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    Maverick Closes shop

    Maverick moves on....

    For all you that use the SC32 and such at least it looks like they will be keeping a service center in the future.

    Bummer.
    Try this: HTFU

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    Hopefully a Phoenix may rise from the ashes
    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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    Bummer!
    My favorite (nonfat) bike is my ML 7.5.
    Have yet to find a rear suspension I like as much.
    Good peeps over there, too.
    Bummer!

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    That sucks! They seemed like a good group of folks with some great products.
    Hopefully rebuild parts will be kicking around for a few years anyways.
    Riding.....

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    I wondered if this was coming, since they were consistently offering fewer products. Hopefully, someone will pick up the torch.

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    Bummer, so much for Salsa using IT on their fatty FS of the future......
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    i always liked those bikes. Sad news indeed.

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    Thanks for the info Rockcrusher! Was worried that this might happen. They were a vary small fish in a big sea of suspension (as far as the forks go)... a tough situation especially in a "challenging" economy. Hopefully some (or all) of the bigger players are monitoring the evolution and progression of the fat bike and it's market. Also alot of "bent downtube" 29ers out there now that could clear and possibly benefit from a wider fork/hub set-up. Wouldn't have to be inverted either. A wider version (obviously w/ a bigger,more spacious brace) of just about any of the current 29er susp. forks out there would be fine with me. Frankly, In the beggining, I didn't expect FB's and they're related equipment in general to grow and evolve as far or as fast as they have. Rock Shock's, Fox, White Bro's & everybody else take note: We want you on board! (at least I do!)

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    Sad indeed, but I'll be keeping my DUC around for a longtime. Phenomenal fork with travel to spare, and truly a fork that only one could rebuild. Someday it may go fat, but or now it's on the 5Spot. I also have one on a Trek 69er and that was the bike that convinced me to go Fat. I had contemplated turning that into a fat hybrid with a Speedway front rim w Nate or H Du and a DH tire/wheel setup on the rear. The seat tube is 3" wide, so a 2.7" Minion or Nevegal should fit right in there. Interesting...

    Instead, I got a Muk2 and will wait for MCWs Lefty clamps to come out in the spring (fingers are crossed). So if anyone wants a large Trek 69er SS to convert, let me know.

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    Sorry, I gave to wrong email address previously, I corrected it below.

    You can send all you Maverick inquires to mavericksuspension@gmail.com

    Ethan, longtime Maverick guru is setting up shop to maintain the Maverick line.
    Last edited by danaco; 01-26-2012 at 10:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyB View Post
    Instead, I got a Muk2 and will wait for MCS's Lefty clamps to come out in the spring (fingers are crossed). So if anyone wants a large Trek 69er SS to convert, let me know.
    Just got the drawing for the drop tops, coincidentally!

    Yeah, I really dig the feel and stiffness of the DUC, too bad they don't have more room......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Feelygood ! View Post
    Hopefully a Phoenix may rise from the ashes
    Much like the Raceface phoenix didů hopefully.
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    MCS - will that drop work for any head tube that's over 140 mm in height?

    On a different note, my Muk2 was stolen this week, still hoping for its safe return since that's a hard bike to ride around town without being spotted, and impossible to sell online. If it doesn't show up I may try and get a Fatback. Will your adapters work with a tapered head tube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyB View Post
    MCS - will that drop work for any head tube that's over 140 mm in height?

    On a different note, my Muk2 was stolen this week, still hoping for its safe return since that's a hard bike to ride around town without being spotted, and impossible to sell online. If it doesn't show up I may try and get a Fatback. Will your adapters work with a tapered head tube?
    It should increase max clamp spacing to 198, enough for a stock Muk set up, XL (if I recall correctly, I'm at home, so no notes in front of me)

    BUMMER! That sucks. Sorry to hear it. Like takin' a mans horse, should be punishable by death....

    You'd need to get one of the conversion base plates, but they work fine, so I have no concerns about tapered fitment.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    They did not last very long. Bummer.

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    Hey, MendonCycleSmith, what about those old Cannondale Moto forks? The "pre-Lefty" dual crown jobs. Would those have worked with a fat front? Just curious. Maybe there aren't any surviving in the wild anyway.

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    I can answer that one... The Moto forks aren't wide enough for a "Fat" tire. There are still a few around and they work very well as a tandem fork.

    jw


    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    Hey, MendonCycleSmith, what about those old Cannondale Moto forks? The "pre-Lefty" dual crown jobs. Would those have worked with a fat front? Just curious. Maybe there aren't any surviving in the wild anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyOne View Post
    I can answer that one... The Moto forks aren't wide enough for a "Fat" tire. There are still a few around and they work very well as a tandem fork.

    jw

    Thanks. I saw a 1996 C'dale catalog recently with those forks in it and was just wondering.

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    If anyone is looking for a good deal on Mav hubs...
    I just got one for $100 on the bay : Maverick 24/7 Front Hub New 24mm Axle 32 Hole Black 6 Bolt Disc DUC 32 SC 32 | eBay
    Grab some while they last.

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