRUSHER. Thanks guys Jack Graves!!!!!

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    90% probability of dry metal to metal contact in main swingarm pivot axle.
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    after everything else you've done if greasing the swingarm pivot doesn't resolve it see if you've got pedal washers or at least grease on the threads and spindle/crank interface. i've actually stripped and rebuilt more than one bike with a phantom creak only to find that was the problem.

    now it's generally the first thing i check/eliminate since it's the simplest.
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    I chased a creak on my aluminium hardtail for almost a year, replaced or greased everything, only to find one day it was the nylon buckle on my hydration pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    I chased a creak on my aluminium hardtail for almost a year, replaced or greased everything, only to find one day it was the nylon buckle on my hydration pack.
    Thanks guys I have checked my peddled also. Ill try greasing all my pivots again. I'm about to just live with it or maybe sell it. I Love the Bike but the Creaking is Driving me Bonkers.

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    Shock bolts for the rear shock?? That's what fixed mine.

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    All the metal to metal contact points in the Ride9 hardware should be greased as well.
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    I did that at the same time as the shock.

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    Thanks guys ill give the shocks bolts another try I appreciate all the feedback.

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    I have the same bike. Try opening the QR on the seat post tighten nut 1/8 to 1/4 turn close QR. that's what fixed mine.

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    I have a different none quick release seat clamp thanks though.

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    Do you have a dropper post? When I bought my bike I also got a stealth post, it made allot of noise. the shop that installed it found they had put the top piece on backwards.

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    No dropper I put a Thompson but it creaked before the switching of seat posts.

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