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    Dt Swiss Shock is SHRIEKING!

    Sooo, The Dt Swiss shock on my 2013 Genius is really making some scary sounds when I put it in the traction mode (middle setting). The shock has always made a squeak while compressing when in the descend position and I recently tried adjusting the cable tension on the twin lock. It seems as though the noise kicks in if the cable is a little too tight. Anyone else find that their shock makes a loud shriek when compressed? Thx

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    Try opening the air can (let the air out first) and putting some grease or thick oil on the dynamic seals. This has worked for me on a couple of sparks with similar noises.

    In some cases it can be the pivot hardware too, but from your description I would be surprised if that is the case on your bike.

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    When I've experienced this, it was a result of the cable tension being a bit too tight or loose in the traction setting. Give the barrel adjuster a couple turns (even while riding) to see if it fixes the problem.
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    Thx Brentos, that was the fix I believe. I think the lock ring on my barrel adjuster had become loose so the cable was back slipping. Did I mention that I FRACKING LOVE THIS BIKE! I put a 30t Race Face narrow/wide chain ring on and rode Black Mountain up in Pisgah. Climbed like a goat and pinned some crazy arse downhill section. Can't get it outta my head!

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    If you guys flip the bike upside down, you'll see 2 lines near the cable portion of the shock where the turning wheel cable guide is. You have to adjust the cable tension where the line is in between those 2 lines. If its not in those lines you'll get those noises.

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    Dt Swiss Shock is SHRIEKING!

    Quote Originally Posted by pumaking View Post
    If you guys flip the bike upside down, you'll see 2 lines near the cable portion of the shock where the turning wheel cable guide is. You have to adjust the cable tension where the line is in between those 2 lines. If its not in those lines you'll get those noises.
    Hi pumaking
    I have the same problem,but I can't understand what the procedure is. I can see the 2 lines , but I don't know how to do it
    I would be really grateful If you can explain it in detail.
    I can see the 2 lines it sais"trail" but the cable never gets there, it only approaches in open position. Is this wrong?
    Thanks

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    Step 1: Make sure all the cable slack is gone and tighten up the cinch bolt on the shock. Also make sure the barrel adjuster on the twin-lock lever is all the way in.

    Step 2: Put the twin lock lever in Trail Mode so in the middle section.

    Step 3: Flip bike upside, and look for the 2 lines. The silver circular disc where the cable is cinched onto has a line as well.

    Step 4: Adjust the barrel adjuster on the Twin Lock lever so that the silver disc line is in between those 2 lines on the black portion of the shock. When its in between, you're done and check for cable snag.

    Step 5: Run through the lever open, trail, closed to make sure the system does not bind.

    Step 6: Buy some beer, enjoy the bike and send me a bottle.

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    Dt Swiss Shock is SHRIEKING!

    Quote Originally Posted by pumaking View Post
    Step 1: Make sure all the cable slack is gone and tighten up the cinch bolt on the shock. Also make sure the barrel adjuster on the twin-lock lever is all the way in.

    Step 2: Put the twin lock lever in Trail Mode so in the middle section.

    Step 3: Flip bike upside, and look for the 2 lines. The silver circular disc where the cable is cinched onto has a line as well.

    Step 4: Adjust the barrel adjuster on the Twin Lock lever so that the silver disc line is in between those 2 lines on the black portion of the shock. When its in between, you're done and check for cable snag.

    Step 5: Run through the lever open, trail, closed to make sure the system does not bind.

    Step 6: Buy some beer, enjoy the bike and send me a bottle.
    Jajaja. Thanks pumaking. I'll try it and I'll comment the result.
    If I d'ont have to go to the mechanic you 'll have a big beer for you in Catalonia waiting for you.
    Bye

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