so over probably the last 5 weeks ive had this really niggly annoying noise when climbing only out of the saddle and up steep road hills - its not a creak nor a click but something inbetween the both is as best as i can describe it
it literally doesnt do it sat down at all, it doesnt appear to do it off road (unless its masked by the gravel/terrain), it only does it sometimes (not on every road climb standing), so its intermittent too
its not the end of the world type creak, as its never constant and its never there on all the climbs, i thought it may have been a chainsuck type noise from worn cassette/chain/ring (1x10) but ive changed all of that so rules that out!
i did think it could be headset (hope tapered) so ive given that a grease and re-fit (but it sort of sounds like its coming from the drivetrain area) and id ziptied all my cables quite tight so ive cut them all off too
i had some new shimano pedals recently so cant be that, seat post/saddle interface isnt a problem as its out of the saddle
rear maxle grease and done up tight
chainring bolts tight and greased, bearings seem fine in bike and no play, wheelset is brand new and was doing this noise on old wheelset too
any thing else missed out on?