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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.

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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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