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creak noise from the rear wheel Roval CLX32 rapide.

Jun 13, 2024
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The noise has been identified as coming from that wheel as another wheel has been used with no noise. Has anyone experiencing similar problems with these Roval wheels and how have you solved if you did. Does the rebuilding of the wheel, changing or swapping the spokes should solve the issue? thanks
 
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Have you compared the spoke tension between the 2 wheels? Might even be caused by the surface finish of the spokes where they rub against each other.
If spoke tension seems the same, then I'd try a tiny drop of oil at the spokes crossing locations.
Might also be axle bearing creaking.
Yes I have tried, it is the rub of the spokes against each other in both crossing in the drive side. Spoke tension, oil, and even a a tiny piece of a tube I have put in the upper crossing with no effect. Axle bearing seems to be ok. The only thing I have not tried is the rebuilding, swapping the spokes from one side to the other, something that one bike service guy is suggesting, but I don't know if that will eliminate de creaking, it cost money.
Thanks for your reply Jay
 
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Timeless solution, furniture polish, I have used lemon scent and it's got some wax like substance and it will stop twist creak noise I had w thicker bladed spokes, my issue came from the surface of the underside were nipple contacts rim..haunted house door hinge sound every time I go out of the saddle, so not a big deal
 
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The noise has been identified as coming from that wheel as another wheel has been used with no noise. Has anyone experiencing similar problems with these Roval wheels and how have you solved if you did. Does the rebuilding of the wheel, changing or swapping the spokes should solve the issue? thanks
What type of hubs does the wheel have?
If its a quick release, it could be the skewer.
If its a through axle, it could be the end cap(s) or axle spacer.
It could be the driver/freewheel.
It could be the centerlock interface.

It could be epoxy in a spoke hole(s).
It could be a crack in the rim around a spoke hole(s).

spec:
Hub(s)Front: Roval AFD1, Centerlock, CeramicSpeed bearings, QR or 12mm thru-axle end caps; Rear:Roval AFD2, Centerlock, CeramicSpeed bearings, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed, QR or 142x12mm thru-axle end cap