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    Maverick moves on....

    Et All,

    Its time for me to post a short message regarding Maverick. As of Jan 1st Maverick has ceased operations. Paul Turner has reclaimed the brand and licenses. What he will do with it remains up in the air, some rumors have floated around but none for me to add to! I don't think the technology will disappear, it's too good and other manufactures are looking for ways to beat their competition.

    As for Me, I have been in the process of restarting the small parts and full service/repair end. This will be my own gig and not associated with Maverick of the past. The previous owners (Mike & Chris) have generously made this happen for me and Maverick owners can take solace that parts and service will be around. I've been with Maverick for about 7 years and see that the products are worth keeping going and even make better with detailed expertise.

    The Location of this small en devour is still up in the air, but most likely will be in the same location just next door, at least for a while. Once this has been finalized I will re-post with the new address, e-mail and phone number. Not fully set on a name, but Maverick Suspension Center ( MSC ) is looking good right now.

    Supplying other suspension service places with parts may be difficult for the time being as there are limited supply of certain pieces. I would try to do my best to help a couple of them as they have been helpful to me in the past. Stay tuned on that...

    While this has been a sad time for us, closing of the doors, it also opens up new doors and adventures. Bicycles have been a passion of mine for a long time, so no great need to get a real job (yet!). Stay tuned, tell your friends about the news and not to fret!

    About riding another brands, got to try everything! What it has shown me is how good Maverick bikes are and can still, with little change, hold their own in today's market. Had we had our wish things would have been updated and taken advantage of today's technologies but wasn't in the cards, we tried and tried really we did, but...!

    Thanks, Ethan

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    WOW!! - And I just discovered Maverick about 6 months ago. Now I have two ML8's and an ML7 and 4 DUC's. I was planning on going Maverick crazy. I still want a DUC36 and an ML9 if that was going to be the new niner and I still hope it will be.

    I am just a recreational mountain biker but like the technology of the Maverick.

    I think I will start to go WFO on my modified DUC32. I pushed it yesterday and it felt good.

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    Hmmm.. I feel a new thread may be forthcoming for people to throw in possible names for Ethan's new business venture! "Strut Your Stuff Suspension".. no that's no good... "Mono-knockers"....well, you get my point. Good luck Ethan. Look forward to seeing what you come up with. I've been following your posts and input for a loooong time. Just haven't started posting on here until recently.

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    Ethan,
    I wish you all the very best in your new venture

    As a Palamino/Duc32/SC32 owner I appreciate your continued efforts.

    Thanks again for the advice regarding the Hammerschmidt adaptor plate

    Cheers,
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    Ethan I ( and a lot more readers) want to thank you for all your good service and advice. If we (your readers) can be of any assistance to you please let us know. Keep on posting!!

    Will you be able to sell us some odd and end parts (eg. o-rings/rebuilt kits) to keep our rear shocks and forks going?

    How is the Ibis HD in comparison to the ML8?

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    Good luck Ethan. I'm sure you'll do well out there!
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    Ethan:

    sent you a PM for contact info- i'm in need of a bolt for my seven duo.

    also, if it's ok with the mods, maybe you can put up the contact info here for the masses?

    thanks

    (yet another) Ethan

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    We turn the page but we don't close the book, a new chapter is being writing !!!!
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    Sad news, glad it's finally out in the public domain though.

    Good luck Ethan - I'll be in touch, no doubt!

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    good luck from me too

    my durance is staying with me, so i'll be sure to push what i can your way in terms of business !!

    cheers ... ragetty

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    seems that alpamayo knew/knows more than ordinary maverick owners/fans. so i am keen on reading new chapter, hope they will not write it too long

    ethan good luck.

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    fvck fvck fvck!! ugh!!! Unfortunately,I had a bad feeling this was gonna happen-especially when summer came and passed w/no new 29'er or carbon duc.I still love my ML8,but will prob sell it asap before parts become unavail(despite what Ethan says) Thanks for making a rockin' bike(s) that still kick ass when compared w/the latest technology.I think the duc was Mav's best product-to this day no one else makes a sub 4lb 6" travel dual crown fork that is like buttah! Such a shame about that carbon Duc.....

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    Ethan I would just like to say thanks. I got plenty of great help from you. My family is totally full of mavericks and we will miss them in the future. (ML8, ML7.5, ML7, Palomino x2, DUC x 3, sc32 x1).

    The DUC is definitely too good to lose. I look forward to seeing whatever happens in the future. I have to admit I am sad, but I figured this would be the outcome since the DUC went out of production and the DUC36 never managed to make it.

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    I'll join the others in wishing you well in you future business project, Ethan. You always answered my questions promptly and honestly. As I need spare parts, I'll be sure to let you know. I was really hoping Mav would develop the promised 29'er, but I'll have to be satisfied with the Matic I have now.
    Best of luck.

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    That's a pisser. Best of luck in the future!

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    Sorry to hear this...I currently have a ML7 & looking to buy an ML8. Would this be a wise investment? Definitely one of the best bikes I've ever ridden.

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    Sorry to hear this...I currently have a ML7 & looking to buy an ML8. Would this be a wise investment? Definitely one of the best bikes I've ever ridden.
    There's probably a lot of people in a better position to answer this than me but I would suppose that the shops with mechanics who've sold and serviced Maverick bikes still have many of the parts and knowledge! to keep you going for quite a while and would be happy to help you out. I know a bunch in CO... Plus whatever Ethan is able to put together for the future supply of parts, etc.

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    I knew it!!!

    Glad I bought my Fox 180 and didn't wait for the SUCK36.

    Bahahahahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugman View Post
    Sorry to hear this...I currently have a ML7 & looking to buy an ML8. Would this be a wise investment? Definitely one of the best bikes I've ever ridden.

    Don't waste your money. Purchase a bike that will have support. Reguardless of what Ethan says there is no guarantee parts will still be available in 6 month let alone the next 7 years.

    Plus the Maverick Suspension is terrible. Especially that rearend. Seriously..
    Please explain how rear suspension that is integrated with the BB is suposed to be active.
    Especailly when you are standing out of the saddle on a downhill?

    The answer is it isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toHELLuRIDE View Post
    Don't waste your money. Purchase a bike that will have support. Reguardless of what Ethan says there is no guarantee parts will still be available in 6 month let alone the next 7 years.

    Plus the Maverick Suspension is terrible. Especially that rearend. Seriously..
    Please explain how rear suspension that is integrated with the BB is suposed to be active.
    Especailly when you are standing out of the saddle on a downhill?

    The answer is it isn't.
    Troll...

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    Hey Ethan, sad news! I suppose it was a long time comin'; the brand was just put putting for some time. Good luck in your new venture!

    Cheers.

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    Thank you for all the time you put into this forum and the brand. I'm keeping my Durance so make sure you get your contact info out.

    Good luck.

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    I knew it!!!

    Glad I bought my Fox 180 and didn't wait for the SUCK36.

    Bahahahahaha.
    It's dick's like you that Maverick never wanted as customers, man that was fun to say and I'll say no more, not worth my time for a name-less punk! (not working for a company can be fun sometimes)

    Thanks to all the rest for the kind words. Maverick has/had thousands and thousands of customers all over the world and understand how good their products have been.

    As I gather more information I'll post it asap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan F View Post
    It's dick's like you that Maverick never wanted as customers, man that was fun to say and I'll say no more, not worth my time for a name-less punk! (not working for a company can be fun sometimes)

    Thanks to all the rest for the kind words. Maverick has/had thousands and thousands of customers all over the world and understand how good their products have been.

    As I gather more information I'll post it asap!
    It's customers like me that knew better than to buy Maverick junk.
    Glad you can finally show your true colors.

    Happy 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by toHELLuRIDE View Post
    It's customers like me that knew better than to buy Maverick junk.
    Glad you can finally show your true colors.

    Happy 2012
    Sounds like you never rode one.
    Once you ride a Maverick, a lotta other designs seem crappy. All you have to do is ride off one curb. Then you know.

    I'll admit, it looks funny, but if you want a good ride, go Maverick!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by egebhardt View Post
    Sounds like you never rode one.
    Once you ride a Maverick, a lotta other designs seem crappy. All you have to do is ride off one curb. Then you know.

    I'll admit, it looks funny, but if you want a good ride, go Maverick!!!!
    Rode them. Watched people work on them. Discontinued selling them.

    If they are so great, why are they closing their doors. C'mon, think about it. Think about it real hard.

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    toHELLuRide, just to make sure I gave you the neg rep. Like I said, there's a time and place for your comment, this is not the place. If you want to bash Maverick then start your own thread elsewhere.

    I found Maverick products to be innovative and worthy of my hard earned money. It's as competitive as many other products out there.

    I also want to credit Maverick to the awesome trend in Adjustable seatpost. It's not the first but certainly the one that make the big wave. It's certainly similar to the impact that iPhone made to the smart phone market.

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    The one positive thing(if there is one) about Mav shutting it's doors is that our little troll friend above (Nice screen name btw,where did you ever come up w/SUCH an original name?)
    will have to find another brand to bash.Hmm,468 posts and a rep power of "0"...that says it all little man.
    And regarding your remark about if they are so great,why are they closing their doors really shows your intellectual ineptness.Think about it T-ride.Think about it real hard.....

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    To Ethan, Thanks for all your help. You and Chris have made a Maverick fan out of me with your help. You went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure my positive experience. I really appreciate that.

    I wish you well in your future business and looking forward to continue doing business with you.

    Albert,

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    Maverick was an interesting brand that thought differently. I only recently bought my first Maverick fork (SC32 on a Whyte). Was going to say my first Maverick product but remembered i've been using the CB Joplin (Maverick Speedball) for 2 years! Thanks Maverick for your interesting designs... they may not have been as reliable as some other brands but they were way ahead in so many ways. I'm sorry to see this thread.

    Still not got round to servicing that fork either, hope i'll still be able to!

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    The ML8: It does it all. Hopefully drop out hangers and front derailleur post thing-a-ma-jigs will still be available as needed.

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    Good luck, Ethan. The one time I stopped by b/c I needed some help with a Maverick fork, you dropped what you were doing to take care of it. That's service that goes way above and beyond, and I'll be sending anyone I know of with Maverick stuff your way.

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    Ethan was one of the people I definitely remember helping me out with my duc32. I have owned two and kept one and he was great, and like many others on here are glad that he still has something to do with what is left of the company. Thanks my friend, thanks for changing my seals and changing the oil, thanks for being good to your customers, and thanks for wanting to make sure mavericks riders can still have a way to get parts.

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    Sad news, I dont own a Maverick but was eyeing them closely for a 6" travel bike. Maybe they will will resurface like Titus did when they closed their doors? Didn't the same thing happen to Race Face and some of the employees bought the company out. Seems like too strong of a brand to just go by the wayside.

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    Well put...

    Maverick Bikes Closes For Business | The Straight Dirt | MountainBike.com

    Chris Lesser of Mountain Bike writes a nice blurb.

    While I'm not the person to make anything "official" it was time to tell and start my own road.
    Maverick as we all knew over the past few years came to a close, the Maverick name and technologies are still with P. Turner and may come back in some way shape or form!
    I just do not see myself and many many others stopping riding Mavericks because the name has been put to bed for a little while. So here's a good opportunity to help and make it on my own!
    I've just secured a lease on a small space in Denver for the biz, right across from Generic Cycles (Generic Cycles 2011) should be a good location for all.
    More info to follow.

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    No tears shed here. Last year when I called Maverick for parts to repair my SC32 i was treated horribly on the phone. I repaired the fork and have since washed my hands (and cleared my garage) of Maverick products.

    Ethan I have dealt with you in the past and have always appreciated your help and willingness to talk me through a repair. I hope your company does flourish. I hope Mr Turner can bring the company back to what it once was.

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    Thanks again for all your hard work over the years Ethan.And best of luck in your new venture!!

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    Thank you for the notification Ethan. I count on James at Full Cycle to keep my ML8 alive. I know the front fork will need some tender love soon so I may very well need your services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan F View Post
    Maverick Bikes Closes For Business | The Straight Dirt | MountainBike.com

    Chris Lesser of Mountain Bike writes a nice blurb.

    While I'm not the person to make anything "official" it was time to tell and start my own road.
    Maverick as we all knew over the past few years came to a close, the Maverick name and technologies are still with P. Turner and may come back in some way shape or form!
    I just do not see myself and many many others stopping riding Mavericks because the name has been put to bed for a little while. So here's a good opportunity to help and make it on my own!
    I've just secured a lease on a small space in Denver for the biz, right across from Generic Cycles (Generic Cycles 2011) should be a good location for all.
    More info to follow.
    sounds gooooood !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by toHELLuRIDE View Post
    Don't waste your money. Purchase a bike that will have support. Reguardless of what Ethan says there is no guarantee parts will still be available in 6 month let alone the next 7 years.

    Plus the Maverick Suspension is terrible. Especially that rearend. Seriously..
    Please explain how rear suspension that is integrated with the BB is suposed to be active.
    Especailly when you are standing out of the saddle on a downhill?

    The answer is it isn't.
    Quote Originally Posted by toHELLuRIDE View Post
    Rode them. Watched people work on them. Discontinued selling them.

    If they are so great, why are they closing their doors. C'mon, think about it. Think about it real hard.
    To the clowns like LoserRide, what bike company do you own? In fact, have you ever owned a company? I guess it is easy for anybody to be a tough guy on the Web..so f'ing sad....you sound like one of those could'a, would'a, should'a dorks...normally I stay of blogs because of dorks like you, but I don't like losers trashing my friends...if I hear your name at a race or event, I'll be sure to hello

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auggyandme View Post
    To the clowns like LoserRide, what bike company do you own? In fact, have you ever owned a company? I guess it is easy for anybody to be a tough guy on the Web..so f'ing sad....you sound like one of those could'a, would'a, should'a dorks...normally I stay of blogs because of dorks like you, but I don't like losers trashing my friends...if I hear your name at a race or event, I'll be sure to hello
    Perhaps ToHell worked at a shop. You don't have to own a company to have been selling, riding, and repairing a Maverick.

    Though ToHELL may be a bit abrasive with his comments I completely agree with the performance or lack there of that he mentions with Mavericks.

    Kinda bummed to not see the Carbon 36 make it to full production buit then again it's likely for the best.

    Good luck on you future endevors Ethan.
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    Ethan, it's reassuring that you're putting together an "MSC" and I hope that it and/or however you need to expand scope to keep it going, will be around for a while. I know my Brown DUC will be, and I may need your excellent advice and skills again, sometime.

    That fella at Mountainbike did write a nice piece. Well done.

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    Thank You Maverick

    Hello Everyone,

    I've been at Maverick in an engineering role since 2006. I started in document control, and worked my way up to a design role just before the sale in 2008. More recently I worked under owners Mike Swafford and Chris Russum as Lead Design Engineer.

    I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal customers and fans. You were our inspiration on this bumpy, rocky, dirty ride. I'd also like to thank all of our sponsored racers over the years. You've shown that our simple suspension design could be competitive against the latest and greatest. I'd like to thank the company ownership- PT, FV, Mike, and Chris. You are the best people I've had the pleasure of working for. And Ethan- the perennial Maverick torch bearer. You've been a top level mechanic and customer service rep, but more importantly, you've readily supplied design insight and creative ideas from your finely tuned bike senses and years of riding.

    My contribution to this thread is in the intention of sharing some things that haven’t been conveyed here, or in the various blog articles making their way around the web. Over the last year and a half we’ve been working overtime to develop what we feel are the best frames and forks in the business. We’ve addressed the criticism- front shifting, suspension while standing, geometry, color, smell- you name it.

    I’d like to take you to a place between the bars and the saddle of a prototype 29-inch wheeled, 5.5-inch travel Maverick on one of its first shakedown runs on the Longhorn Trail in White Ranch Park. Locals will know this trail as steep, rocky, and loose, with healthy exposure and lots of surprises. In other words, the perfect testing ground. I accelerated down the trail past a sign declaring “Steep Trail Sections Ahead”, with no choice but to trust this new steed. This bike was a pile of tubing and home-cnc’d lugs just the week before, and Ethan and I had pulled some long hours getting her on wheels. The calculations said it should ride well, the FEA said it wouldn’t break, and the welder is a master of his craft. But this is the unknown- the real world. This is where the world’s finest frames fail JRA (Just Riding Along).

    As soon as I came to the first water bar laden switchback I knew we were on to something. The big 2.3 tire up front, in conjunction with the Carbon DUC36, laid the bike into a precisely ripping arc through the corner. The rear tracked closely behind, thanks to our obsession with short (17.25”) chain stays and active suspension. A re-arrangement of the MonoLink/BB geometry meant that drops into rocky sections felt plush and bottomless, yet as many fans here can imagine, our suspension system kept the ride efficient on the trail’s many climbs. This bike was far better than I expected. In fact it is still my favorite. It even had a Shimano M986-D front derailleur!

    The reasons you can’t buy this bike in 2012 are simple and few, and most small bike companies are struggling with these same pitfalls. Many of these business models are traditionally built on large capital expenditure on tooling and production costs. Testing, certification, and R&D aren’t cheap either. A company the size of Maverick could not afford to cough up the lump sums for 50% of production runs, nor could we afford the inevitable delays that pushed product delivery past the peak selling season. We ran the numbers on US-based, and even in-house production models, but in the end, the ends just wouldn’t meet.

    What does the future hold? None of us know for sure. I’ve taken a “real” job in the water control industry, while moonlighting for the Steelie project, mentioned on the Bicycling blog. Ethan will be around to continue providing his unrivaled Maverick tuning and upgrade service. But bikes are in our blood, and some of these ideas were too good to just let die. I’m not promising anything here today, but if I were a betting man…

    And “toHELLuRIDE”, I’d like to add that all entities- people, places, and even small bike companies are judged by their supporters as well as their detractors. Your disappointing display of character here should ease the minds of Maverick’s many supporters. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but very few choose to sneer at the demise of an underdog working hard to succeed.

    Andy Emanuel
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    Hi Andy,

    Good to read you, hope to ride again at Grand Junction in 2012 ... should be in Colorado in September

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    Andy and other maverick folks.
    I wish we could see some pictures of what might have been even if it is never to be. So keep some around


    Quote Originally Posted by toHELLuRIDE View Post
    Rode them. Watched people work on them. Discontinued selling them.

    If they are so great, why are they closing their doors. C'mon, think about it. Think about it real hard.
    It is rather easy to think about. They had ridiculously awesome customer service for one. Loaned tools, fixed other companies mistakes. None of that was free. They did not discriminate against those who bought their products used which means they got no money from a new sale and still offered their expertise for free. There are many great companies that close their doors and many mediocre companies and downright bad ones that continue. If this was a publicly traded companies it would judged solely on profit for shareholders and the quality of the bikes would be completely irrelevant.
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    Just want to add my best wishes to those involved with Maverick on future endeavors As stated by shimstack there are few who sneer at the demise of a company large or small, or the misfortune of anyone. I hate to see the small guys go they add value to the industry and they give options to those wishing to ride a different trail.

    Good luck boys and girls, keep riding, keep building, keep creating.

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    Ethan, Andy, good luck to both of you. The two years I spent working with you and the Mav crew was life changing. Never met a more passionate group of guys who wanted to just do the right thing regardless of the effect on the bottom line. If you arent in the industry its hard to appreciate how difficult of a road Maverick chose to go on. Design your own frame... and fork and rear suspension, and then just for fun, put in a unique seatpost, stem, hub. Then try to get them manufactured at companies that would much rather make ten thousand Felt road frames in a day instead of your one time run of 300 frames in 6 different sizes and 4 different colors with unique machining requirements and non standard geometry(how do I make a triangle if theres no bottom bracket to start from) Then try to get the attention of the magazines with your non-existant marketing budget in an industry that moves a shock mount a quarter of a inch then hypes up their newest frame as being drastically improved while you are just slowly making invisible improvements to the product you still even ten years after it came out, think is one of the best on the market. Oh yeah, and do all that with a crew of 5-6 people while companies like specialized and fox do it with dozens(hundreds) of engineers and sales staff. Or you can compete with the small guys(titus, intense, ibis, tomac) who can leverage all of the knowledge of fox on their products just by placing an order for a few hundred shocks. With none of the liability of when that shock does blow up(which they all do, Maverick, Fox, whoever) It was a tough road that ended up making some of the most revolutionary products on the market. Ill ride my ML-8 in pride.. And if the day comes that its no longer rideable,(well, unlikely as most any problem can be fixed with a screw driver, a wrench and a trip to the hardware store) Ill continue to support the small guy.. A specialized Enduro is a fabulous riding bike, but theres more passion put into the building of a Maverick bike, then a hundred Specialized Enduros. And you have to respect that over just about anything.

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    Andy's post caused me to reflect a bit on my own life. I once worked 80 hours a week to build my own business and found success. Over time some things changed and I lost it all. I will say to the Maverick folks, stay positive! It is possible to have several careers over a lifetime and there is a legacy of many happy owners of Maverick bikes.

    Today I feel good that I purchased my frame new from Chris and I will continue to enjoy it as long as I can.

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    Sad news. I was lucky enough not only to visit Maverick in 2001 but my shop was one of only 2 in the UK chosen to stock them The ML7 "It" was the best full sus I have ever ridden...a hardtail with 4.5" of cush.

    I wish all the former employees the best in the future and hope to see something amazing come out the mind of Paul Turner some time soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex_sdca View Post
    I will say to the Maverick folks, stay positive! It is possible to have several careers over a lifetime and there is a legacy of many happy owners of Maverick bikes.
    This is the truth, been there done that. Have made three major career changes in my life and you learn to see whats important in life and what is not.

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    After recovering from this shock I´m now able to write some words about this great company, the products and even more important the people behind Maverick.
    I rode and later serviced Maverick bikes, forks and seatposts since 2002.
    I still have and ride my first ML7 "Aerobic" in gold , handsigned by Paul Turner.
    For me it is still one of the best Cross County frames. During the early days I had very often contact to Craig, Frank V., Frank S. and Thomas H. in Boulder. They were always helpful and totaly customer focused. In summer 2011 I met Chris, Andy and Ethan personally in Golden. During my visit I had the chance to ride Andys ML8 with the Carbon Duc 36. This fork was not a dream or Marketing hype. No !! The fork worked incredible smooth and was super stiff. On top the superb finish and optic. It is absolutely a shame that we will not get it for this riding season. But never give up the hope for the future !!!!

    I would like to thank especially Ethan for his support and knowledge in the past years.
    All the best for all of you !!!!

    I will ride and service Maverick products for customers and myself as long as they will last and I get spare parts.

    Keep in touch and many greetings from Germany!

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    Hi Patrice,

    very good idea. I will contact you for possible dates and locations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quietscho View Post
    After recovering from this shock I´m now able to write some words about this great company, the products and even more important the people behind Maverick.
    I rode and later serviced Maverick bikes, forks and seatposts since 2002.
    I still have and ride my first ML7 "Aerobic" in gold , handsigned by Paul Turner.
    For me it is still one of the best Cross County frames. During the early days I had very often contact to Craig, Frank V., Frank S. and Thomas H. in Boulder. They were always helpful and totaly customer focused. In summer 2011 I met Chris, Andy and Ethan personally in Golden. During my visit I had the chance to ride Andys ML8 with the Carbon Duc 36. This fork was not a dream or Marketing hype. No !! The fork worked incredible smooth and was super stiff. On top the superb finish and optic. It is absolutely a shame that we will not get it for this riding season. But never give up the hope for the future !!!!

    I would like to thank especially Ethan for his support and knowledge in the past years.
    All the best for all of you !!!!

    I will ride and service Maverick products for customers and myself as long as they will last and I get spare parts.

    Keep in touch and many greetings from Germany!
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    For what it's worth. Luv my Mav. Matic bought in 2007. The bike is bomb proof. East coast rider but ship it out once a year with me to ride the Rockies. Although it may not climb like a hard tail, it certianly doesn't decend like one either. Its awesome. Was thinking about - what if Mav made a 29er. Its too bad what has happened. Good luck guys hope all 'pans out' for you guys.

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    The guys at Maverick are great. I was amazed that Ethan and Chris would talk to me on the phone at length helping me with tuning problems and small parts. I am relatively new to mountain biking. I bought a used bike last spring that had a DUC32 on it. It was a full 29er. When I asked the guy why he was selling it, he said when he went on a bike ride he was taking his ML8 90 percent of the time. I was curious with the 29er fad why was somebody was choosing to ride a 26er. After I read the reviews of the ML8 on MTBR I now have two ML8’s, one ML7, and 4 DUC’s. I rode the ML8 last night and that rear suspension is sweet. I made a couple of climbs I had never made before.

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    I've had the same experience. Found a great deal on a 2010 Durance, after riding this, I haven't taken my new 29er out since. It climbs just as easy as the 29er and is faster downhill since it has over 1" more travel. It's 5 pounds lighter, wheels are more rigid, flicks around easier, etc, etc. I have 10 bikes and keep wanting to ride this. Maybe that will wear off, maybe it won't. My Nomad and 5-Spot keep giving me dirty looks when I go for a ride. I do have one bike that out performs it downhill.... my Spesh Demo 8.
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    Maverick bikes are great products and Ethan you are/were an incredibly good face for the company. I will continue to ride my ml8, and if you stay in the parts/repair biz, you will be my first choice.
    If you ever come east I have an Inn surrounded by mountain bike trails with a "comp room" waiting for you.
    Thanks for all your help,
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    Richard,

    I spent my honeymoon at your inn; it's a lovely place.I'd highly recommend it to anyone. I''ve been back to cross country ski there, but never mountain biked the area. I'll bet it's great. Too bad I live 800 miles away now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorealtitude View Post
    Maverick bikes are great products and Ethan you are/were an incredibly good face for the company. I will continue to ride my ml8, and if you stay in the parts/repair biz, you will be my first choice.
    If you ever come east I have an Inn surrounded by mountain bike trails with a "comp room" waiting for you.
    Thanks for all your help,
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    Can I come too !

    Ethan and I grew up not far from you in MA. I spent many a day in your area skiing, mostly Canon Mtn. oh' the tram, even before the newer one, we'll not so new now !

    We have yet to experience the east coast granite, we visit family every year but never seem to have the time to visit the hills for some cowhamshire mtb or just the Fells or VN. Some day I hope.

    The Maverick brand will live on, Ethan will see to that, it probably would not have survived this far with out him. The foundation is solid and from what I saw of the latest prototypes it would easily compete with those brands that have $$ pumping into them. Businesses take different turns for different reasons. We should all hold judgement in Mavericks case, it is a very tough small business environment out here right now, Maverick was designed as a small business. It's latest developments required serious capitalization to come to market, unfortunately it was not to be, at least right now.

    The DUC 36C fork is a marvel to ride, you think the 32 is awesome.....the 36C is insanely versatile, 26" DH/XC or 29" anything. Ethan's tunning of that fork made it complete.

    We are all fortunate that Ethan is carrying on the magic. Maverick lives !

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    Has anyone noticed that the Maverick site is back up again? Don't want to read into that too much but maybe Ethan can comment when he's back on.

    Anyway, Ethan wish you all the best for your new venture. Hope you get it up and running soon as I have a bit of an unnatural love for my ML8 (they seem to inspire that in most people which ride them) so not sure what I'll do without if if I can't keep the ducs and rear shock maintained

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    WHAT !!!

    NO , no ,no, no way man, Geeeeezz, this is totally amazing.

    (( I am 48 years old and now as pissed as a 20 age'er ))

    I have been looking at every freaking MTB on the planet to buy a bike I will keep and die with and I just settled on the M, Durance.

    Right this moment I am watching 1 complete M D on Ebay and 2nd Durance frame on Ebay , getting ready to pull the trigger and now BAM , I am back to square one.

    Cannondale is dead, good riddance, ........ Titus is nice if You want a Flintstones ride,......

    So this is it, I'm stuck with this ***** > Specialized , an Orange County house wife > everyone has rode her hard , she is in every show room, all attitude ( mostly paint job,) she thinks she is all that and a bag of over priced hips and her "brain' tech is blond tech what a shame, America is dying a slow death of a thousand cuts from the inside.


    You know what , it's time to just cave in and buy the Taiwan whore and call it a ****'in day.

    Come on S-Works you pretty whore Your coming home with me ,when I mount You , You better give it up tite , if You give me any grief Your going back to Taiwan with the rest of the 2 wheel whores

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    well you know the maverick stuff won't suddenly stop working. if anything it will add to the "exclusivity", if that's your thing.
    but long term we (owners) need a source of specialist parts to keep going as things break.. stuff like O-rings hopefully are standard (?), but there's weird bits that i'm hoping Ethan might be able to mnfr/supply.. does he have the designs and whatever you need for tooling?

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    SteveinOregon,

    I am not going to worry about it. I just bought a 2010 Durance yesterday from the same person you are looking at the M D on Ebay. I made an offer on it and then I was hoping he wouldn't take me up on it. I needed another bike like I need a hole in my head. That will make DUC #5. I may have to use one for parts. In a few years people will be selling there old Maverick stuff cheap and we can buy that for parts.

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    Andy,

    Thanks for sharing that. I hope your design makes it into production. That will make you and a lot of other people feel good.

    On another issue, when you put the 29 wheel on the DUC 32 with the spacers did you calculate stresses or just test ride. The tire would have about 1-1/2 inches more of leverage on the fork. What would another 1-1/2 inches do?

    I took a little air off a rise and landed in some sand and let the wheel turn 90 degrees on me and went flying. The sand made for soft landing. The wheel bent a little but the DUC 32 seemed unaffected.

    Another time I was meeting someone and I was on the uphill side of the trail. There was loose material on that side of the trail. When I moved to the right I went down in the loose material and the right handle bar dug in and turned the back of the front wheel up. The person I was meeting ran over my front 29 inch wheel. Then the handle bar heading was off about 5 degrees to the right. I torqued it back the other way with the wheel between my legs and got it down to about 2 degrees. It seems to ride fine. What can I do to get the heading straight?

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    Damn...

    Glad you are making a go of it Ethan... I'll be in touch... I hope Paul finds a way to make Maverick a viable product line.
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    Maverick Crew,

    I'm saddened to learn that Maverick is no more. I've been a fan of the company and products for many years. My interaction with the company was always positive and I wish nothing but the best for you all.

    Keep on shining.

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    This is a true bummer. Got my ML8 around a year ago and it was my first Maverick. I can't say enough about it. I'm about to use the DUC 32 to build a hardtail 29er. I'll need the 29er kit and would also like a fork rebuild kit. I sure hope you make a go at it Ethan I'll need some parts and service work I'm sure. I'll have some quiet time tonight and use my Maverick bottle opener to crack open a cold one for you

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    Ethan, Andy, PT, et al-

    Thanks for your vision, ambition, chutzpah, creativity, invention, innovation, design and engineering, attention to detail, aesthetic and style, commitment, service and support, simplicity, DIYer-ness(?), execution, quality, rides and on and on...

    5-1/2 years on a Maverick and looking forward to many, many more. Also looking forward to what's next for y'all -- too good to keep down.

    Sincerest regards and deepest gratitude,
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    Ethan & Mav team,

    I have owned or ridden most every product Maverick made and still my fav bike is my ML8 with the still awesome DUC. Pay no aytention to the ignorant you have created a legacy for many a fan of your awesome products and first class customer service.

    Best to you and your families and God's speed. I will keep my eyes out for a forward looking company or investor to continue what deserves to live on. I have a feeling Maverick story is not over.

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    Sad to hear......

    I hope with all my heart that we will see Maverick come back to life. Ethan, thank you for everything you have done! You and all the guys have made me a life long Maverick fan. I'll keep riding my Durance/DUC until it just won't go any more. It makes me physically ill to think of getting a new steed. Nope.... Not going to think about that now. I'll be waiting for my NEW Maverick to be created for when that day comes.

    Is there anything I can do? I'll write a $1000000000 check today. Oh yeah, I'm not a billionaire. If I were.....

    I just know designs and people this good can't just go away. I'll keep the flame alive, as will many others.

    Luckily, this winter has kept the miles down on my mav. Will it ever start snowing in the f'ing mountains? This Golden Colorado mud sucks ass. Oh, and the rocks and stumps on Berthoud Pass aren't giving me any easy options for outdoor activities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geweber View Post
    SteveinOregon,

    I am not going to worry about it. I just bought a 2010 Durance yesterday from the same person you are looking at the M D on Ebay. I made an offer on it and then I was hoping he wouldn't take me up on it. I needed another bike like I need a hole in my head. That will make DUC #5. I may have to use one for parts. In a few years people will be selling there old Maverick stuff cheap and we can buy that for parts.
    Your right man, I am all calm now, it took a whole day to stop being despondent, "seriously".

    I just cant not have a MAV, and so I am dedicated to mounting up on an M D.

    I just cant throw my money at and leg over a non-USA ride, I have done this many times before on other things and I only do it when I cant find it made in USA.

    No matter how zexy that Asian carbon is, I now she doesn't have an American spirit in her frame.

    Trust me I am not over-romanticizing this, I have been spec'ing Specialized rides for a year now, saving my pennies to finally buy up to a 'keeper' ride and almost gave in until I just found Maverick only just this week !

    Beyond just the American patriot thing, I am one of those guys who has to have those things that have a bit of soul to them to keep and enjoy the experience in my athletic endeavors and off work past time.

    I think I am normal, I like Americana, you know such as the little old school hamburger joint that has been there for 40 years, and the sporting good and hardware store that has 3 generations of family ownership.

    An old Bronco or Jeep, a Weatherby rifle made in the 50's, Drums made by hand in Chicago etc...etc...

    I 1st learned about 'soul sports' and the artisans, craftsman and engineers who make high end gear when I bought a hand made surf board , made by a guy I can meet and see his work in progress as he shapes it for me with his style and expertise as he lives out his own hard earned dreams in his out of the way cult like board shop.

    It is getting harder and harder to find and help keep in business these shops, of the hand made shops in every category of my own interests.

    I just watched a long video interview of Gary Loomis of G Loomis hand made fishing rods, I always wondered why his rods are do dam expensive and I found out why and now see them as 'worth it'

    I don't have to buy a Maverick to know it is worth it, I have great intuition, and I also have concepts of what I am looking for in my minds eye and the moment I landed on a Maverick while searching high end MTB's " I knew", I just knew this is my bike


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    No, really? I was considering to get a maverick a while back. your stuff looks pretty dreamy. Too bad I didn't have more time to get to know them better. I wish the former guys of maverick all the best!

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    good luck and thanks...

    Great products and great service, thanks for the quick replies, Ethan, and best of luck in your new ventures. I hope to keep the DUC32 and the Speedball-R going for a long time to come and they have served me well these years. I can sure pick 'em...my Maverick accessorized Titus is looking like a real dinosaur at this point.

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    My buddy just wrote a nice tribute on his blog. Check it out...
    Singletracksouthwest: Maverick BikeTribute
    Notice the pile of Mavericks in some of the pics. Definitely our go to bike for the adventure rides.
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    Anyone know where to get a hold of a SC32 dropout clamp? I left Ethan a message last week but havn't heard back.

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    E-mail me again, sorry, i didn't seem to get yours from before.
    mavericksuspension@gmail.com
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    So do we get to see pictures of this mythical 29er?
    No longer member of the bike industry nor society, so don't hassle me.

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    Real shame.
    All the very best to Ethan and the other Maverick employees.
    I love my ML 75 and was just getting round to servicing it and checking online for additional info when I found this sad information.

    Does anyone know if the seals are a standard product available from a manufacturer's catalogue (like bolts, oil, valves etc) or are they a strictly specialist, to order part? And the topout bumper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by piers View Post
    Real shame.
    All the very best to Ethan and the other Maverick employees.
    I love my ML 75 and was just getting round to servicing it and checking online for additional info when I found this sad information.

    Does anyone know if the seals are a standard product available from a manufacturer's catalogue (like bolts, oil, valves etc) or are they a strictly specialist, to order part? And the topout bumper?
    No worries, Ethan is here with Maverick suspension center in Denver, and many other guys all around the world for similar services ... till rebirth !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by piers View Post
    Real shame.
    All the very best to Ethan and the other Maverick employees.
    I love my ML 75 and was just getting round to servicing it and checking online for additional info when I found this sad information.

    Does anyone know if the seals are a standard product available from a manufacturer's catalogue (like bolts, oil, valves etc) or are they a strictly specialist, to order part? And the topout bumper?
    Some parts are propietary and some of them can be substituted. Like Alpamayo mentioned, there are a number of us with parts to keep you running for awhile.

    Feel free to contact Ethan (mavericksuspension@gmail.com) or myself, Chris (bikepartswest@gmail.com). We will get you sorted out or pointed in the right direction.

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    Good job!

    Thank you Ethan

    I emailed Ethan about 6 hours ago with an inquiry about suspension oil weight and got this reply just now. Really helpful.
    Thank you also to Alpamayo and Maverick_Chris for their comments.
    Top brand, top people.

    Hi Piers,
    You can use a variety of oils that will work just fine. 15-20wt suspension oil is great.
    Gunna flo, is made by Torco oils, its is also used by Rock Shox and Fox, Red Rum by Sram and FLoat Fluid by Fox.
    The actual Torco product is called assembly lube, you can use that but it like to split it 50/50% with 10wt suspension oil anyway.
    Shoot for the 15wt suspension oil and been done with it!!
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    No tears shed here. Last year when I called Maverick for parts to repair my SC32 i was treated horribly on the phone. I repaired the fork and have since washed my hands (and cleared my garage) of Maverick products.

    Ethan I have dealt with you in the past and have always appreciated your help and willingness to talk me through a repair. I hope your company does flourish. I hope Mr Turner can bring the company back to what it once was.
    Neg rep? WAHHH!!!

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    don't worry velo.. I gave you positive rep for being honest!

    I'll be honest, I wrote Marzocchi off too because of one negative experience with a fork. Is this a fair assessment of all their forks? No, but I was so displeased with that experience that I boycotted them. Would I give them a second chance? Yes, if I got a free fork!
    It was love at first sight.... she had alloy nipples after all!

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    Wow, fantastic response to customer enquiry. Thank you Ethan!
    I was reassembling my ML75 rear shock and accidentally split the o-ring seal on one of the set screws. After checking the Maverick trouble shooter sheet and failing to find further details on the o-ring size, I e-mailed Ethan expecting to wait at least 'till some time Monday before I got a reply. But less than an hour later, Ethan got back to me with this:
    Hopefully you can find them.
    1.3mm width x 6mm i.d. (not much else will fit!)
    I have only a few left till i reorder. I use my finger nail to help get them settled while turning the set screw!
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    Quote Originally Posted by piers View Post
    Wow, fantastic response to customer enquiry. Thank you Ethan!
    I was reassembling my ML75 rear shock and accidentally split the o-ring seal on one of the set screws. After checking the Maverick trouble shooter sheet and failing to find further details on the o-ring size, I e-mailed Ethan expecting to wait at least 'till some time Monday before I got a reply. But less than an hour later, Ethan got back to me with this:
    Hopefully you can find them.
    1.3mm width x 6mm i.d. (not much else will fit!)
    I have only a few left till i reorder. I use my finger nail to help get them settled while turning the set screw!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine View Post
    So do we get to see pictures of this mythical 29er?
    The test mule really wasn't much to look at. Points in space connected by straight-wall 6061-tubes. And zip ties. The non-glamorous world of R & D.

    If any and all pending deals on the IP for the design fall through, I'll gladly post some screen shots of the CAD models of the production version . I think it's pretty sexy, but I guess I'm a little biased.

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    Another happy customer here. Last summer I pulled into the garage with my Durance on top of the car :^( My front wheel (and part of the rack) was toast, but the frame/fork looked ok. Still, I was concerned and asked Ethan if he could give it a once over for me. Not only did he give me a no-charge evaluation (which turned up no damage), he also upgraded my rear shock (again no charge).

    I've also previously had several email conversations with Ethan about maintenance procedures on the suspension. He was very helpful and extremely responsive.

    I'm always sorry to see a business go under, especially one like Maverick that strives to be a little different. Best of luck to Ethan and all the other former Maverick employees in their future endeavors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piers View Post
    Wow, fantastic response to customer enquiry. Thank you Ethan!
    I was reassembling my ML75 rear shock and accidentally split the o-ring seal on one of the set screws. After checking the Maverick trouble shooter sheet and failing to find further details on the o-ring size, I e-mailed Ethan expecting to wait at least 'till some time Monday before I got a reply. But less than an hour later, Ethan got back to me with this:
    Hopefully you can find them.
    1.3mm width x 6mm i.d. (not much else will fit!)
    I have only a few left till i reorder. I use my finger nail to help get them settled while turning the set screw!
    E-

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    Quote Originally Posted by shimstack View Post
    The test mule really wasn't much to look at. Points in space connected by straight-wall 6061-tubes. And zip ties. The non-glamorous world of R & D.

    If any and all pending deals on the IP for the design fall through, I'll gladly post some screen shots of the CAD models of the production version . I think it's pretty sexy, but I guess I'm a little biased.

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    Well we will hope that we don't see the CAD drawing/models of it then But try and remember if it does come to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shimstack View Post
    The test mule really wasn't much to look at. Points in space connected by straight-wall 6061-tubes. And zip ties. The non-glamorous world of R & D.

    If any and all pending deals on the IP for the design fall through, I'll gladly post some screen shots of the CAD models of the production version . I think it's pretty sexy, but I guess I'm a little biased.

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    I do confirm, the test mule was ... hum, ugly if one considers current cosmetic criteria. I will not say the same for this magic 36 ....
    Let's hope all the pending deals will not fall through, I know a couple of guys waiting for a 29" MonoLink.
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    Hello, I dont know to much about mountain bikes and am trying to look into purchasing a used mountain bike to try and get out there and enjoy the scene. There is a Maverick Matic for sale and I wasnt sure if it would be stupid to buy it since im not sure how getting ahold of parts would work if something broke. If anyone could give me any advice on this I would gradely appreciate it.

    PS: The Maverick Matic seems like a perfect style of bike fit for me, atleast by the style of performance the bike has. And he is offering $1875 (which i think is way to much for it, but I dont really know) for the 2008 Maverick Matic with the: "SHIFTERS: SRAM X9 Front & Rear, DERAILLEUR: SRAM X9 Rear- SHIMANO 105 Front" are some of the components. Any help would be truly appreciated, thanks!

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    Which fork does it have on it? I am partial to the DUC 32 because of the strength to weight ratio, it is easy to work on, and you can use a 29 inch wheel with it. I have a flock of six of them that I have acquired since July when I first heard of Maverick. Now I have two ML8s, one ML7, and two Durance's. So I am in.

    140mm+ full suspension AM 29er - what's out there?

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    I wouldn't worry too much about getting parts or service for a Matic; Ethan Franklin and others on this site have you covered for the foreseeable future. I have a Matic and love it; I think you wouldn't go wrong in buying one. Saying that, $1875 sounds awfully expensive for a used bike. I paid less than that three years ago for a brand new Matic equipped much like the one you are interested in. Depending on its condition, I would be offering the guy much less. Most folks on this forum are partial to the DUC32 fork, but I find the SC32 fork more than adequate for my (cross country) needs. Good luck with your search for a bike!

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    The Front Fork is the SC 32. Not to sure of the difference from that to the DUC 32 and if its harder to fix or not. Any info? And I was thinking about offering him $1000-$1200. What do you guys think about that.( I guess I cant put the link on here without having 10 posts but it's called MAVERICK MATIC--Full Suspension Mountain Bike - $1875 (NE Portland), and its on craigslist. If you could check it out very briefly I would be very thankful) Thanks a lot for the help again by the way! The strong friendly pride behind the Maverick brand is making me want one so much more

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    The internals of the DUC32 and SC32 are nearly identical; they share many parts and are serviced in exactly the same way with the same tools.
    You might want to post your inquiries on a new thread, as this is really off-topic for this thread and you are apt to get more folks to respond to it then.

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    Thanks for the help and good idea, just made my own thread; hoping someone will respond to help me out!

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    Ethan sent me step by step instructions for servicing the rear shock damper on my Maverick ML75.

    Although not super easy to follow, Al (at Garage Bikes in Morley, Leeds - it's on the web) and I stripped, cleaned and rebuilt it with minimal drama. It's now smooth, squelch free and rebounding at a sensible speed.

    The instructions could have been a bit clearer with the inclusion of pictures, but I guess they were written for guys who had already stripped Maverick dampers.

    I made two vice blocks (32mm and 23mm) from an off-cut from a fence post (thanks Stanley Saw Mill) and a 10mm block from a Shomano hydraulic hose cutting block. The timber blocks worked well with a bit of innertube to increase grip. The 10mm block didn't work so we couldn't add an extra shim to the stack, but we could still replace the top-out o-ring simply by pulling out the remnants of the old one and stretching the new one into place. The old o-ring was colourless, very flattened and in several pieces. Hopefully, the black rubber one will cope OK.

    Al (a fully trained bike mechanic) was particularly impressed with the design of the damper - all the benefits of a properly oil damped front air fork but for the rear. Plenty of oil to deal with heat build up and a bit of air to cope with heat expansion in the oil when it does occur. He almost thought about getting one for himself, if it the bike hadn't looked so ugly (he's an Ibis Mojo).

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    Quote Originally Posted by toHELLuRIDE View Post
    Don't waste your money. Purchase a bike that will have support. Reguardless of what Ethan says there is no guarantee parts will still be available in 6 month let alone the next 7 years.

    Plus the Maverick Suspension is terrible. Especially that rearend. Seriously..
    Please explain how rear suspension that is integrated with the BB is suposed to be active.
    Especailly when you are standing out of the saddle on a downhill?

    The answer is it isn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan F View Post
    Had we had our wish things would have been updated and taken advantage of today's technologies but wasn't in the cards, we tried and tried really we did, but...!
    But?? It leaves the reader begging the question, what happened? I'm sure it's a convoluted story with many factors... In any case, Maverick was and is a great product in my opinion...

    As a side question, will part of your new endeavor include "custom-tuning" of shocks? Just curious, as I own a Durance...

    Thanks
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    Not too convoluted, lack of money is pretty straight forward!! Someday soon, once i post my complete shop info, web page and logo..., I'll dive a bit deeper!

    But on a happier note, yes i can fully service the Durance and any other Maverick part!
    I've only been in operation since early Feb and have been quite busy (thank you all!)
    Give me a holler at mavericksuspension@gmail.com

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    When will we see picks of the 29'er? It was supposed to be my new bike in 5 years.....
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