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    If it's fit in the durance I'm interested ^^

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    Here's my 2005 ML7 "Northrop" enjoying the sun.








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    Hi. My name is Kevin.

    I recently bought a used Maverick ML8 and I didn't realized that it use integrated rear shocks. Is there any where I can get spares if the rear shock fail?

    As for the front forks, can I change to other forks from Fox or Rock Shox?

    Thanks

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    Any front fork will fit, I use a rock shox lyric air.

    As for the rear shock, there is a company doing service on Mavericks, and he's probably going to read this and reply...
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    Thank you fellsbiker. At least I know I am not buying a great bike that end up useless because there is no more parts.

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    Welcome to Maverick riding Kevin. ethan@mavericksuspension.com has always been able to supply any parts that I've needed for my rear shock, he's a very helpful guy too.
    You can use any fork with a straight steerer tube that you want but your current front hub may not be compatible if it matches your Maverick fork.
    Again Ethan can supply parts for these and offers a rebuild / repair service if needed.
    That's a great riding bike you have there enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightning69 View Post
    Is there any where I can get spares if the rear shock fail?
    mavericksuspension.com will be a good address

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    As for the front forks, can I change to other forks from Fox or Rock Shox?
    you can use any other 1 1/8 fork. Let me know, if you'd like to sell the DUC :-)

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    Well if people are looking to buy Maverick stuff, I still have an ML8 rear triangle with shock for sale
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    Kinda cool to see how quickly riders still attent to the potential of spare parts and/or a DUC for sale. Personally, I suggest you rebuild/tune the front and rear suspension and build that thing out. Both shocks work great.

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    Is there any way we can mod the rear suspension to use Fox shocks etc?

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    The body of the shock is part of the frame. You'd have to be part engineer, part artist, part robot to make a mods like that. And even then, it probably won't work. Most shocks have a pivot on either end, you need a shock that only move linearly to work with this style of suspension. In theory, if the bike got popular enough, 3rd parties like Fox could have started making replacement internals for the maverick but as far as I know, that didn't happen. But the last replacement internals I got from ethan last spring were really good. My bike rides very smooth, I'm a happy camper.
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    Ok. Got it. I try searching for more info on the Maverick suspension but could not find any. That worries me a bit on how to repair and service it.

    Is the rear and front shocks both air shocks? Can the suspension be tunes to accommodate different rider's weight?

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    I don't know anything about the fronts, I use non-Maverick forks. But the rear is what they call a coil assisted air. Its basically a weak coil plus air. So yea you can adjust to air to match the rider weight. You need to email ethan, he can give you all the info you will ever need on the thing.
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    New member on forum and new stallion in my stable

    Dear all,
    My dreams finally came true.
    Ten years ago I got new C-dale Gemini with DUC32 on it. Good bike and superb fork. I was so amazed with the fork to start digging about the company who produce such beauty…. Since uncle “G” knows everything I got the producer in no time, went on the page and my love split in two ways……ML8 and DUC32. Due to the business matter I left my bike passion for some years but got it back few years ago…and found Patrice from Aalpatec….all the rest is the history.
    Bike is even beyond my most wished dreams
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    Very Nice

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    Thanks

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    Meet Batiste, my "new" Maverick ML8, just retired my Durance.

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    It feels so good!
    • Maverick ML8 165mm frame
    • Fox Factory RC2 160mm 36
    • XTR M9000 1-11
    • Hope Tech II 183mm brakes
    • Hope ceramic BB
    • King hubs, Mavic 819 UST, 2.35 Nevegals
    • Cromag saddle, bars
    • Maverick dropper post
    • Candy 4Ti pedals

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    Love it!

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    I finished buildling up my gf's small maverick. It's looking pretty good. I had to throw my old drive train and pedals, her Shimano 11 speed and blue pedals are back ordered, it will look even sharper with them. Her's is a small, and the green one is mine, a large. But built up more like a medium with the seat position and stem length.





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    My new (to me) ML-8

    I've had a Klein Palomino for quite a few years now. I was just recently able to upgrade to an ML-8 and I like it even more than I thought I would.
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    ^^
    That's a good lookin' bike! Congrats!

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    Thanks!

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    Excellent!
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks View Post
    Excellent!
    I miss my ml8. The good news is I sold it to a good friend who is loving it. So not a total loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tymelero View Post
    I miss my ml8. The good news is I sold it to a good friend who is loving it. So not a total loss.
    I still have mine, I can't let it go.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Here is another from this morning.


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    Not maverick, but a Klein Palomino with Maverick upgrade Kit.
    This was bought on the budget, so some parts are low end, and as soon as possibl€ will be traded:

    Shimano SLX M7000 Groupset 1x11
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    Monkey

    I present "Monkey"

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    Took her out!

    Got to hit Ute Valley Loop trail in Colorado Springs yesterday.....what an awesome ride!

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    Quick Mod

    Got this idea from mtbher on page 9. Works like a charm!

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    Another awesome March day in Colorado....

    Took advantage of another beautiful March day in Colorado. Palmer Park in Colorado Springs was a blast!!!

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    Not sure why my pics above are not working, let me try again uploading them directly:

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    This was just after I got the green frame. It was at it's maximum greenness.

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    "his & hers" ML8s. A let my gf ride mine on a ride once and it seemed to suit her well so we built her up one. Green is large, ML8 doo doo colored is small.

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    Configured for a day of Highland, single speed and aggressive knobby tires. 4.5 hours, 17 runs, and now I need to send my shock back to Ethan :/

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    This drop is huuuuuuuuuge, you're in the air for so long. And it's a very flat landing. Vietnam, MA.

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    ^^^^Awesome pictures!!^^^^

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    Sad day for my Maverick. I gave those welds a close inspection and sadly found a crack starting to grow. In the same exact spot as my previous ML8. Seems like I can only ride one of these bikes for 3-4 years until they literally start coming apart at the seems. I love them but I think it might be time for me to try something else. I've actually been thinking about one of those 29" Specialized Enduros. I also really like that new Ibis Mojo HD4 but Ibis is WAYYYYYY out of the budget.

    The funny thing is i only weigh 155lbs. And I ride very smooth. But I ride such rough trails, and I do so many miles, it all adds up fast.
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    I don't know why this forum never shows my images properly.
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    Looking for an industry 9 maverick axle.

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    If ever there was a bike that screamed for a 1x conversion, it's the Maverick with its relatively-squirrelly FD configuration. Anyway, I just converted my Durance to 1x12 w/ GX Eagle. I haven't even had a chance to ride it yet but here are a few pics. In the stand anyway, Eagle shifts very, very, surprisingly well. And there's no weird derailing when backpedaling in the 50t cog or anything.
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    watch out for rear der ground strikes *lol*

    seriously, you have just convinced me to stay with 1x10 or hsx10 on my durance, and with a first gear cog of 40T or below ==> max. medium cage!
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    e.13 makes a 9-46 cassette that is 11 speed, but actually has greater range than 12 speed eagle! I'm hoping to get one of those soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty View Post
    watch out for rear der ground strikes *lol*

    seriously, you have just convinced me to stay with 1x10 or hsx10 on my durance, and with a first gear cog of 40T or below ==> max. medium cage!
    So, at most, a medium cage RD is, what, an inch shorter? FWIW, a 27.5"-wheeled bike with an Eagle RD would give you, at most, an additional 3/4" of RD clearance. If something's gonna bite my Eagle derailleur, chances are it'll bite a medium cage 1x11 Shimano RD (look at this Klein) or an Eagle derailleur on a 27.5"-wheeled bike too.

    It does look weird, but I doubt it'll be a big deal.

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    out of curiosity i just measured the ground clearance for the RD (mid-cassette) on my durance (10sp., 1 x 11-36, sram x.9 medium cage) and my intense tracer t275c (11sp., 1 x e.13 9-44, sram x0) ... both are around 17cm - 17.5cm. the lowest point of the RD from the centre of the rear axle is roughly 16.5 and 18cm, respectively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty View Post
    out of curiosity i just measured the ground clearance for the RD (mid-cassette) on my durance (10sp., 1 x 11-36, sram x.9 medium cage) and my intense tracer t275c (11sp., 1 x e.13 11-44, sram x0) ... both are around 17cm - 17.5cm. the lowest point of the RD from the centre of the rear axle is roughly 16.5 and 18cm, respectively.
    Interesting, but it's really apples to oranges. A more valid comparison would be the ground clearance if you had GX Eagle installed on your Tracer.

    I'm out of town and will measure mine when I get back. It's probably somewhere around 10-12cm. I have 11-speed 11-46 M8000 on my 26" SC Chameleon and will measure that one too for s&g's.

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    Maverick Durance 2008 rebuild ... some powder coat wound repair, some tlc for the suspension, new brakes, a 1x10 drivetrain, and mallet E pedals ... still 26", still great to ride.

    I'm checking the suspension tune with the Shockwiz:

    70kg rider weight
    flat side UP (to keep things supple, as installed by Ethan)
    21/18/16 0.1mm shims (to keep things supple, as installed by Ethan)
    effective 6wt oil @ 70psi in the damper (was 5wt @ 70psi)

    Shockwiz is telling me to only mildly soften HSC (which I will ignore, instead simply dropping air pressure a tad if I need to use more travel), and to mildly raise LSC to reduce bob (but the lock-out is still installed, so ignore again).

    In other words, Ethan's fettling on the DUC32 back in 2011/2012 was more or less spot on, and still meets my needs today (technical and mildly competitive AM/enduro).

    Now on to the rear shock ...









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    Hopefully this isnt a bad place to ask for some advice on these frames.

    So, I helped out a co-worker a bunch and as a token of his appreciation he gave me an ML8 frame with a Rockshock Revelation as seen below.Post your Maverick!!-ml8_revelation.jpg


    The only significant damage I can find is this scrape;
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    I am thinking about building this frame up as a 2nd bike. I was wondering if people here think it would still be worth it to invest in this frame. The emblem on the headtube is labeled "Aug.13.06" making this frame 11 years old if it's accurate. I know that bike tech is always advancing and that many suspension designs from the 80s/90s are now considered "obsolete".

    I've never owned or ridden a full suspension bike before so I am very unfamiliar with the pros and cons of any designs. My coworker insisted it was once the best-of-the-best, but he is known for sugar coating things!

    Thanks!

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    An ML8 is very well suited most 'normal' riding. It can even handle some drops. But if you go drop-crazy, the frame won't last more than a few years. And the shock isn't as plush as modern bike shocks. And I've always had problems with the rebound settings. But it's still a great bike and you have the best possible starting point, color-wise

    And those chain slap marks are very minimal. You should see how bad mine are
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