After about 10 miles into riding my new Pitch Pro (which is great) the rear suspension starting making a 'ticking' noise that over the next 20 miles became a creak.
Taking it back to my LBS they fixed it, saying they greased the pivots and tightened the bolts. Strange thing was it smelled of WD40 and had a sheen of lube that had run down the seat post tube. Now I'm wondering if they took a shortcut - and if its a problem if they did.
I always thought you shouldn't use a light lube like WD40 because it stripped out the grease - is that the case for the sealed bearings in the pivots? If so, what should they be lubed with, if at all? All the FAQs on the Specialized website are for old FSRs with bushes where they say to use motor oil.
By the way, creak seems to have gone except when compressing the suspension with bike ridden leaned over left or right. Is this normal?
Thanks all, James.
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