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Mavic Crossmax SLR - spokes are noisy. Pls help!


Konaman

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I friend of mine with a brand new Mavic Crossmax SLR wheelset asked me for advice. When he ride in a straightline then the rear wheel is quit. As soon as he zig-zag up a hill or lean the bike over to the sides, then the rear wheel spokes makes a "ting" noise. Has anybody else experienced this? What is the cure? He only weighs about 75kg

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If its a creaking noise, then I suspect that the bearings have worn a ridge into the axle. Everytime he then stands up out of the saddle the noise he then hears is the axle flexing against the inner bearing race.

 

I have the same problem on my Kysrium SL's (front wheel).

 

Only solution is to replace the bearings and the axle at the same time.

The Thug2009-05-21 07:34:24

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I have the same problem on my mavic slr's. I only noticed it after i bought a new fork a few weeks ago. At first i thought it's my brand spanking new fox rlc fork. To test; i replaced my mavic wheels with another wheel set (whch weights a ton) i have lying around and whala, noise gone. Contacted the lbs and was told to take both mavic wheels in. Got it back, still the same noise Ouch

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If its a creaking noise' date=' then I suspect that the bearings have worn a ridge into the axle. Everytime he then stands up out of the saddle the noise he then hears is the axle flexing against the inner bearing race.

 

I have the same problem on my Kysrium SL's (front wheel).

 

Only solution is to replace the bearings and the axle at the same time.

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hmm, ok. How much will that cost? Cry

 

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It can also be loose spokes.

 

That's what we all thought. They loosened all the spokes on both wheels and re-ajusted them all. The same noise exist.

 

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What store did the work on this wheel? Did they tighten them to the correct tension?

 

Yes they did. I must ad, i only took in the wheels. What i should have done was take in the bike so that they could have tested the wheels while on the bike. Before and after they worked on the wheels.

nathrix2009-05-21 08:18:47

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These wheels are only about 3 months old. I dont think it is the bearings.

The funny thing is that its only when the bike is not 100% upright. It happens when you pull on the handlebars and "rock" the bike from side to side while climbing or powering forward. The spokes cant be tensioned anymore - will tear out of the rim then. I read somewhere it could be where the spokes cross. Makes a "ting" sound

 

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If the noise only occurs when putting a side load on the wheels then it is definitely an issue with the spokes. Can't seem to remember if the spokes touch each other where they cross?

 

 

 

Try dropping some wax lube on the spoke ends that slot into the hub and into the spoke nipples, if the noise still persists then it will be from where the spokes touch each other (if they do

 

 

 

 

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