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  • 11-23-2006
    skleins
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    Post your Maverick!!
    Well..........someones gotta kick it off so it may as well be me

    I present my ML7 size small (Called Jibe) with the later air shock upgrade that works so much better, its got a 100mm Fox Float up front.......so far ;)
  • 11-24-2006
    Scotto
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    Here are Peabody and Lantana!
  • 11-26-2006
    JWB
    Beckham @ just over 26lbs:



    John

    PS The seat post works very well for me.
  • 11-26-2006
    Crankarm
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    Two DUC 32's
    Here is a photo of the DUC's I am currently bashing around on
    While not Maverick Frames I thought this might be OK for this thread
  • 11-29-2006
    notsofastanymore
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    My girls ml7
    build this up for my girlfriend.
    she loves it.
    still have not weighed it.
    the cranks are italian extralight 172.5's
    king hubs, triple ti eggbeaters with short spindles.
  • 11-30-2006
    kidsuma
    Question for Crankarm
    Here is a photo of the DUC's I am currently bashing around on
    While not Maverick Frames I thought this might be OK for this thread


    Just wondered how you find the Intense compared with the RIP? I have had a 5.5 set up with DUC's and was thinking about the RIP so all comments will be of great interest!
  • 11-30-2006
    1FG
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    Here is Bashful...
    Just got it two days ago, a demo bike from... haven't had time to ride it yet!

    Cheers,

    DC
  • 12-01-2006
    Alpamayo


  • 12-04-2006
    Crash_Burn
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    Axolotl
    Got a pic of the latest version of my ML7, as you can see from my saddle I've got the new monolink/shock. Kind of miss my old set-up (extra heavy spring w/air assist) running 15-20 psi.
  • 12-04-2006
    MINImtnbiker
    Donkey - ML7/5 from May '06
    Photos are from Porcupine Rim in Moab, 3 weeks ago. Setup for that type of ride...big tires, Mallet pedals. Otherwise I run Candy's and 2.1 Specialized tires and it is a couple pounds lighter...just over 25#s.

  • 12-04-2006
    MINImtnbiker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 1FG
    Just got it two days ago, a demo bike from... haven't had time to ride it yet!

    Cheers,

    DC

    Interesting setup for your Polar sensor. Is that mounted on the bash guard? I have mine mounted on the lower part of the right leg, under the bash guard. I mounted it with zip ties like normal, then screwed the bash guard screws over it and it works just fine. However the big issues is the wireless is not strong enough for the watch to read from the bars... so I have it mounted on the lower fork crown. It seemed wierd at first, but it is nice since I don't always look at it (in the shape I'm in, I don't always want to see my HR!)
  • 12-04-2006
    1FG
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MINImtnbiker
    Interesting setup for your Polar sensor. Is that mounted on the bash guard? I have mine mounted on the lower part of the right leg, under the bash guard. I mounted it with zip ties like normal, then screwed the bash guard screws over it and it works just fine. However the big issues is the wireless is not strong enough for the watch to read from the bars... so I have it mounted on the lower fork crown. It seemed wierd at first, but it is nice since I don't always look at it (in the shape I'm in, I don't always want to see my HR!)

    I had the same problem on my Cannondale with the lefty fork. If mounted all the way at the bottom of the fork the signal isn't strong enough to reach the watch mounted on the bar. On the Lefty I had to make a special mount (see http://home.comcast.net/~ledrocnoc/M...4Jekyll_05.jpg - here for the bike http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik/242752061.html)

    When I looked at the DUC32 fork, I assumed I was going to have the same problem, so I just hanged the sensor on the fork guard. I used a hot wire to poke hole through the plastic, used industrial double sided tape and stainless wire to hold the sensor. I recessed the wire inside the guard so that it would not rub against the fork seal. Worked for the 2 rides I did so far.

    DC
  • 12-05-2006
    kidsuma
    Hey thats some great action shots........:)
  • 12-05-2006
    MINImtnbiker
    Polar fork mount "switch"
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 1FG
    I had the same problem on my Cannondale with the lefty fork. If mounted all the way at the bottom of the fork the signal isn't strong enough to reach the watch mounted on the bar.
    DC

    Someone told me that the fork mount piece has a "switch" inside it which can be set for a stronger signal. I'm bleeding my disc brakes today, so while I have the bike on the stand I'll take a look and report back.
  • 12-08-2006
    velocipus
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    Fushia
    Sigh...
  • 02-27-2007
    TheProphet
    I love seeing all these Mavericks! They are truely one of a kind. My LBS is the only shop in Maryland to carry them and they look great. Looking forward to seeing the new models.
  • 03-01-2007
    momentum
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    Pepe at Mt St Helens
    04 ML7 with an 06 DUC32 on Mt St Helens last summer.
  • 03-09-2007
    MINImtnbiker
    Polar sensor range adjustment
    This is off topic for this thread, but I had mentioned above that I'd reply back...I just heard back from Polar about the speed sensor range adjustment. They sent a document back that says there are 3 settings...however adjusting to the longer ranges could cause interference when riding close to others. Just email their customer service for it... or PM me. My issue is that the signal did not reach the watch unit on the my handlebar with the DUC32 fork....so I have to put the watch on the lower fork crown.
  • 03-09-2007
    Quietscho
    please send me the infos about the different settings because I have the same problem.
    On my ML8 I use a special sensor holder from cannondale for the lefty. It works fine, but is very complicate to install because there is not much space at the DUC to fix it.. I try to give a photo from this solution.
  • 03-09-2007
    Alpamayo


    Massif des Cerces, France, Summer 2006
  • 04-08-2007
    skleins
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    My 7.5
    In size small called 'Snapper' Unusual colour:thumbsup:

    Pic Taken after shredding 'sidewinder' at Afan - Wales(UK). At this place the performance of the bike was simply awesome!!
  • 04-17-2007
    Robin Fisk


    Here's my current ML-7.3 (Zola) - preceded by



    ML-7.2 (Goblin)

    Both from ourTop UK Maverick man - Tim Johnson of SidewaysCycles
  • 04-24-2007
    chowpay
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    My ML7
    Added a little NR mount so it looks like my motorcycle =)

    *edit, noticed that it was a pain to tighten the goose neck bolts and the whole thing was flexing so I made new 2 piece bracket, hardly any flex and easy to service*
  • 04-25-2007
    Serenity Now
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    The new XXL Durance.
    The seat angle is 1.5 degrees steeper than my XL 7.5, which is a big improvement while riding, and also looks better. Head tube is also slightly longer, as is the top tube. All in all a way better fit for me.
  • 04-28-2007
    Maverick2003
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    About XXL size
    Hello
    Are they much bigger than the former 2003 ML7 XL ?
    I'm 6 feet 4inches tall, would you recomend an XXL?
    Thanks

    Attached photos of Normie
  • 04-28-2007
    Serenity Now
    I don't know exactly how the XXL Durance compares to the XL ML7. I suspect a little larger. It's definitely bigger all around than the XL ML7.5, but that bike was smaller than my ML7.

    For your size I'd probably go with the XXL Durance. It's got a looong top tube, but then again I am really long legged (98cm inseam), so it may feel fine for you.

    Either way, it's a great bike.
  • 04-28-2007
    Maverick2003
    Thank you for your advice. It should fit me even if I'm a little short legged (90cm inseam only!)...
    You're wright, ML7 is a great bike ; 4 years of happy rides and still the state of art...
  • 05-11-2007
    mimi1885
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    Incredible climbers
    Here are 2 of my pride and joy, both climb like true champs. Maverick rocks!!
  • 05-16-2007
    dash
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mimi1885
    Here are 2 of my pride and joy, both climb like true champs. Maverick rocks!!


    And your favorite is?
  • 05-17-2007
    mimi1885
    Honestly both. Bikes at this caliber are great period. strong climber, great descender and good all around. maybe the Mojo because 5.5" travel, but if compared with the durance it will be a really tough call.

    The ML7 has been with me for years and Mojo only been 3 weeks, so to state the obvious I'm riding Mojo more now one reason is because it's my new toy. Both bike really rock!! my ML7 without the 647 pedal and the Speedball post weight in at 25.2 and the same set up with the mojo is 26( the new I9 wheelset will drop about 1.5-2lbs) but I like the post it worth the extra half a pound.

    Thanks for asking
  • 05-17-2007
    kidsuma
    Hey! someone else also has a 7.5/Durance and a Mojo.[ And I also have a ML7 from a few years ago!] I love both bikes too, but for me they are really different in feel, the Maverick is like a hardtail with a bit more spring and whip out of a corner, the suspension is less plush even with loads of sag and a better climber than the Mojo whereas the Mojo feels more plush and very smooth...definitely a better descender.......I guess thats why I am keeping both bikes...I love the contrast between the 2! I run the Maverick with SC32 and the Mojo with DUC32...found the DUC's on the Maverick slackened the headangle too much.....enjoy!
  • 05-17-2007
    ssorgs
    At the risk of hijacking this thread, I'm needing to replace my L ML7/5 with a larger frame and have pretty much narrowed it down to an XL Durance and an XL Mojo. They have very similar geometry (esp, HA, T-T, front center with DUC). I'm maxed out on my L ML7/5 with a Speedball R (ie, setback) and the saddle all of the way back -and it's comfortable for my upper body- but my knees smack the DUC and I can hardly stand and pedal. Real steep climbs (ie, Slickrock) are not doable, even with the travel turned down.

    Problem for me is, in part, they're separated by $400! And, though I'm pretty sure my medium DUC crown will work on either bike, I don't think my 30.9 speedball will work on the Mojo's 31.6 tube. Looked for shims and nobody seems to see the need to go up from 30.9.

    Any advice out there? Thanks.
  • 05-17-2007
    kidsuma
    Demo the Mojo and get a 31.6 Speedball outer tube from Maverick...easy to swap over...one 10mm nut....hey presto!
  • 05-17-2007
    ssorgs
    Now that's what I'm talkin about! Thanks. I've been emailing Ethan about my dilemma, in part b/c I'm having trouble tracking down 7/5 geometry so that I can compare numbers, and asked about shimming. He said no problem but didn't suggest the outer tube (maybe it's the $s...). As for the geometry, the Matic won't cut it since its geometry is based on the SC.

    Won't be able to demo a Mojo round Austin, but a buddy has a Lg so I'll get on it this weekend.
  • 05-20-2007
    font9a
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    just wrenched my durance together at 4 in the morning
    sram X0, triggers/der.; xtr 175s; avid juicy ultimates 185mm front and rear (organic pads); candy 4Ti pedals; Brooks Swallow Tail Ti saddle, just breaking in.

    Coming from a rigid 26" singlespeed (ok, I put a 2x9 drivetrain and a FoxF80 on it for the mountians), this bicycle feels like cheating. a 20 mile tech/XC ride yesterday felt like 5. My legs we tired but the rest of my body could have gone another 20 miles easy.

    These full suspension bikes *are* like cheating. Only you get to go much faster and ride much farther.

    I'm hooked.

    She's a small with the lightest parts and weighs in around 25.5 lbs. My custom Ti singlespeed (straightgauge litespeed pisga weighs 24 lbs.) Weight is certainly not an issue.

    The only thing I miss is my Chris King rear hub, which wasn't available in time to ship for this weekend. But the fact that it shifts into granny under heavy load without a hitch is so bonus, that again, it feels like cheating.
  • 05-27-2007
    ragetty
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    this is not mine, but it blows anything i've seen so far completely away - this is just such a cush build ...

    ragetty
  • 06-20-2007
    Nanotron
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    A nice one from Spain.
    My new ML8.

    I only could test it 12 kilometers... but I think I'll be very happy with this bike.
    Hope to confirm my first impressions next weekend.

    :D
  • 06-21-2007
    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 :-)
  • 06-22-2007
    banks
    Digger.
    Rips up the singletrack in the high elevation of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.



    Scoty
  • 07-08-2007
    sjdiesel
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    Almost too purty to ride. Almost...
  • 07-09-2007
    Alpamayo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sjdiesel
    Almost too purty to ride. Almost...

    :eekster: the seat post, mono 6Ti with rear disk larger than front ??? .... and the color :yikes:
  • 07-10-2007
    ragetty
    :skep: that doesn't work for me either - but then, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    actually, the frame colour is ok, but it needs more "complementary" support (as opposed to just everything apple green) from the peripherals.

    @mimi1885:
    any chance of a pic of the ibis from the side?

    ragetty
  • 07-10-2007
    Alpamayo
    My old 7/2 (2004) silver anodized, destickered and Hard anodized before to be stickered like original.

  • 07-11-2007
    dobbs
    [QUOTE=Alpamayo]My old 7/2 (2004) silver anodized, destickered and Hard anodized before to be stickered like original.

    How do you desticker and resticker? I have a 2004 that needs a little TLC and I called Maverick yesterday and they said it wasn't really possible.... ? ?
  • 07-11-2007
    Alpamayo
    [QUOTE=dobbs]
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Alpamayo
    My old 7/2 (2004) silver anodized, destickered and Hard anodized before to be stickered like original.

    How do you desticker and resticker? I have a 2004 that needs a little TLC and I called Maverick yesterday and they said it wasn't really possible.... ? ?

    High pressure hot water or/and with strong adhesiv. You can also use sand treatment like to remove paint, before hard anodizing. The result is the same you can see on hard anodizing frame ML8 or durance ...
  • 07-12-2007
    solidjack
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    Meet Mohawk. He is a 2007 Matic with Speedball R. This is only my second true full suspension bike but I must say this is one freaky cool machine...:thumbsup: It makes me want to do stuff I have no business doing :devil:
  • 07-17-2007
    Alpamayo
    ML7/2 2004 after (re) hard anodizing and original stickers




    Now, all the familly in hard anodized version :

  • 08-04-2007
    soulman
    Just finished building this....





    Not ridden it yet, put my back out so need a few days off the bike.....
  • 09-19-2007
    mimi1885
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    My Mavericks
    Great climber, great descender.

    I love my Mavs
  • 09-29-2007
    d4re
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    Here is......

    Xenia (top - ML8)

    Azerbaijan (Middle - ML7.5)

    Zarek (Bottom - ML7.3) now has a new owner & used in the mountains of france.