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    Wreckoning Rear End Noise?

    Hey guys,

    Ive had my Wreckoning for a couple weeks now and love the bike. That being said there is one super annoying noise coming from the rear of the bike. It happens while I'm going over bumpy terrain only. I checked to make sure everyone is tight and we're good there. I also thought maybe its chain slap since the chain is so close to the lower rear stay, but it happens in lower gears while under full power.
    I'm wondering if its the cable inside of the frame in the upper stay???
    Any help you guys have would be awesome.
    Thanks in advance!

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    I had a LBS build it up. Are the cables correctly installed?

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    Hmmm...I was going to say chain slap until it seems you may have ruled that out. When you say "lower gears" you mean toward the big cogs on the cassette, correct?

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    Yes in a lower gear, larger sprocket. I get it while climbing aggressively as well as all the time

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    I get the same thing on rowdy terrain, all of my bolts are torqued to spec. Only thing I can think is the shock bolts are slightly moving within the ID of the holes.

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    It's my brakes. So weird. I bounced the back of the bike with and without the rear brake on and it went away. It's odd since I had Guide Ultimates on my Nomad and they never made a sound.

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    Is it the pads clapping around inside the calipers? That's pretty typical. Can give you that loose headset feeling too. Wish there was some trick for getting rid of it.

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    I wonder if i was super careful with grease and just put a thin layer on the outside edge of the pad backing it would help? Of course keeping away from the pads themselves.
    Its just odd since I had the same brakes on my last bike and they were silent.

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    The grease would migrate to the pad surface and rotor once the brakes heat up.

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    Makes sense as it heats up and thins.

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    Do the SRAM brakes have a spring between pads, as my XT 's have? You could bend spring outward for more tension, then re assmble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel22b View Post
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    I had a LBS build it up. Are the cables correctly installed?
    Where'd you get that seat post sleeve?

    Sweet looking build!

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    They do. I am not sure it would stay tighter but Im wondering if running two springs would work

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    Junk them for saints lol
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    Here's something interesting. My buddy replaced the pads on his Guides over the weekend, the spring that came with the pads was different. The originals have always had a hole the pin goes through. On his pads, the spring's fold was below the pin, so pin doesn't go through it.

    Anyways I've got Guide RS's on two bikes and neither of them rattle. Who knows, it's a mystery.

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    Ya my last set of Guides on my Nomad were good. So odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    Junk them for saints lol
    If I wanted heavy brakes, I woulda pulled the ones off my KTM

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    Hey I'm curious if others have had any rear end 'slap' noise as well?
    I built up an XL Wreckoning in June and it also has some slap noise in the rear end when cycling the suspension.
    the noise on mine is not coming from the Saint brakes, but one of the cable housings- not sure if internal or external. I tend to forget about it and focus on the downhill; but one of the sweetest things on a brand new bike is how it is so quiet...

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    I'm convinced it's internal (dropper cable) as I've silenced everything externally that I can.

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