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    New question here. Maverick rear triangle questions.....help needed please :)

    I`m a fan of the Maverick forks having run both SC32`s and DUC32`s on 26" trail bikes and fat bikes.

    I`m intrigued by the Maverick rear suspension set up as well.

    I can see that the rear shock body acts as a structural member but would like to know how the seat and chain stays are attached to it please.

    Are they welded or bolted on ?

    Secondly, how much rear tyre clearance is there on these frames?

    Thirdly, how much clearance is there between the rear tyre and frame at full compression please ?

    I would be most grateful for any answers and also any Pix if possible.

    Many thanks,
    Dr FG
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Feelygood !
    I`m a fan of the Maverick forks having run both SC32`s and DUC32`s on 26" trail bikes and fat bikes.

    I`m intrigued by the Maverick rear suspension set up as well.

    I can see that the rear shock body acts as a structural member but would like to know how the seat and chain stays are attached to it please.

    Are they welded or bolted on ?

    Secondly, how much rear tyre clearance is there on these frames?

    Thirdly, how much clearance is there between the rear tyre and frame at full compression please ?

    I would be most grateful for any answers and also any Pix if possible.

    Many thanks,
    Dr FG
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    Yes, the shock body is a stressed member: chain stays & seat stays are welded together at the dropout. Depending if you have an early ML7/Reposado/Palomino the shock body is bolted to the top of the seat stays and the chain stay knuckle. I you have a Maverick Matic, ML8, Durance, Naked 8, the shock body is welded to the chainstay knuckle & seat stays.
    Easily 2.35" Measured, some tires say 2.5 and when measured they are 2.38" or so.
    The rear tire does not make contact on the main triangle as it's captive in the rear swingarm assembly.

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    Many thanks for the rapid replies guys

    Very interested to know that earlier ML7`s and Palominos had bolted rear triangles.

    If you were wondering what I was thinking about with all these questions here are my thoughts.

    I have been trying to think of a good way of making a full sus Fat Bike !!!

    I thought that getting a second user Monolink frame and then having a new rear triangle fabricated may be a good way forward.

    This would (theoretically) be easier with the bolted rear triangles.

    The plan would be to use an Alfine 135mm rear hub with the new 17.5mm offset rear triangle (like my current Pugsley).

    Dependant on chainline obtained, you `may` get away with a long normal BB. Otherwise it may be necessary to machine an adaptor to allow the use of a 100mm BB.

    Am I mad or is this feasible ??

    Thanks,
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    Has anyone got any pictures of the inside view of the chain and seatstay attatchments please?

    Thanks,
    Dr FG
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    the pic is from a klein palomino, which already had/has a good deal more tyre clearance than any of the mavericks ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty
    the pic is from a klein palomino, which already had/has a good deal more tyre clearance than any of the mavericks ...

    ragetty
    Thanks, I didn`t know that the tyre clearances were different.

    An old Palomino frame might be the way to go
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    Hope this help

    if you want the straight shot from the rear














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    Thanks Mimi

    Great Pix
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