I purchased my MTB new on June 20. During the first few rides I heard a metal scraping sound, so a week after I bought it I brought it back to the LBS. They said the scraping sound was the rear wheel flexing during turns, causing the rim to scrape against the outer disc brake pad. While they "fixed" the rear wheel, they also noticed the front wheel was out of true, so they fixed that too.
It's been a week and a half since then. After the "repair" the scraping sound never quite went away, it only lessened. But now it's back full throttle. Also, during a routine post ride check today I noticed one of my front wheel spokes is very loose.
I was told to bring the bike back after 100 miles or 30 days for a free tune up, but after only 2.5 weeks and 80 miles I am having real problems keeping the wheels in shape.
I haven't done any serious off-roading or downhilling, nor have I hit any major bumps or curbs. I haven't even spilled yet.
I'm just wondering if the bike is "breaking in" or simply breaking!
BTW - The bike is a Specialized Hardrock Pro.