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    i don't know why but i think this bike kicks ass
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    St. helens

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    04 ML7 with an 06 DUC32 on Mt St Helens last summer.
    how did your tires hold up on St. Helens? What were you running?

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    Just My Fork


    CELLPHONE PIC, quick mockup.

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    well, several others seem to straying from the "pure Maverick" thread, so here are my 2 very different bikes:

    first my 2004 Klein Palomino XV - a fresh powder coat last autumn, SC32, Monolink & front der Upgrade, & now with the Speedball (not shown) ...



    and next my 2006 Giant Reign 2 - DUC32, Speedball & restickered Manitou Swinger 3 shock ...


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    any pix of built-up 2008 models out there?

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    Ethan sent me this one, only one I could get hold of.
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    08 Durance

    "Appaloosa". Apologies for the poor camera work.
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    that fast blue looks good!!

    although that radically raked seat post angle worries me a little - this has to be the small frame, right?

    ragetty

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    Here's my new ('05 leftover) 7.5 right after I built it up. 27.31 lbs w/pedals!
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    Does this count?
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    i finally laid out for the durance '08, here she is built up - that is, at least in her first iteration - some more bling is on it's way ...

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    Beauty and The Beast...

    07 durance.....frame swap with my much beloved ML7. dialed with the help of ethan (many thanks ) running 2.35's...26.5#'s.
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    06 ML8.....first time build from the frame up, including first wheelset build. first ride tomorrow or wed. wheelset..CK's, DT aero spokes, mavic 823's, nevie 2.5's. not the lightest wheelset, but interchangeable with lighter durance set. 31.5#'s with big set. (front brake cables will be shortened and bled tomorrow....figured someone would notice the birdsnest in front of the handlebars!)
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    Matic

    Maverick Matic with a few mods.
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    More photos

    stock M30
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    Shhhhwwwweeeetttt

    Nice Bikes, I going to get myself one of these.

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    'Twonka', 2007 Durance XL

    An average name for a great bike, the envy of my trail buddies. I have had Twonka for eight months and loved every minute of it. Weighs in at 26.5lbs.

    Bits include Fomula Oro Puro's 200 / 180's, FSA Carbon crankset / ceramic bottom bracket, SRAM XO rear derailleur and XO twist grips, PG990 cassette, Mavic UST XM819's, Nevegal Front / Conti Gravity rear, Ergon grips, Brooks Ti saddle, Time Atac pedals, Garmin GPS unit. Thanks to the team at Wrench Science.

    Lets me do way more than my previous bike in XC and AM, and seems to take my 200+ lbs no worries

    It was bit cold the day these photos were taken with lots of ice on the trails so it was a very tentative ride. Scenery is Christchurch, New Zealand.

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    the Edge fits on my (short adjustable) stem - the cable ties are a little close together underneath, but otherwise no problems ...

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    heres mine

    one of my rides
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    Thanks Ragetty, I got some longer cable ties and did this. Much better now.

    Cheers

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    Trigger

    This is Trigger. 08 ML8 Sl70 build kit. She just got back from Mammoth where she shined like a star. Attachment 373474
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    Check this out:
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    Not mine, though I did <a href="http://joeadnan.blogspot.com/2008/05/maverick-durance.html">borrow it</a> once.

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    So... the machete is for making trails and not for defending against the locals right? Haha.

    Beautiful rides!

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    I went shopping for my first full suspension bike in April. I did test rides (on some actual trails) of 5-inch trail bikes from Trek, Spec., and Santa Cruz. Then the salesman suggested I try out a 2006 ML7 that was on sale for what I now realize was crazy-cheap money. It was easily my favorite of the bunch, despite the fact that it was a bit small for me; Pedaled better than the other bikes with less fussing, handled better, and felt just as cushy despite the 15-25mm travel disadvantage versus the other bikes.

    They had another leftover ML7 in a size that would fit me better, at another location -- a half mile from where I live. I checked it out after work the next day, gave it a quick spin around the neighborhood to verify fit, and bought it:



    I set up the suspension by the book based on my weight, and was kinda disappointed with how rough it felt on my first couple of rides. I didn't like the stock rims or tires, either. I dropped a little pressure from the suspension at each end, and changed out the rims and tires (and also started to adjust my riding style), and the bike was transformed. This thing is a joy to ride; It's light, neutral, and balanced. It's perfect for the increasingly-aggressive XC riding I do. I took it to Moab and Fruita less than a month after I got it, where it was fantastic. Back at home, I ride it 2-3 times a week, and my other two mountain bikes have been gathering dust.

    But I'm not immune to lust for the latest-and-greatest, or for more cush, and so I'd been thinking of doing a frame-and-fork swap for a DUC32/Durance, or just adding an ML8. But in a year or two, not now. Then, last sunday I went along a friend who was buying a road bike at the same shop where I'd first test-ridden an ML7. There I saw a nicely outfitted 2007 ML8 in my size. For sale, at about 2/3rds the original sticker price.

    I test rode it and liked it, but hemmed and hawed about buying it; I could afford it, but I wasn't sure I could justify it to myself, at this point. Finally I reached a conclusion that evening -- if I didn't buy this bike now, I'd end up buying one almost exactly like it in a couple of years, and I'd pay nearly twice as much. So I called the shop on monday morning and put down a deposit, and that afternoon brought it home:



    I've had a couple of rides on it, now. So far I don't love the ML8 the way I love the ML7, but I'm not worried about it -- I didn't love the ML7 immediately, either. Once again I'm not too wild about the stock tires. And it doesn't help that the bike is overkill for the trails I've ridden it on, so far. But I'm looking forward to getting it dialed in and taking it to the kind of places it deserves.

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    Welcome to the fold

    Glad to see those Mav's getting under your skin. They have a very unique ride that I could not find in any other bike(test rides). I have an ML8 and have done quite a bit of tuning on the fork and have found a good setup for my weight and ride style. They are quite easy to tune eventhough you have to take it all apart. Still I think it is a great bike and soooo versitle. I ride mine for all my trail riding and sometimes at the local freeride area. Of course I am not up to the major drops or stunts. If it is under 4 ft whooo hooo. Enjoy those new steeds.

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    Bronco

    Going on a little more than a month now, and liking it a lot. Its name is Bronco and its a medium Matic. Now I just need to get a hold of a DUC.
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    ... and if we just ... How to Load my Mav' Pic, help please??

    Got my Durance last month and been trying to show it on this page but upload tells me the pic is too big. (844KB), but I've seen some posted that are larger than that on this page, can someone out there help an old guy, please?
    Thanks!!
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    My Mav', Centrifuge/Excaliber

    Here's my Durance, pretty much a generic with DUC and M50 build kit. LOVE IT!! SWEEEET ride indeed! Her factory name is Centrifuge, but I've renamed her Excaliber. The ride is some similar to my 2003 Palomino, but the fit is far more comfortable.
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    My Excaliber

    OOPPPS......forgot to mention the mountains in the back are the Dona Ana mtns in Southern Central New Mexico. The Horny Toad Hustle XC race is run there . This year's race is 21 Sept, 2008, go to nmcycling, calender or to www.nmors.org. www.hornytoadhustle.org for more info. LOVELY fun race!!! Typical desert, cactus rocks, singletrack, some dualtrack road, climbs, critterl life, etc.
    BIG din din after race too and suds for those who enjoy suds (I'll stick to diet soda). Race start is just 3 miles from my casita, sweet!
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    Beautiful ride, beautiful scenery!
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    Nice!!

    Awesome looking bike IRONMAN!

    Love the ano grey

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    fast blue durance 2008

    back in june i posted my fast blue 2008 durance - i've been pimping it a little just lately, weighs around 13.4 kg / 29.5 lbs ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty
    back in june i posted my fast blue 2008 durance - i've been pimping it a little just lately, weighs around 13.4 kg / 29.5 lbs ...

    ragetty


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    "Casper"

    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3005/2970822436_05596df065_o.jpg">

    Six speed drivetrain, built up with a singlespeed hub for a dishless rear wheel.
    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/2970820840_48ef57f4f6_o.jpg">

    About 25.8lbs, set up as pictured.
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    <a href="http://joeadnan.blogspot.com/2008/10/casper-my-maverick-durance.html">Clicky</a> for more details.

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    My girl...'Russia'

    Not a bike you usually see in Ohio, but I fell in love with it, the first time I rode it. Plus having more than one friend in CO who rides a Maverick - made it a no brainer when I decided to look for an efficient full suspension bike.

    It has not disappointed!
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    Finally got around to taking a couple of (not very good quality, sorry!) pics of mine...

    It's called "Iridescent" and is an 04 model ML7.2. Love it to pieces, spec is pretty much as I want it, though might possibly shorten the travel on the forks down to 130mm sometime to steepen the head angle a bit, and lower the BB marginally.
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    Feel free to join the Flickr pool I started by clicking the logo above :-)

    To enlarge the shots below click on the photo!


















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    both the fork and the frame are hard ano, right?

    merry xmas ... ragetty

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty
    both the fork and the frame are hard ano, right?

    merry xmas ... ragetty
    Yes they are, old and new version of Hard Ano color.

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    '08 Durance "Aspirant"

    My first full suspension, bought it without a test ride.

    - sometimes you just know.
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    Great color....I think you should spray the forks red!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidsuma
    Great color....I think you should spray the forks red!
    Hmm, don't think it would be toooo red? May need sunglasses to ride. Considering the SusEx upgrade caps in red.
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    Congrats on the purchase Rewi! The Red/Black combo has always been a favorite combo of mine (on anything-one of my current cars is actually red/black). The contrasting colors really help the bike stand out. My non-anno ML8 is black so I'm trying to accent it with some red parts.

    Nice ride, enjoy it!

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    No I like it! Has an overall balance and ties the whole bike together!

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    Here's a couple from last weekend. I don't tend to ride the Maverick as often as I used to so this was a rare outing due to breaking my Indy Fab frame :-(








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    Looks a little muddy there. Lol.
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    New Wheels

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    Are those Kings?
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    Been meaning to post some pics for awhile now. Unfortunately, I broke my LCD on my good camera a few months ago and have not yet replaced it. Nevertheless, here are a few pics I snapped of my Durance with my iPhone today. My apologies for the lackluster photo quality.

    Edit- Got a new camera before riding today so I snapped a few more pics.
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    Wheels

    Hope hubs with mavic 819

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