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    Senior Member rb07's Avatar
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    Creaking saddle (Race Face Evolve XC)

    I've had my Superlight for a few weeks now, and after a few rides I had noticed that it would occasionally creak when settling over some bumps. This is the first FS bike that I've had, so I immediately thought it was just the swing arm or the shock, but I've finally isolated the issue: the saddle, when torqued vertical either at the front or tail, creaks.

    I took out the clamp bolts and applied some grease and that didn't really do the trick. I also cleaned the rails and inspected them. This is the first time that I've used a seat post with this 'dual clamp' head on it (Race Face Evolve XC)... should I grease the collar that is around the seatpost? Is this just par for the design of the seat post?

    I haven't had any major crashes and everything seems to be in good order. Just creaky...

    (I ran a search and found a couple past posts, but many were about creaks that were not isolated to the saddle/seatpost or didn't have a resolution)
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    Te mortuo heres tibi sim? scrublover's Avatar
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    Take it all apart, clean it all, apply a light film of grease on all the bits that contact one another, put it back together. A little grease under the seat clamp collar as well. And in the seattube.

    If still creaky, it's either something else, or you've just got a bad part combo that is just oging to creak. It happens with some stuff.
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