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    Proud to have a Maverick to add to the gallery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pigdog
    Proud to have a Maverick to add to the gallery.

    Beautiful ML8 If I win the lottery, I'll buy one to add to my Durance. I bet it feels nice in the bumps.
    "I can eat fifty eggs"

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    Like it alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigdog
    Proud to have a Maverick to add to the gallery.
    Nice. You sticking carbon DUC36's on it when they're released???

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    Me with my Durance, complete with brand new full XT 10spd kit fitted the night before, at the 2012 Olympic XC MTB venue opening, I was reporting on for Singletrack Magazine...

    You can read my writeup of the course here... http://www.singletrackworld.com/2011...lympic-course/
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    Ursula

    Ok here's mine!







    Started off as a very much XC bias build but, as can be seen in the pics, I have added a bit of meat to the bones of late! Best bike I have ever ridden, let alone owned

    I really need to shorten that front brake hose...

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    Great looking Maverick. I am sure it climbs and descends like no other. Good job on the build.

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    Why thank you! (blushes )

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    "Morris"


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    Bingo

    Upgraded the ML75 to an ML8 late last year and am absolutely loving it.

    Full XTR with Hope Tech M4/X2 brakes and Scandium Bonty Rhythm Pro wheels. Have a trip to Les Arcs in the Alps booked in the summer so will be putting some dual ply Minion 2.5s on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hughjayteens
    Upgraded the ML75 to an ML8 late last year and am absolutely loving it.

    Full XTR with Hope Tech M4/X2 brakes and Scandium Bonty Rhythm Pro wheels. Have a trip to Les Arcs in the Alps booked in the summer so will be putting some dual ply Minion 2.5s on it.

    That's really nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughjayteens
    Upgraded the ML75 to an ML8 late last year and am absolutely loving it.

    Full XTR with Hope Tech M4/X2 brakes and Scandium Bonty Rhythm Pro wheels. Have a trip to Les Arcs in the Alps booked in the summer so will be putting some dual ply Minion 2.5s on it.
    Really like that bike. I wanted to run those wheels and I have a new bonty mav hub but couldn't find 'em at a price I wanted to pay. Are you running the NN tubeless?

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    Thanks guys. Yeah they are running tubeless but were such tight fit I had to get my LBS to fit them as I kept snapping tyre levers! They are UST tyres so a but heavy but it rides so well I don't really care!

    The wheels are fantastic - wide rims but very light and strong and always good money in the UK as everyone wants Stans!

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    ML8 and Whyte 19 Trail

    Here's the ML8 and Whyte 19 which runs SC32s. The brakes are matching so I can interchange wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughjayteens
    ... and Scandium Bonty Rhythm Pro wheels ... [/IMG]
    did you have the front wheel made up, or is the maverick hub available a BTO for the rhythm wheelset?

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    I had it made up - bought the wheels from a guy stripping a Remedy and had a local guy rebuild it for me.

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    Here's mine - ML8 large, ready for French Alps....This frame works really so well
    The fork is the specialized E150 for now, i'm working on the setting, only concern is the weight of this fork, but overall behaviour is fine.


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    Injunction

    I'm going to catch hell for the orange bike, but damn, I like it. FedEx brought this today. Large ML8, XT Build. Brown's Camp tomorrow!
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    oh yeah, orange looks good there! Welcome to the Oregon ML8 Owners Club

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    Yee Haw!

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    Thanks pigdog. I'm recent transplant from the Colorado front range, and am really looking forward to checking out the riding out here.

    Nice tymelero! I didn't even think about the general lee... funny! Now I have to jump this thing!

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    Sick Bike- Love it

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    browns Camp

    Quote Originally Posted by cpyatt05
    Thanks pigdog. I'm recent transplant from the Colorado front range, and am really looking forward to checking out the riding out here.

    Nice tymelero! I didn't even think about the general lee... funny! Now I have to jump this thing!
    If you are still going to browns camp today let me know the conditions. I am doing the cyclocross thing today at FP with a freind but hope to get out on my ml8 tomorrow.

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    My turn. Me and my ML8 on University Falls Loop.

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    Sssswwwweeeeeetttttt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tymelero
    If you are still going to browns camp today let me know the conditions. I am doing the cyclocross thing today at FP with a freind but hope to get out on my ml8 tomorrow.
    Sorry tymelero, I didn't see this, but it looks like you got out there anyway. Sweet bike!!

    I had a great ride on Saturday. Awesome trail. A little wet in places, but a great day to be out. It's hard for me not to gush over how much fun that bike is to ride. Wow.
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    Awesome! I think I need to invest in an adjustable seatpost as well.

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    Loving the orange bike! Think it makes the ML8 look very 2011 - TBH, I'm getting a bit bored of the hard ano finish despite it being very hard wearing and was thinking only today about getting it painted in something a little brighter - quite fancied the durance blue colour.

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    I know what you mean about the hard ano. That baby blue durance colour was a beauty!

    I actually really quite like the ML8 in orange. IMHO the ML8 also looks more 'right' with the dual crown fork, the Durance just doesn't carry the DUC off half as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thiswreckage
    ... the Durance just doesn't carry the DUC off half as well.
    i think that depends on how the bike has been built up - there have been a few weight-weenie ml8s posted here and the DUC32 doesn't look good on those either ...

    the orange on the ml8 doesn't do it for me - maybe with the right combination of parts it could be workable, but i think i would rather just paint the frame the durance fast baby blue ...

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    Durance baby blue with a DUC36.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thiswreckage
    Ok here's mine!







    Started off as a very much XC bias build but, as can be seen in the pics, I have added a bit of meat to the bones of late! Best bike I have ever ridden, let alone owned

    I really need to shorten that front brake hose...
    Where was this pic taken? I'm sure I recognise that bridge in the background...

    Nice bike by the way.

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    Markyboy, I think it's just off the River Aire between Horsforth and Rodley in Leeds. One of a couple of cheeky routes off the Leeds Liverpool canal!

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    Ah, you're a fair bit north of me then. Looks just like a bridge going over the river near Bewdley in Worcestershire. Never mind, thought I'd found another local Mav owner then!

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    Ah, pity. I'm sure most of these bridges look the same. Both within the UK seems to be about as local as Maverick owners come around here IME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badly Wired Dog


    This is Ego, he's a medium ML7, is a naturalised UK citizen and he doesn't look much like that any more, in fact I should take an up to date pic - now has '07 XTR cranks, shifters, mech, Formula B4 SL brakes, Stan's rims etc...

    Had him for about four years now. I reduced the travel on the fork by 15mm which made the whole bike feel much more balanced and together. Was way too chopperish with the original ML7 geometry.

    Lovely, lovely bike, climbs like a mountain goat :-)
    Hmmm.... original image gone missing, here's a new old one

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpyatt05
    Sorry tymelero, I didn't see this, but it looks like you got out there anyway. Sweet bike!!

    I had a great ride on Saturday. Awesome trail. A little wet in places, but a great day to be out. It's hard for me not to gush over how much fun that bike is to ride. Wow.
    That trail is so fun after the section of the technical climb you get that so sweet downhill. there is one perfect root between two tree's that you can just launch off. What a great trail.

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    Old Skool

    Here is "Acquire" born on 2/14/02. One of the early Maverick American ML7 frames with the CNC'ed rear damper body. These were mostly Root Beer anodized at the time, but mine is a much lighter shade, closer to a Root Bear Float. Still running XTR 950 include e-type front derailleur, which after much trial and error is perfectly set up and works flawlessly. Rest of the build includes Maverick SC32, Mavic 819 rims laced (tied and soldered) to Chris King (rear) and Maverick 24/7 (front), Thomson stem and post, Avid Juicy Ultimates and Easton Monkeylite SL handlebar. As is, weight is around 26.5 lbs., when I switch to lighter tires it drops down to 25.5 lbs.
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    wow. nice ride.

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    My ML8 Build

    Hardly as sick of a bike as many of the rigs on this forum, but it's what I could come up with on a limited budget! Used '06 frame ($500) built up with mostly new, but some used, components. Great ride so far, I just put on the 30" wide bars today, testing them out tomorrow. Longer stem too as my previous stem was too damn short for steady climbing.

    I'm really impressed with how this bike handles everything I've thrown at it so far. I may be an ML8 lover for life, let you know after this summer and a fall trip to Moab.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cpyatt05 View Post
    I'm going to catch hell for the orange bike, but damn, I like it. FedEx brought this today. Large ML8, XT Build. Brown's Camp tomorrow!
    I like the orange too, add some white wheels and you got the creamsicle dreamcycle..

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    Quote Originally Posted by markyboy1980 View Post
    Me with my Durance, complete with brand new full XT 10spd kit fitted the night before, at the 2012 Olympic XC MTB venue opening, I was reporting on for Singletrack Magazine...
    i was just wondering if that is a 2.4" FA out back and whether it rubs on the rear triangle anywhere (e.g. when cornering) ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty View Post
    i was just wondering if that is a 2.4" FA out back and whether it rubs on the rear triangle anywhere (e.g. when cornering) ...

    ragetty
    It's a 2.25" Fat Albert, and it only just clears the swingarm as it is.

    Also, it's about the single worst rear tyre I've ever used, it's absolute pap, and is about to be consigned to ebay, never to return... I've had semi slicks that offer more grip under both breaking and climbing, let alone cornering!

    Here's yet another pic of my bike, having just been prepared for racing the Singletrack Weekender this weekend just gone...



    Rear tyre wise, any suggestions? Thinking maybe 2.2" Rubber Queen, but I want something fast rolling too you see. My default fast rolling rear tyre has been a 2.3" Michelin Dry2 (which are actually much grippier than their name suggests too), but really I do want an all year round tyre in honesty.

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    Maybe a Small Block Eight. Ultimate XC Racing tire with lots of speed and grip. Well suited for a variety of riding conditions. .

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    Wow where has this thread been all my life!!

    pigdog I think our bikes were separated at birth.

    My fork is a rock shox lyrik air. You can't tell by looking because I had to replace my lowers after about two weeks, and rock shocks does the same lowers for multiple models so no decals. The drive train is a shimano alfine 11 internal hub. Much better then detailers but still not quite perfect i'd say.

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    Proud to join the Maverick family! It's 2natime's fault- i rode his "Inky"

    Oh, happy happy, joy joy! I've been gagging for one of these for some time now after riding 2natime's "Inky". You've got to ask yourself: "Am i worth it?" -the answer is always and clearly -YES! Actually, I got a stellar deal on the frame in the box and Just added a new fork-R.S. rev TI cuz'... that frame deserves it. The rest is high end stuff from my- now for sale- Intense Spider. In all fairness, the Spyder is a great bike but the bushing issues are a hassle if you hammer it and well, it just aint a Maverick. The nice part is, as I travel a lot for work, I can separate the front and rear triangles and it packs easily into a hard travel case that stays under the airlines baggage limits. I still tell them, like 2natime, that it is "art supplies" in case of fussy/unhappy counter people. It's not a lie as these things are definitely art and it supplies me with massive grin factor. Just got back from my second ride on it and man is this thing sweet. VPP is nice but not anything like this. It's so cool not to need lockout in the rear to stand up and hammer. Feels flawless to me! and that's what matters, no? now how do i add a picture of "Somoa" ...my birthday present,my precious.
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    If you've purchased a Maverick to reduce your maintenance time, you've made a horrible mistake
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    Have you ever owned an Intense? The point is that I can do my own maintenance on the shock and bushings. When is the last time you had to send in your rear shock for a rebuild? do you like replacing bushings a few times a year? Have you ever tried to separate the triangles of an intense? As long as i can do the maintenance relatively quickly and keep her running.. I'm psyched. Have you dealt with bike shops in the mountains of Colorado? I'd rather put broken glass in my cycling shorts and ride the entirety of the Colorado trail... Plus Mike at Maverick is a very nice guy. i assume (and hear) Ethan is awesome as well. I'll deal with them , thank you.

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    I've mailed my shock in to maverick about 4 times over the last 3 seasons. It's not "difficult" dealing with them. But the bike is by no means "low maintenance".
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    In comparison to my ex-wife... EVERYTHING is low maintenance! All great bikes require maintenance, which I actually enjoy a bit. It came down to the ride, while i liked the Intense, I didn't LOVE it. If i have to work on my bike-which one does- I want to be able to do so as much as I can. the constant squeaking and play development of the intense was driving me bonkers. And again... the Maverick ride. It just feels better for the way I pedal I guess. Being able to take it with me is huge because I travel for work so much. If I don't have it with me... I'm not riding much.

    Lord, i was born a ramblin' man. Tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can.

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    Well yeah I love my ML8, it's great for everything except downhilling, where the suspension isn't quite as plush as you want when you're going big. But from everything else to occasional downhilling, aggressive technical trail riding, even urban riding with some 2.5" hookworms, it's great. But the frame always needs work. High maintenance, good ride. I wish they could make a true 'coil' shock for this bike.
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    I reckon one day someone will make a 9" suspension downhill monster that weighs 14lbs. and climbs like an aluminum hardtail. Probably Paul Turner. Untill then we have what we have. I guess folks would call me more of a x/c AM rider? I dunno, go up the mountain as fast as you can, go down the mountain as fast as you can. Find the bike you like and have a good time in the dirt whilst breathing hard. As far as downhill goes... I think I'm going fast enough, I sometimes get that feeling that I probably should have some more protection on. As long as I'm a little scared and grinning going down.. I'm psyched. Happy spinning, happy hucking!

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    Somoa

    Congrats Brima! I have also been revamping Inky and boy is it riding nice!

    Happy trails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brimav View Post
    VPP is nice but not anything like this. It's so cool not to need lockout in the rear to stand up and hammer. Feels flawless to me! and that's what matters, no? now how do i add a picture of "Somoa" ...my birthday present,my precious.
    HaHa. That's awesome.10 o'clock at night and I'm inspired to throw on my lights and go out...
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    Go out and get some on your ML8!

    Lewis River Trail toward the end of the day. What a great trail! Lovin the ML8. Just tuned the fork to be a bit more forgiving for trail riding.

    Happy B-day Brim!!!!!

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    Yeah Pappa!! Now that's what I'm talking about! BE INSPIRED!!! We lead by example each and every day. If there is time, there is time to pedal!

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    2natime... you're the bastard that got me mixed up in this!! THANKING YOU KINDLY! I LOVE my dear Somoa. See you soon for some lung-busting busting fun,eh?

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    Maverick ML8 white powder coat

    i tried to show off my ML8 white powder coat here, but it won't let me do it coz i have only 2 posts done in da past. it has 2b 10 or greater posts b4 i can post my beloved ML8. so i just post something anyway...

    just have a questions about rotors. if anybody have an idea or know this will work please help me. i'm a weigh weenie. i bought a pair of 6" ti rotors for my ML8, but didn't realized it that a regular brake pads doesn't work on it. i've tried also ceramic pads, still didn't work. any suggestions? thx a lot! ss

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    sky blue powdered durance with talas 36

    my durance has been powdered sky blue and been pimped slightly ...

    you probably can't see it here, but that's a 650b front wheel - the talas 36 and 650b front wheel are an experiment for tough descents to give me a flatter head angle - the 130mm setting for the talas should be as for the DUC32, i.e. 545mm a2c - 30mm travel + 5mm for the 650b (at least compared to my usual front wheel/tyre).

    other than that, then there is a hope pro 2 front hub in gun smoke, a crank bros cobalt 700mm low rise bar, a spank spike stem, HSx10 (22/36 x 11/36) gearing, NC-17 magnesium pedals and a dt swiss RWS 10mm rear bolt.

    i didn't think i'd like the bike without the DUC32, but i've quickly gotten used to the look of the bike with the talas 36 - this is partly helped i think by the handle bar and front hub more or less matching the blue of the fork (a pure fluke, i hadn''t given this any thought at all). unless i really fall for the fork, long term i'll be back on my 'choppered DUC32'.

    all told, she now weighs in at around 14.3kg / 31.5lbs ... the 2007 talas 36 means about a 550g (net) gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty View Post
    my durance has been powdered sky blue and been pimped slightly ...

    you probably can't see it here, but that's a 650b front wheel - the talas 36 and 650b front wheel are an experiment for tough descents to give me a flatter head angle - the 130mm setting for the talas should be as for the DUC32, i.e. 545mm a2c - 30mm travel + 5mm for the 650b (at least compared to my usual front wheel/tyre).

    other than that, then there is a hope pro 2 front hub in gun smoke, a crank bros cobalt 700mm low rise bar, a spank spike stem, HSx10 (22/36 x 11/36) gearing, NC-17 magnesium pedals and a dt swiss RWS 10mm rear bolt.

    i didn't think i'd like the bike without the DUC32, but i've quickly gotten used to the look of the bike with the talas 36 - this is partly helped i think by the handle bar and front hub more or less matching the blue of the fork (a pure fluke, i hadn''t given this any thought at all). unless i really fall for the fork, long term i'll be back on my 'choppered DUC32'.

    all told, she now weighs in at around 14.3kg / 31.5lbs ... the 2007 talas 36 means about a 550g (net) gain.

    <a href="http://fotos.mtb-news.de/p/981097" title="durancepowder1" ><img src="http://fstatic1.mtb-news.de/img/photos/4/9/4/5/7/_/medium/durancepowder1.jpg?0" /></a>
    looks nice. planning to put 650b front on my durance too. where did you get the white rims?

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    It looks great, my wheels are turning on my own Durance now. I'd like to see some more pics and a side view.

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    here's the side view with the fork at full travel ...

    the spank spike stem was too short (35mm), so there's a 70mm stem in there now.

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    what else would you like to see?

    ragetty

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    Nice ride. Hey, how do you like the hammerschmiditts (sp?)? ? As well, i just can't seem to pull the trigger on a joplin $ as SO many people seem to have problems with it. most of my riding is in the mountains of Colorado so it's UP UP UP then DOWN DOWN DOWN. I can take a moment on top to drop my saddle and catch some thin air so am wondering if it's even really necessary for me. Everyone who has one loves it WHEN it's working properly and says they could never go back. Not sure if i want to try it, love , it and hate not having it when it doesn't work. What say you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook View Post
    looks nice. planning to put 650b front on my durance too. where did you get the white rims?
    i thought i answered this

    i ordered out of the US and had them shipped to germany ...ragetty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brimav View Post
    ... What say you?
    i'm in the alps, so it's more or less the same - i still would not ride without a vario-seatpost.

    i have 2 speedballs, and in 4 years only one failure (and that was only a blown valve). i service them myself roughly once a year, but they would probably go longer without ...

    buy a good one used and give it a try ...
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    jeez guys.....

    I knew when I got one they climbed well but.... this is silly. Seriuosly. Just came home from the first clean bicycle ascent of a 6 pitch 5.9+ slab route in Utah -now formerly a rock climb- on the Maverick.

    Not really, just a joke but you get the point. this thing climbs like a monkey on crack.

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    the Utah cycling was, as ever,....brilliant. Treat yourself. You're worth it.

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    Sizing!

    Hi all,
    I know this is not quite the place to ask this but I don't know where else I could ask??

    My wife's credit card is just about to give birth to a new (2008 model) Maverick ML8. It's been ordered but wont be shipped till tomorrow morning so I have time to change my mind if I need to.

    My question is should I go Large or Medium?

    I'm 5' 11" and I think of average proportions, I emailed Chris at Maverick and he suggested that the large might be the way to go but when I spoke to the lads at the shop where it's coming from they thought that medium was the preferred size.

    As far as I can see, the only significant difference between the two are that the large is about 20mm longer in the front triangle. many other parts of the geometry are the same.

    I currently ride and love my Giant VT which is a 18" or 18.5" frame if I recall correctly and it feels good to me although Im no expert.

    Even the medium ML8 is longer wheel base than the VT.

    After seeing some forum posters saying that they got a medium and are a similar height to me I wonder if you guys could comment.

    I don't have an option to ride the two different frames.

    Cheers in advance for your comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eejit7 View Post
    Hi all,
    I know this is not quite the place to ask this but I don't know where else I could ask??

    My wife's credit card is just about to give birth to a new (2008 model) Maverick ML8. It's been ordered but wont be shipped till tomorrow morning so I have time to change my mind if I need to.

    My question is should I go Large or Medium?

    I'm 5' 11" and I think of average proportions, I emailed Chris at Maverick and he suggested that the large might be the way to go but when I spoke to the lads at the shop where it's coming from they thought that medium was the preferred size.

    As far as I can see, the only significant difference between the two are that the large is about 20mm longer in the front triangle. many other parts of the geometry are the same.

    I currently ride and love my Giant VT which is a 18" or 18.5" frame if I recall correctly and it feels good to me although Im no expert.

    Even the medium ML8 is longer wheel base than the VT.

    After seeing some forum posters saying that they got a medium and are a similar height to me I wonder if you guys could comment.

    I don't have an option to ride the two different frames.

    Cheers in advance for your comments.
    D
    I guess you size 180cm +/- . You are between Medium and Large. I'm 176cm, all my Maverick are Medium, the ML8 has a 50cm stem. As all the Maverick, it has a long top tube, and even with a short stem it is long. As Ethan says, it depends of your legs / torso lengths ...
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    for 5'11 i would suggest a "L" Chris, Mike & Ethan those guys at Maverick they know better than anybody. they the one who build the frame and all.

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    Guys,
    Thanks for your advise, If it in any way helps I measure thus (just got the wife to measure me)

    Height 180cm
    Leg length from flat of foot to pivot point of hip/torso 92cm
    Torso length from pivot point of hip/torso to pivot point of arm/torso 62 cm
    Arm length from pivot point of arm/torso to to grip position of hand 69 cm
    Inside leg length 85cm

    I dunno wether there are any sums which can be done to devise which size would be best for me?

    On a different point, is it possible in any way to use a fork with a tapered steerer in the 08 ml8 frame? was thinking of the Fox TALAS 160.

    Thanks again for your help.
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    I have a large ML8 5' 11.25"

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    5' 10" with Large ML 8

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    Thanks again folks,
    I'm getting the impression I could probably use either size but that the large is probably the better bet.

    I could use a smaller stem (as suggested by Chris at Maverick) to shorten the cockpit length and move my seat forward a bit if needed. I'm not too worried about a bit extra weight but I do suffer a bit of lower back pain and a shorter cockpit might be more comfortable, though I probably wouldn't want to compromise performance much if at all and would suffer the pain if I thought it would ride better.

    Anyone know on the tapered steerer?

    Other than the duc, what forks are you guys using and how do you find them. I was thinking of using a 2012 talas 160?

    Are the DUC's still available?

    Cheers
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    No tapered steerer tube on Maverick (maybe in 2012 ?) , it's for 1' 1/8 only.
    I've recently installed a fork DT Swiss EXM150 on my ML8, and really love it : very smooth for my weight, matches very well ML8 for light version. It depends on your target configuration.

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    I have a DUC so can't say on other stuff sry.

    The cockpit seems short enough to me (very upright riding pose and is comfortable), but I may have long arms.

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    What type of trails do you ride? East coast go for Medium -- West coast go for Large. I am on the east coast.
    I am 5' 11" and I ride a medium. My trails are steep/off camber, up and down with slow steep/ tight/twisty single track. My trails are more suited to a shorter front center (wheel base). Duc stem length is 90 to 110mm depending on trail. I don't like anything shorter due to the steep climbing.
    Seat tube length is the same for Large and medium. 59cm top tube length seems right for me.
    I have even tried a small with a 120mm stem and it worked but it was a little small.
    I have a friend who is 6' "1 and he prefers the medium as well for the above mentioned trails. He has ridden it at the Squamish BC trails and really liked it.
    But I also ride a large Ibis Mojo and the Large ML8 is longer/bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejit7 View Post
    Thanks again folks,
    I'm getting the impression I could probably use either size but that the large is probably the better bet.

    I could use a smaller stem (as suggested by Chris at Maverick) to shorten the cockpit length and move my seat forward a bit if needed. I'm not too worried about a bit extra weight but I do suffer a bit of lower back pain and a shorter cockpit might be more comfortable, though I probably wouldn't want to compromise performance much if at all and would suffer the pain if I thought it would ride better.

    Anyone know on the tapered steerer?

    Other than the duc, what forks are you guys using and how do you find them. I was thinking of using a 2012 talas 160?

    Are the DUC's still available?

    Cheers
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    Thanks for all the replies,

    Nicolo,
    I think I might need to be looking for something longer rather than shorter. Though I'm sure the DT is an awesome fork but I'm a bit ....er....well a lot actually, fat. I'm wanting to relax the head angle as much as possible and think I might have to go 160 minimum.

    Voob,
    I ride east coast and west sometimes both over a weekend!
    I'm no gravity hound, I like to feel like I've earned my descents but I'm no racing snake either. I'm probably prepared to sacrifice some tight and twisty for fast and flowing and steep(er) descending.

    Alpamayo,
    Je ne suis pas aux États-Unis, je pense que si elle est raisonnablement facile d'obtenir des produits BOS ici au Royaume Uni.

    I've only read very good things about the Deville, my only reservation is that the product has not been around long enough to give a reliability rating. I'm very temped by your recommendation,
    Merci.

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    Hey, I'm sorry, but its not possible to show pictures from my ML7 until making 10 post with other **** . Actually i want to ask for experiences in using a Rase Black Mamba with the ML7 (new thread needs 5 posts ). I am afraid because of the flat seat angle...

    The Seatpost in #3 looks also interesting. What is this thing?

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    probably a thomson elite, should be easy to find ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiskare View Post
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    Dang, get some real brakes on that bad boy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fellsbiker View Post
    Dang, get some real brakes on that bad boy!
    Avid Ultimates....as real as they get!

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    "ultimate" in the same way that my flat top was the "ultimate" haircut to have in 1990.
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    My wife would be very happy to have had the blue palomino instead of the orange one

    V-brakes are fine if your trails are dry.

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    Nice ride! Is that a 2003, that's what mine was. Avid Ultimates worked great for 5 years! Like any and all brakes just need to be adjusted correctly. But they were light, no brake bleeding, simple and stopped on a dime with Kool-Stop pads. Only real wok I ever did was re-pack the monolink bearing and replaced the Shimano M960 crank bearings with Enduro BB bearings Klein had the most beautiful paint jobs ever! Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiskare View Post
    My Wife's Palomino
    my palamino was much like that in the initial build, v-brakes too - she managed a transalp no problem. i then put disk brakes and big betty tyres on it and went a lot rougher ...

    i have to admit though, the design now looks so dated and is even far too stilted/steep compared to the more modern durance - but then, i'm not that keen on the original ml7's either!

    ragetty

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    Fat Klein gets Muddy :)

    The Surly Nate is a great mud tyre, but it's killing my drivetrain
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    HOW do those things FIT on that bike?????
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    wow, that is one sweet swamp buggy!

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    Inky rebuild

    Hello!

    Just wanted to post up my ML7.5's latest incarnation. I have had the frame for a few years but am almost done with a complete revamp. Component highlights:

    xtr 970 cranks, shifters
    xtr 985 brakes, pedals
    CK rear hub, Project 321 front hub laced to DT 5.1 rims with Sapim CX ray spokes
    Carbon Lefty Max
    Carbon stem and bar
    Campy record headset
    Joplin 4
    Ti bolts at rotors and stem
    Just went tubeless

    The remaining items on the to do list are to send the Lefty to Mendoncyclesmith for a rebuild, and put some more Ti bolts at the brakes and fork. All told Inky is at 27# even at the moment. I may change the tires which will add some weight. That will be counteracted by the fork overhaul, though not as rotating weight. So until 'accounts payable' approves the fork and bolts, there's nothing to do but ride!

    Happy trails
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    "Inky" is looking sweet! nice wheels tunaboy! Lot's o' Ti, eh? Any $ left over for food? food=fuel.

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    This is "Geezer" on the Upper Pioneer Trail near Nevada City, Ca on New Years Day. Normally this section would be under a couple feet of snow by now! Gotta love Global warming and 60 degree winter days in the mountains!

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    I love that blue color on Geezer. Shiny!
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