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New Domane AL2 has wheel creaking

Old 08-14-20, 05:30 PM
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New Domane AL2 has wheel creaking

Hello, I'm new to the forum and to road biking. As the title states, I just purchased a new Domane AL2. Went to take it on its first true ride (outside of just around my block) today and about a mile in started hearing my front wheel creaking. It only creaks when I'm on it and when the weight is around the seam on the rim. Is there any way I can rectify this without going back to the bike shop? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 08-14-20, 05:53 PM
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Is the creak different if you are in or out of the saddle? Check the tightness of the front skewer.
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Old 08-14-20, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by MSchott View Post
Is the creak different if you are in or out of the saddle? Check the tightness of the front skewer.
Sound is the same in and out of saddle. The front skewer is tight. I would post a video to show what I'm hearing but I don't think I'm able to do that on here.
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With a new bike, go back to the bike shop. Might be spokes or a dozen other things. If you start messing with your bike and muck something up, the bike shop is going to be less willing to make it right.
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Old 08-14-20, 06:56 PM
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Good point. They aren't very close to me so I just wasn't too keen on going back but that is probably the best option here. Thanks for the advice
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Rim or disc brake? Disc noise typically isn't what I'd describe as a "creak" but a slight rub on the pads can make a lot of noise when there's weight on the wheel.
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Rim or disc brake? Disc noise typically isn't what I'd describe as a "creak" but a slight rub on the pads can make a lot of noise when there's weight on the wheel.
Trek Domane AL2 comes with rim brakes (Claris level groupset, brakes are not branded though)
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Originally Posted by N1CKV View Post
Trek Domane AL2 comes with rim brakes (Claris level groupset, brakes are not branded though)
They actually come with disc brakes as well (which is what mine came with)


I ended up taking it back to the shop and got it sorted out. Thank you all for the replies though!
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interesting.... 2021? I knew they were coming, I did not know any were actually available yet.
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Originally Posted by randomhobo130 View Post
They actually come with disc brakes as well (which is what mine came with)


I ended up taking it back to the shop and got it sorted out. Thank you all for the replies though!
Do you mind sharing the diagnosis? Someone else may encounter a similar problem in the future and this thread could be a great resource!
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