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Creaking noise creaks from rear suspension

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Hi there,

I know, this can be extremely frustrating...

First and easiest, check that your rear wheel is tightened completely, this can also sound like suspension noises.

Next, a bit more effort, unscrew your pedals, clean out the gunk, put some grease on the thread and replace, tighten securely.

You might also have to check your wheel bearings, mine is in the shop at the moment because of this, bearing issues...

I would also check the BB (bottom bearing) where your crank goes through, before the last step. This can also cause a lot of noise.

Lastly, if it is your suspension, you will have to take it apart, every link and check every bearing, they so have a limited life, clean out all dust and grit that gathered inside, replace and grease all bearings and links, but don't over tighten the links.

Here is a full service manual for you:

For a full suspension service, you will have to look at every single point that hinges on your frame, I count at least five on one side.
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Hope this helps.

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