Slight Whining Noise?

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Slight Whining Noise?

Post by Cewonz »

When I'm riding... I hear a slight whining noise coming from the front wheel. When the bike is upright no noise only in the turns... both left & right turns. What could this be guys? Thanks!!!

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Re: Slight Whining Noise?

Post by FM-USA »

Tire treads thumping on the road. (in the realm of knobby tire noise)
Can't do much about it, find a different tire design.

As you described, when you're in a turn you get that whining sound.
Slow speed is like a rumble, as speed increases it's a higher pitched whine.

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Re: Slight Whining Noise?

Post by WingAdmin »

#1 cause is usually cupping of the tire.

Cupped tire
Cupped tire

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