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    Rear triangle with lateral play

    After a day of riding, i came home and when i was cleaning the bike I noticed that there was a 1 or 2mm difference on the bolts that tighten the rear triangle with the link. If you look from above you'll notice that one bolt is closer to the frame 1 or 2mm, as I said before, than the other. And I tought it must be from the lateral tension when riding.

    And another thing I noticed is if I hold the bike by the rear triangle and twist it, with the wheel on the ground, I can feel a little play/looseness. I'm not sure if it comes from the frame itself or maybe it can be from wheels.

    What do you think ?

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    here's some photos






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    I don't know anything about your bike or how it's put together, but it doesn't look to me like anything I'd be concerned about.

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    Since the bike looks new, I'd check all bearings /pivots to be sure they're tightened to spec using a torque wrench.

    When volunteering for a local race, I viewed riders start a fast descent, and soon realized that most FS 29ers
    had enough lateral play in the rear triangle to be plainly visible.
    The best is the one you want to ride most often..

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    I found out that the cause of the lateral play was the Mavic Deetraks's hub that was loose. So I had to tighten it just a bit with the a special tool. Mavic QRM+

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