How to stop your bike from creaking

Annoying noise good indicator that bike needs maintenance

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Bottom brackets (especially the pressfit variety) are arguably the most common source of creaking.

Bottom brackets (especially the pressfit variety) are arguably the most common source of creaking (click to enlarge).

Creaks are not only annoying, they’re often a good indicator that your bike needs maintenance. Common causes include loose components, dirt accumulation, and/or lack of grease. To learn how to check your linkage, service your headset, and more, hit play below.

Do you have other tips or tricks? Let us know in the comments section below.

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