This is probably the number one culprit when it comes to incessant creaking that gets routinely overlooked. Be they SPD's, LOOK Keo's, or Eggbeaters. Especially Eggbeaters. All clip-in style bike pedal systems are prone to creaking. This one is easy to test for and eliminate IF you're looking for it in the first place, as you should. Check out our Blogs for more creaking causes and fixes:
So, whether you work on your own bike or a bike shop mechanic - When you get a creaky bike the first thing you want to do is of course throw it in a bike stand and immediately begin taking the bottom bracket apart. Well of course not we want to do a diagnosis. This gets skipped a lot because we assume things uh this creek must be from that area or whatever I recommend never assuming anything and start out by riding the bike in a spirited way with come right around here with some flat pedals just like this and some tennis shoes on what it'll do is it'll eliminate one of the biggest causes of creaking right off the gun especially in mountain bikes and that is the pedals for more information on how to eliminate creeks visit bbinfinite.com and check out our blogs
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