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  1. #1
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    18’ Epic Rear Brain Shock Noises - Grrrrr

    Really like my Epic however the rear shock seems fragile.

    After a warranty rebuild it makes this chirp or squawk noise sometimes when hitting roots or bumps. Seems to happen on sharper hits at higher speeds. Doesn’t seem to happen on drops or all the time. Rebound and brain setting has no effect. I don’t remember this noise prior to the rebuild.

    Wonder if any of you with the current rear Brian system have this same noise or my bike continues to be special.

    Asked Specialized and they responded that it doesn’t sound normal and have the dealer look at it.

    I know my dealer is getting sick of me.

    Really like the brain system however keep having issues with it.

    I had a prior 18’ Epic and the shock failed on that first day. I bought it when out of town and was able to return it thankfully.

    Purchases another one when home. Same shock failure of the seal head along with the crankset.

    Shock rebuilt. However now this issues. Darn it.

  2. #2
    Elitest thrill junkie
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    Try the Specialized forum, lots more brain users there. This is typically why I avoid bikes with proprietary suspension parts.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

  3. #3
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    Oct 2004
    Back to Fox, with a description of the problem.

    If you can duplicate the sound in a bike stand, send them an audio clip to help with the trouble shooting.
    Whining is not a strategy.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    Back to Fox
    18 was the first year with a Rock Shox Brain

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