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  1. #1
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    Upset 2019 jeffsy AL 27.5 creaking noise

    I just got the bike and I have rode it about 5 times. watered it down to clean it. Nothing too crazy low pressure. Now i have a creak coming from a pivot I believe. Has anyone gone thru this and if so how did you stop it?

  2. #2
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    Remove the pivot bolt, clean, regrease, add loctite and torque to spec. That should fix the creaking. I usually have to do this every few months on all my pivot bolts to keep things quiet.

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    I've had dozens of suspension bikes, every one of them creaked at some point. And that point usually involved water.

    Tracking down where it's coming from is usually the hardest part; that and the fact that it's usually hard to recreate on a workstand.

    My Capra, I needed to tighten some of the pivots and the shock mount after a couple rides. The axle and dropout/derailleur hanger is another common place for lose bolts to cause a creak. Get some Loctite 243, and like JT said, remove, clean, grease, loctite and torque to spec.

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