i got a Kona Cinder Cone, it is an aluminum frame XC bike, it is about a month old.
i was riding it 2 days ago and i started to hear a slight cracking/popping sound from near the left pedal. i have been riding it for the last few days and whenever i go up hills while standing it makes the sound very loud (other people can hear it).
seems to almost be twisting under pressure. is this normal to hear these things while breaking in a bike? or is the bike breaking?