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    69er Durance

    I swapped the orange DUC32 from my Trek 69er singlespeed over to my Durance. Pretty easy install. I might get a little bit of bearing play as the race is slightly different.

    Heading out for a test ride today. If I like it I am taking this frankenbike one step towards my dream race bike.

    The **** I do while my moto is in the shop getting the valves replaced I swear I need to tinker with everything.

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    don't you have a durance with a DUC32 already?

    where is this going, what's the plan?

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    The 69er Durance got lots of attention last night. That didn't influence me in the slightest.

    I really didn't find any drawbacks to the set up. It didn't feel any slacker. The increased length wasn't noticeable. The reduced travel on the fork wasn't noticeable. I still had plenty of toe overlap. I didn't notice that the travel wasn't equal front to rear.

    I did find lots of positives. Standing up and climbing was definitely faster. Descending on gradual slope terrain was amazing. The wheelie skills are improved. Cornering (the best part of a 69er) was absolutely incredible. I really felt like the bike didn't dive as much in corners. I could just lean in and hold your line and not have to drag my foot as normal.

    I'm stoked.

    I really wish a bike company would have the balls to build a 69er and stick with it. To me a 29er feels like a completely different bike. They may be pretty fast but they just feel BIG and awkward. A 69er doesn't feel like a different bike but it rides like one. You really don't notice it until you put your weight on that front 29er wheel.

    anyway, on to the photos:




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    Cool, thanks for the write up. That fork color looks good.

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    The Trek 69er DUCs have a mod where the A2C is reduced vs a normal DUC. That translates into a lower front end that doesn't adversely effect the geo. I loved my 69er Durance. Wish I hadn't sold it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbal View Post
    The Trek 69er DUCs have a mod where the A2C is reduced vs a normal DUC. That translates into a lower front end that doesn't adversely effect the geo. I loved my 69er Durance. Wish I hadn't sold it!
    Not true unfortunately. I've had lots of conversations about it with Ethan. The A2C remains the same.

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    ... the a2c must be the same, assuming that the fork provides 110mm (or 100mm on the trek 69'er?) of travel for a 29" wheel.

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    A simple conversion from 26 to 29 won't change the A2C but I was under the impression that the Trek 69er DUCs had the "Travis Brown" mod that reduced the A2C. I am good friends with the Maverick dealer here and he used the schematics to mimic this change - will see if I can dig them up. I can absolutely guarantee that doing this reduces the A2C by about 10-15mm from memory.

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    Hmmm I thought that the mod actually increase A2C in lock down mode, but maybe decreasing in normal mode (in which case it is just equivalent to more sag)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxotty View Post
    Hmmm I thought that the mod actually increase A2C in lock down mode, but maybe decreasing in normal mode (in which case it is just equivalent to more sag)
    here you go.

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    hopefully the attachment works this time.
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    Good info! I wish there was a schematic to go with it. Seems like more of a limit on the climbing mode switch to be 12mm higher with the IFP so it feels less harsh on bumps. I can definitely notice that on the brown fork.

    I love my DUC32 forks. I can't wait for a DUC36 for my DH bike

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    Nathan,

    Who is the Maverick dealer here in Oz? I've been looking and even the maverick site indicates that they don't have an Oz distributer. PM me if you want to.

    Regards DD

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    Smile Fuel EX 69er

    I just built my 69er using a DUC32 I love the one on my SS Here is what it looks like and it rides great
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 69er Durance-100_3742.jpg  

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    even though i'm no fan of 69'ers (the wheel descrepancy is too large for my tastes, it still looks like a nice match (frame & fork) ...

    maybe a shot further away so we can better see the '69'er' aspect`?

    ragetty

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbal View Post
    hopefully the attachment works this time.
    Just picked up a trek 69er single speed,just read the attached doc. and want to make sure the the correct pis range for the duc 69er fork is 100-160psi
    please advise....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMCAT View Post
    Just picked up a trek 69er single speed,just read the attached doc. and want to make sure the the correct pis range for the duc 69er fork is 100-160psi
    please advise....
    AMCAT, that may be your range of pressure if you are a very heavy rider. You should check the fork documentation on Maverick's website.

    Use this document
    http://www.maverickbike.com/cms_images/file_8.pdf

    MAVERICK - Manual PDFs

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