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I have an 08 Enduro that I purchased new, replaced just about everything on it at least once and recently am having the infamous "creak" noise while climbing. Its only while pedaling firmly while climbing. I recently had a new bottom bracket replaced. New crankset this past October, new pedals then as well, super well maintained & lubed. Sound doesn't appear to be coming from the seat either. Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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if the above doesn't work you may want to revisit your BB cups and put Teflon tape on the threads. this has worked for me in the past, especially with cannondales.
 

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I second the pivot bolts...I have an 08 and mine creaked just like yours and it drove me nuts trying to find the source....untill I finally did an over haul on my rear triangle...I took it apart being sure to make note of how everything goes back together....I found gunk on the bolts and the bearings them selves were dry...I just regreased the bearings and slapped it all back together. Invest in a torque wrench..you dont want to over or under tioghten the bolts....it has been quiet ever since....I figure Ill just have to do an over haul once a season to keep things moving smooth....
 

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Great, I will try all these suggestions, appreciate the input, thanks! I love to ride but I am not the most mechanically inclined when coming to bike repair.
 

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Tighten the rear wheel skewer a little and see if it affects the noise. Maybe not, but this has removed creaking under power application for me. It takes but a moment...

good luck.

jeff
 

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Yesterday there was a creak on my mike that drove me insane. I tried tightening the headset, BB cups, and crank arms but none of it made it go away.
turns out my seat clamp was a little loose :madman: :lol:
 

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+1

noodletips said:
Tighten the rear wheel skewer a little and see if it affects the noise. Maybe not, but this has removed creaking under power application for me. It takes but a moment...

good luck.

jeff
The first time I replaced my BB before I "found" my loose skewer. The second time it only took me 20 minutes of riding/testing to remember to check it, next time it will be the first thing I check.

John
 
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