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Is the creaking sound coming from pedals or bottom bracket?
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Hello everyone.

After many winter rides, my 29er MTB began to throw out creaking sounds last week. It's nothing too loud, just a gentle yet annoying creak that happens on every other stroke but not constantly. Could it simply be the case of pedals (I have clipless Shimano MTB pedals) being "tired" and not the bottom bracket? Where should I look first?
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(04-01-2021, 08:03 AM)BaBaBiker Wrote:  Hello everyone.

After many winter rides, my 29er MTB began to throw out creaking sounds last week. It's nothing too loud, just a gentle yet annoying creak that happens on every other stroke but not constantly. Could it simply be the case of pedals (I have clipless Shimano MTB pedals) being "tired" and not the bottom bracket? Where should I look first?

I would suspect the BB over the pedals. Swap pedals if you have a spare set, it will help isolate the problem. What type of BB?
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(04-01-2021, 09:19 PM)Criminal Wrote:  
(04-01-2021, 08:03 AM)BaBaBiker Wrote:  Hello everyone.

After many winter rides, my 29er MTB began to throw out creaking sounds last week. It's nothing too loud, just a gentle yet annoying creak that happens on every other stroke but not constantly. Could it simply be the case of pedals (I have clipless Shimano MTB pedals) being "tired" and not the bottom bracket? Where should I look first?

I would suspect the BB over the pedals. Swap pedals if you have a spare set, it will help isolate the problem. What type of BB?

it's a FSA Catridge bottom bracket. I'll take a photo later today
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