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Squeakey/noisy rear shock?

JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
edited April 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
Hello, after the first ride on my 2013 Camber Comp (purchased very recently) the rear shock now makes a low pitched squeaking sound - it is definately the rear shock and not any of the pivots/seat post etc, it sounds like dirt under the seal if this is possible or noise from the air moving through the shock rather than a mechanical noise if that makes sense??? :roll: it didn't do it when I first picked it up from the shop :evil: I havent cleaned of lubed it yet, does it need bedding in?

Basically is it normal for the rear shock to make a noise?

The front Rockshox Reba RL 29 soloair also makes a horrendous noise but I understand this is usual for these forks, whoosing sound as shock is compressed???

(If you read this Surfbadger my PMs don't work hence I haven't replied :D )


  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    Not air, but could be the damper fluid through the valving.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
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