OK - Im prepared to accept that Iv probably bought the wrong frame - but I don't have the time or money to change it now. I'm going to the Alps and the constant creaking is going to do my nut - and doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the machine.
Its a 2012 Mondraker Dune. Plenty of people have said that they're naff but I liked it and bought it anyway. To be fair it rides really well despite all the noise. Iv swapped out the shock bushes which were worn out but this hasn't helped. I know its the rear end as it creaks when I compress it off the bike and has done since Iv had it- though its got worse lately. Next job is to take take it all apart and inspect the frame bearings.
This is a job iv done many times on other bikes but its always been to replace worn bearings to eliminate play - Iv never had problems with creaking.
The trouble is this time there is no play so I don't actually know what I'm looking for. Can anyone help. What might need greasing / replacing / thread-locking??
Any advise greatly appreciated.