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    Noisy 2012 Element 970 question?

    I bought it late last summer/early fall and have 6 rides this season on it.
    Should the bushings be noisy already. The bike is crazy loud when riding down the trail every time the suspension compresses. Is this a problem with this design or just bad luck with my frame.
    Just wondering if its an easy fix.
    Thanks!

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    Loud as in creaky? I'd lay odds on the main pivot axle being dry rather than the ABC bushings. Unless there's dust in the ABC bushes they shouldn't be noisy.
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    Creaky, that's what it is. I'll take over to the shop I guess.
    Thanks!

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    Shock bolts maybe dry as well.

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    Does it creak when you are standing on pedals? I chased a creak forever only to find out it was the seat rails.

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    Yes, when I'm standing. I don't think it's the rails a friend of mine had that problem with his saddle and we tried it.
    Thanks.

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