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  1. #1
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    Wife's Trek EX 5 shaking? Need some help.

    My wife has a Trek EX 5 wsd. Recently I put some new tires on it for her. (Maxxis Minion 2.3) She loved the tires and the new control she gained. Just the other day she went for a ride with a friend and noticed her bike shaking on the downhill portion. I am not sure if the tires were hitting when the suspension flexed or if it has something to do with the suspension. She had her friend ride it and she also noticed the shaking? I was kind of thinking it was the tires but she thinks it has been going on longer than that. Has anybody else had any issues? Do you think it might be the tires rubbing? Do I have to check the suspension movements for torque? Any suggestions would help. I am too big to ride the bike and check myself. I would probably cause more problems.

  2. #2
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    May 2009
    What year is your wife's bike?

    I'd first check all of these items for tightness: wheels (quick releases), brake caliper and rotor hardware, headset (hold front brake, push on handlebars forward and back), and suspension pivots.

    If you can't find anything lose or obviously out of place after that, then I'd suggest taking the bike to a shop as it could be something that could lead to a dangerous situation.

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  4. #4
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    Shaking could be all sorts of loose parts on the bike, the wheels being the #1 candidate. As you just put on some new tyres, I'd also be making sure these are seated evenly on the wheels, and that they are true.
    Rimmer - "There's an old human saying - if you talk garbage, expect pain"

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