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    Upset Is this the end of Maverick bikes?

    Their website is down and their phones are disconnected.
    I guess this is the end.
    Does anyone have their tech manuals saved? Where can we get parts?

    It was great while it lasted. I have been ridding the maverick design for the last 11 years and still love it.
    However I have also been riding an Ibis mojo sl for the last couple years. Its a great bike on par with the Durance. I will be installing a duc 32 on it this winter.

    Even Ethan has been riding an Ibis mojo HD recently.
    Ethan, is it a worthy replacement for the ML8?

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    alpamayo's blog:
    web.me.com/alpatech/file/Tech_%26_Blog/Entr%C3%A9es/2011/12/30_Une_page_se_tourne_......html

    maybe somebody can translate it to english - google is not so good

    hope maverick will not follow brands like iron horse...
    who will be new owner, if any?
    Last edited by clovek; 01-16-2012 at 10:02 AM.

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    it has too quiet for far too long

    ok, i guess it was written on the cards anyway ...

    sadly, there goes my dreams of an updated ml8

    maybe time to pick up the original afterall, expecially as there is little else out there that appeals!!

    ragetty

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    Get one while you can. The ML 8 is still one of the best 6" bikes out there. Climbs like no other.

    ML8 frame from the UK for under $800 NEW! Jejamescycles

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    and what about ibis mojo hd? "Ethan's (always) right! ..."
    wish to have money for ml8 (+ "virtual" duc36)

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    I have ridden the ibis mojo/sl (5.5" travel) for a couple years and its a great bike but its more like the durance. I still love the ML8 but it is heavier. I suspect the mojo HD will need some modifications to the shock to reach the ML8 plushness.
    Check out Ethan's Ibis posts:

    shock opinions maestros!

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    to see things more optimistic - ethan maybe rides mojo while preparing new design mentioned somewhere (if not here - than alpamayos blog or french maverick forum). monolink should be smaller and there would not be build-in shock. but if they have no money for duc36 release, than new frame is only another optimistic hypothesis.

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    I'd be willing to invest in the company to get it back up and running... and no, I don't mean by buying a frame. I'm sure many other riders would like to be a share holder too. Man, especially if we could bring back production to the states. And yes, I've heard all the arguments for the quality in Taiwanese mfr plants and reasons for having the Mavs produced over there... still... let's bring home the mono-link!

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    Check out this link from Ethan:

    Maverick moves on....

    It should explain things...

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    that's what happens when you make suspension systems that are janky and don't work.

    Good riddance.
    Bad rep!!! That's right SON!!

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    Speaking from personal experience or is this just web based opinion? What doesn't work about them?

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    If you need work done I highly recommend talking to Luby at Dirtlabs. He was at Maverick year back. Soil you are out of the warranty cycle hit him up.
    In the immortal words of Socrates..."I drank what?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2_mountain_bike View Post
    I'd be willing to invest in the company to get it back up and running... and no, I don't mean by buying a frame. I'm sure many other riders would like to be a share holder too. Man, especially if we could bring back production to the states. And yes, I've heard all the arguments for the quality in Taiwanese mfr plants and reasons for having the Mavs produced over there... still... let's bring home the mono-link!
    Good thoughts, but I think it is unlikely for it to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2_mountain_bike View Post
    What doesn't work about them?
    two words... Klein Palomino

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    Well, I guess for some people that aren't bike tinker'ers then any bike can be deemed crappy. Never really had a bike that I couldn't finess into working good for me. Probably why I love my Durance so much. I can tune that puppy to my hearts content and it just gets better! Ok, the front derailleur mount does suck donkey nuts, but I am in the process of machining up a stiffer one. But...... the suspension does work. After 4 weekends of trying different oil weights, different shims from a YZ motorcycle, different sized o-rings, air pressures, oil column height, etc., this suspension blows away all my R.S. and Fox suspension. I did similar with my R.S. Revelation and that one is a very close second. Unfortunately, most riders I know are "Set and Forget" when it comes to their bikes. Which is not necessarily a bad thing when you are paying over $4000 for your bike! You expect a certain level of relaible performance out of the box. When did the bike industry go so crazy with these expensive bikes anyways?!! It's getting really ridiculous... especially in todays economy. Ok, rant over. Thanks for wasting a minute of your life to read!! smiley face, smiley face

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    two words... Klein Palomino
    With the updated link it work fine. I will freely admit that the mavericks from 7.5 onward were better though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    two words... Klein Palomino

    Hahahahahaaaaaaa
    Bad rep!!! That's right SON!!

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    Good by Maverick.

    Curious to see what Paul turner does with the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voob View Post
    Get one while you can. The ML 8 is still one of the best 6" bikes out there. Climbs like no other.

    ML8 frame from the UK for under $800 NEW! Jejamescycles
    Quote Originally Posted by clovek View Post
    and what about ibis mojo hd? "Ethan's (always) right! ..."
    wish to have money for ml8 (+ "virtual" duc36)
    I have the Mojo classic and the HD as well as ML7 and ML8 and other FS bikes. I love the Mojo and the HD they are great bikes with the modern Geometry but nothing rides like ML8. It's been my go-to bike for a while now, still is even with my shinny HD parking next to it. My current set up is with the Hammerschmidt heavier?, yes but it has not slowed me down especially on the tech climb.

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    So... why is the Maverick website back up again?

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    That's a good question

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    For those that have not downloaded the tech manuals, it might be a good idea to so before the website is down again.

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    That's exactly what I did this afternoon!

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