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2021 Kona Rove DL clicking noise when turning handlebars

Old 06-22-23, 12:48 PM
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2021 Kona Rove DL clicking noise when turning handlebars

Hi! I have 2021 Kona Rove DL. Bike has total of maybe 250-300 miles. I have this clicking/pinging sound when sitting and turning handlebars left and right. Sounds kind of metallic. My feet don't have to be on pedals and this happens, so I know its not a BB. I can be in the same spot and do this and noise is there. If I'm on a bike ride and climbing a small hill, handlebars move a little left and right, noise is there. I have done everything possible and its still there. I have changed seatpost, handlebars, stem and headset. All brand new. It has brand new Hunt wheelset. Its seems like its coming from front end. Fork has been greased, thru axles have been greased, bottom bracket removed and spindles greased. Nothing worked. Checked bottle cages, tightened seat post, seat rail bolts, and nothing. Spokes don't seem loose. Changed the front wheel and clicking was still there. Pulled on cables and checked them and that was fine. I looked at the frame for cracks and didn't see anything. The only other thing I can think of is to get a new fork. By the way bike is full steel, frame and fork. Let me know if anyone had this issue, especially if its a same bike. Thanks!
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Hi! I have 2021 Kona Rove DL. Bike has total of maybe 250-300 miles. I have this clicking/pinging sound when sitting and turning handlebars left and right.
I'd look at the cables again. Straddle or stand beside the bike and very lightly touch each cable as you turn the bars side to side, feeling for movement at the same time as the click. Cables can make noise where they cross as well as where they enter stops or guides.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
I'd look at the cables again. Straddle or stand beside the bike and very lightly touch each cable as you turn the bars side to side, feeling for movement at the same time as the click. Cables can make noise where they cross as well as where they enter stops or guides.
This^^^ was my very first thought - cables touching or twisting at the cable stop.
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Originally Posted by bh85
Hi! I have 2021 Kona Rove DL. Bike has total of maybe 250-300 miles. I have this clicking/pinging sound when sitting and turning handlebars left and right. Sounds kind of metallic. My feet don't have to be on pedals and this happens, so I know its not a BB. I can be in the same spot and do this and noise is there. If I'm on a bike ride and climbing a small hill, handlebars move a little left and right, noise is there. I have done everything possible and its still there. I have changed seatpost, handlebars, stem and headset. All brand new. It has brand new Hunt wheelset. Its seems like its coming from front end. Fork has been greased, thru axles have been greased, bottom bracket removed and spindles greased. Nothing worked. Checked bottle cages, tightened seat post, seat rail bolts, and nothing. Spokes don't seem loose. Changed the front wheel and clicking was still there. Pulled on cables and checked them and that was fine. I looked at the frame for cracks and didn't see anything. The only other thing I can think of is to get a new fork. By the way bike is full steel, frame and fork. Let me know if anyone had this issue, especially if its a same bike. Thanks!
I vote for cables too, but in a different way. Check where the cable casings connect to the frame. A drop of oil in each connection point might eliminate the noise. I have to do this on my bike every 4-5K miles.
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I will check the cables. All cables are external on this frame and are being held by plastic clips. I will lubricate those as well as cable stops which are in brake calipers.
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I have fixed it. No more creak. I have added blue Wolftooth accents on my bike. Rotor lockrings, stem cap, handlebar tape endcaps, seatpost clamp. It was seatpost clamp that was making creaking noise that resonated thru the frame. It was right size and I have torqued it to manufacturer specs. Once i switched to my old original Kona seatpost clamp, no more clicking. I have even put back wolftooth just to see if it would do it again and it did. Not sure if itís a bad quality or what.
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Good to hear, though it's hard to figure how turning the bars could make the seatpost clamp creak. Noises can be elusive.

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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
Good to hear, though it's hard to figure how turning the bars could make the seatpost clamp creak. Noises can be elusive.
it would only creak and click when I would be sitting on the saddle. I think from creating flex and moving in the seat.
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