Rattling noise on bumpy roads .. HELP

Hi,

can anyone help… I’ve recently bought a 2022 Cube Attain Race. When I’m on a smooth road the bike is almost silent. When I go onto an older road that’s a bit bumpy I get a loud rattle from the rear wheel. It sounds like the chain is bouncing around and hitting something. The chain doesn’t look too long so I doubt it’s the length. Any other suggestions would be welcome. I’m pretty much a novice when it comes to bikes

thanks in advance
 

raleighnut

Legendary Member
Internal cables ?
 

iluvmybike

Über Member
It may simply be the chain slapping the rear stay - called 'chain slap -- mine does that on bumpy roads depends on what gear I'm in. Thats why there is usually a chain stay protector on the frame - often they are clear so not obvious to see. There is nothing wrong with the bike it is just a fact of life
 
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matt.roberts1205

New Member
Internal cables ?
I think it may actually be the cables. I bounced the bike and discovered the noise is coming from the frame. I’ve pulled the cables tight and the noise has disappeared. Just need to find a way to wrap the cable in foam to stop if happening when they come loose. Thanks for your reply
 

Smokin Joe

Legendary Member
I think it may actually be the cables. I bounced the bike and discovered the noise is coming from the frame. I’ve pulled the cables tight and the noise has disappeared. Just need to find a way to wrap the cable in foam to stop if happening when they come loose. Thanks for your reply
A splodge of clear silicone sealant where the housing enters the frame should provide enough damping, with the added advantage of keeping water out of the tube.
 

Ming the Merciless

There is no mercy
Location
Inside my skull
Ah the advantages of internal cables 😂
 

C R

Guru
Location
Worcester
To be fair our local council have just laid 30 yards of lovely smooth tarmac in the next village. The rest of the road is still garbage mind 😃

Obviously a local councilor must live on that stretch 😉
Better than Worcestershire CC who last year laid about a mile of lovely smooth tarmac in one of the lanes I ride, only to surface dress it last month :banghead:.
 
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