Frame creaks when tightening axle

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  • #231235

    I have an aluminum hardtail and the frame creaks a little bit as I get near the recommended torque while tightening the rear axle.  Has anyone experienced this and is this something to worry about?  Or do these frames naturally flex a bit when tightening?

  • #231252

    It might be the interface between the axle and the frame and not the frame itself. Clean your axle really well and apply a thin layer of grease.

    • #231263

      Yep, grease is your friend when it comes to creaks

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