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    Proud to have a Maverick to add to the gallery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pigdog
    Proud to have a Maverick to add to the gallery.

    Beautiful ML8 If I win the lottery, I'll buy one to add to my Durance. I bet it feels nice in the bumps.
    "I can eat fifty eggs"

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    Like it alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigdog
    Proud to have a Maverick to add to the gallery.
    Nice. You sticking carbon DUC36's on it when they're released???

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    Me with my Durance, complete with brand new full XT 10spd kit fitted the night before, at the 2012 Olympic XC MTB venue opening, I was reporting on for Singletrack Magazine...

    You can read my writeup of the course here... http://www.singletrackworld.com/2011...lympic-course/
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    Ursula

    Ok here's mine!







    Started off as a very much XC bias build but, as can be seen in the pics, I have added a bit of meat to the bones of late! Best bike I have ever ridden, let alone owned

    I really need to shorten that front brake hose...

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    Great looking Maverick. I am sure it climbs and descends like no other. Good job on the build.

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    Why thank you! (blushes )

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    "Morris"


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    Bingo

    Upgraded the ML75 to an ML8 late last year and am absolutely loving it.

    Full XTR with Hope Tech M4/X2 brakes and Scandium Bonty Rhythm Pro wheels. Have a trip to Les Arcs in the Alps booked in the summer so will be putting some dual ply Minion 2.5s on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hughjayteens
    Upgraded the ML75 to an ML8 late last year and am absolutely loving it.

    Full XTR with Hope Tech M4/X2 brakes and Scandium Bonty Rhythm Pro wheels. Have a trip to Les Arcs in the Alps booked in the summer so will be putting some dual ply Minion 2.5s on it.

    That's really nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughjayteens
    Upgraded the ML75 to an ML8 late last year and am absolutely loving it.

    Full XTR with Hope Tech M4/X2 brakes and Scandium Bonty Rhythm Pro wheels. Have a trip to Les Arcs in the Alps booked in the summer so will be putting some dual ply Minion 2.5s on it.
    Really like that bike. I wanted to run those wheels and I have a new bonty mav hub but couldn't find 'em at a price I wanted to pay. Are you running the NN tubeless?

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    Thanks guys. Yeah they are running tubeless but were such tight fit I had to get my LBS to fit them as I kept snapping tyre levers! They are UST tyres so a but heavy but it rides so well I don't really care!

    The wheels are fantastic - wide rims but very light and strong and always good money in the UK as everyone wants Stans!

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    ML8 and Whyte 19 Trail

    Here's the ML8 and Whyte 19 which runs SC32s. The brakes are matching so I can interchange wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughjayteens
    ... and Scandium Bonty Rhythm Pro wheels ... [/IMG]
    did you have the front wheel made up, or is the maverick hub available a BTO for the rhythm wheelset?

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    I had it made up - bought the wheels from a guy stripping a Remedy and had a local guy rebuild it for me.

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    Here's mine - ML8 large, ready for French Alps....This frame works really so well
    The fork is the specialized E150 for now, i'm working on the setting, only concern is the weight of this fork, but overall behaviour is fine.


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    Injunction

    I'm going to catch hell for the orange bike, but damn, I like it. FedEx brought this today. Large ML8, XT Build. Brown's Camp tomorrow!
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    oh yeah, orange looks good there! Welcome to the Oregon ML8 Owners Club

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    Yee Haw!

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    Thanks pigdog. I'm recent transplant from the Colorado front range, and am really looking forward to checking out the riding out here.

    Nice tymelero! I didn't even think about the general lee... funny! Now I have to jump this thing!

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    Sick Bike- Love it

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    browns Camp

    Quote Originally Posted by cpyatt05
    Thanks pigdog. I'm recent transplant from the Colorado front range, and am really looking forward to checking out the riding out here.

    Nice tymelero! I didn't even think about the general lee... funny! Now I have to jump this thing!
    If you are still going to browns camp today let me know the conditions. I am doing the cyclocross thing today at FP with a freind but hope to get out on my ml8 tomorrow.

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    My turn. Me and my ML8 on University Falls Loop.

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    Sssswwwweeeeeetttttt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tymelero
    If you are still going to browns camp today let me know the conditions. I am doing the cyclocross thing today at FP with a freind but hope to get out on my ml8 tomorrow.
    Sorry tymelero, I didn't see this, but it looks like you got out there anyway. Sweet bike!!

    I had a great ride on Saturday. Awesome trail. A little wet in places, but a great day to be out. It's hard for me not to gush over how much fun that bike is to ride. Wow.
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    Awesome! I think I need to invest in an adjustable seatpost as well.

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    Loving the orange bike! Think it makes the ML8 look very 2011 - TBH, I'm getting a bit bored of the hard ano finish despite it being very hard wearing and was thinking only today about getting it painted in something a little brighter - quite fancied the durance blue colour.

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    I know what you mean about the hard ano. That baby blue durance colour was a beauty!

    I actually really quite like the ML8 in orange. IMHO the ML8 also looks more 'right' with the dual crown fork, the Durance just doesn't carry the DUC off half as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thiswreckage
    ... the Durance just doesn't carry the DUC off half as well.
    i think that depends on how the bike has been built up - there have been a few weight-weenie ml8s posted here and the DUC32 doesn't look good on those either ...

    the orange on the ml8 doesn't do it for me - maybe with the right combination of parts it could be workable, but i think i would rather just paint the frame the durance fast baby blue ...

    ragetty

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    Durance baby blue with a DUC36.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thiswreckage
    Ok here's mine!







    Started off as a very much XC bias build but, as can be seen in the pics, I have added a bit of meat to the bones of late! Best bike I have ever ridden, let alone owned

    I really need to shorten that front brake hose...
    Where was this pic taken? I'm sure I recognise that bridge in the background...

    Nice bike by the way.

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    Markyboy, I think it's just off the River Aire between Horsforth and Rodley in Leeds. One of a couple of cheeky routes off the Leeds Liverpool canal!

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    Ah, you're a fair bit north of me then. Looks just like a bridge going over the river near Bewdley in Worcestershire. Never mind, thought I'd found another local Mav owner then!

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    Ah, pity. I'm sure most of these bridges look the same. Both within the UK seems to be about as local as Maverick owners come around here IME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badly Wired Dog


    This is Ego, he's a medium ML7, is a naturalised UK citizen and he doesn't look much like that any more, in fact I should take an up to date pic - now has '07 XTR cranks, shifters, mech, Formula B4 SL brakes, Stan's rims etc...

    Had him for about four years now. I reduced the travel on the fork by 15mm which made the whole bike feel much more balanced and together. Was way too chopperish with the original ML7 geometry.

    Lovely, lovely bike, climbs like a mountain goat :-)
    Hmmm.... original image gone missing, here's a new old one

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpyatt05
    Sorry tymelero, I didn't see this, but it looks like you got out there anyway. Sweet bike!!

    I had a great ride on Saturday. Awesome trail. A little wet in places, but a great day to be out. It's hard for me not to gush over how much fun that bike is to ride. Wow.
    That trail is so fun after the section of the technical climb you get that so sweet downhill. there is one perfect root between two tree's that you can just launch off. What a great trail.

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    Old Skool

    Here is "Acquire" born on 2/14/02. One of the early Maverick American ML7 frames with the CNC'ed rear damper body. These were mostly Root Beer anodized at the time, but mine is a much lighter shade, closer to a Root Bear Float. Still running XTR 950 include e-type front derailleur, which after much trial and error is perfectly set up and works flawlessly. Rest of the build includes Maverick SC32, Mavic 819 rims laced (tied and soldered) to Chris King (rear) and Maverick 24/7 (front), Thomson stem and post, Avid Juicy Ultimates and Easton Monkeylite SL handlebar. As is, weight is around 26.5 lbs., when I switch to lighter tires it drops down to 25.5 lbs.
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    wow. nice ride.

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    My ML8 Build

    Hardly as sick of a bike as many of the rigs on this forum, but it's what I could come up with on a limited budget! Used '06 frame ($500) built up with mostly new, but some used, components. Great ride so far, I just put on the 30" wide bars today, testing them out tomorrow. Longer stem too as my previous stem was too damn short for steady climbing.

    I'm really impressed with how this bike handles everything I've thrown at it so far. I may be an ML8 lover for life, let you know after this summer and a fall trip to Moab.



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    Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpyatt05 View Post
    I'm going to catch hell for the orange bike, but damn, I like it. FedEx brought this today. Large ML8, XT Build. Brown's Camp tomorrow!
    I like the orange too, add some white wheels and you got the creamsicle dreamcycle..

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    Quote Originally Posted by markyboy1980 View Post
    Me with my Durance, complete with brand new full XT 10spd kit fitted the night before, at the 2012 Olympic XC MTB venue opening, I was reporting on for Singletrack Magazine...
    i was just wondering if that is a 2.4" FA out back and whether it rubs on the rear triangle anywhere (e.g. when cornering) ...

    ragetty

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty View Post
    i was just wondering if that is a 2.4" FA out back and whether it rubs on the rear triangle anywhere (e.g. when cornering) ...

    ragetty
    It's a 2.25" Fat Albert, and it only just clears the swingarm as it is.

    Also, it's about the single worst rear tyre I've ever used, it's absolute pap, and is about to be consigned to ebay, never to return... I've had semi slicks that offer more grip under both breaking and climbing, let alone cornering!

    Here's yet another pic of my bike, having just been prepared for racing the Singletrack Weekender this weekend just gone...



    Rear tyre wise, any suggestions? Thinking maybe 2.2" Rubber Queen, but I want something fast rolling too you see. My default fast rolling rear tyre has been a 2.3" Michelin Dry2 (which are actually much grippier than their name suggests too), but really I do want an all year round tyre in honesty.

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    Maybe a Small Block Eight. Ultimate XC Racing tire with lots of speed and grip. Well suited for a variety of riding conditions. .

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    Racing Ralph ?
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    Wow where has this thread been all my life!!

    pigdog I think our bikes were separated at birth.

    My fork is a rock shox lyrik air. You can't tell by looking because I had to replace my lowers after about two weeks, and rock shocks does the same lowers for multiple models so no decals. The drive train is a shimano alfine 11 internal hub. Much better then detailers but still not quite perfect i'd say.

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    Proud to join the Maverick family! It's 2natime's fault- i rode his "Inky"

    Oh, happy happy, joy joy! I've been gagging for one of these for some time now after riding 2natime's "Inky". You've got to ask yourself: "Am i worth it?" -the answer is always and clearly -YES! Actually, I got a stellar deal on the frame in the box and Just added a new fork-R.S. rev TI cuz'... that frame deserves it. The rest is high end stuff from my- now for sale- Intense Spider. In all fairness, the Spyder is a great bike but the bushing issues are a hassle if you hammer it and well, it just aint a Maverick. The nice part is, as I travel a lot for work, I can separate the front and rear triangles and it packs easily into a hard travel case that stays under the airlines baggage limits. I still tell them, like 2natime, that it is "art supplies" in case of fussy/unhappy counter people. It's not a lie as these things are definitely art and it supplies me with massive grin factor. Just got back from my second ride on it and man is this thing sweet. VPP is nice but not anything like this. It's so cool not to need lockout in the rear to stand up and hammer. Feels flawless to me! and that's what matters, no? now how do i add a picture of "Somoa" ...my birthday present,my precious.
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    If you've purchased a Maverick to reduce your maintenance time, you've made a horrible mistake
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    Have you ever owned an Intense? The point is that I can do my own maintenance on the shock and bushings. When is the last time you had to send in your rear shock for a rebuild? do you like replacing bushings a few times a year? Have you ever tried to separate the triangles of an intense? As long as i can do the maintenance relatively quickly and keep her running.. I'm psyched. Have you dealt with bike shops in the mountains of Colorado? I'd rather put broken glass in my cycling shorts and ride the entirety of the Colorado trail... Plus Mike at Maverick is a very nice guy. i assume (and hear) Ethan is awesome as well. I'll deal with them , thank you.

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    I've mailed my shock in to maverick about 4 times over the last 3 seasons. It's not "difficult" dealing with them. But the bike is by no means "low maintenance".
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    In comparison to my ex-wife... EVERYTHING is low maintenance! All great bikes require maintenance, which I actually enjoy a bit. It came down to the ride, while i liked the Intense, I didn't LOVE it. If i have to work on my bike-which one does- I want to be able to do so as much as I can. the constant squeaking and play development of the intense was driving me bonkers. And again... the Maverick ride. It just feels better for the way I pedal I guess. Being able to take it with me is huge because I travel for work so much. If I don't have it with me... I'm not riding much.

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    Well yeah I love my ML8, it's great for everything except downhilling, where the suspension isn't quite as plush as you want when you're going big. But from everything else to occasional downhilling, aggressive technical trail riding, even urban riding with some 2.5" hookworms, it's great. But the frame always needs work. High maintenance, good ride. I wish they could make a true 'coil' shock for this bike.
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    I reckon one day someone will make a 9" suspension downhill monster that weighs 14lbs. and climbs like an aluminum hardtail. Probably Paul Turner. Untill then we have what we have. I guess folks would call me more of a x/c AM rider? I dunno, go up the mountain as fast as you can, go down the mountain as fast as you can. Find the bike you like and have a good time in the dirt whilst breathing hard. As far as downhill goes... I think I'm going fast enough, I sometimes get that feeling that I probably should have some more protection on. As long as I'm a little scared and grinning going down.. I'm psyched. Happy spinning, happy hucking!

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    Somoa

    Congrats Brima! I have also been revamping Inky and boy is it riding nice!

    Happy trails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brimav View Post
    VPP is nice but not anything like this. It's so cool not to need lockout in the rear to stand up and hammer. Feels flawless to me! and that's what matters, no? now how do i add a picture of "Somoa" ...my birthday present,my precious.
    HaHa. That's awesome.10 o'clock at night and I'm inspired to throw on my lights and go out...
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    Go out and get some on your ML8!

    Lewis River Trail toward the end of the day. What a great trail! Lovin the ML8. Just tuned the fork to be a bit more forgiving for trail riding.

    Happy B-day Brim!!!!!

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    Yeah Pappa!! Now that's what I'm talking about! BE INSPIRED!!! We lead by example each and every day. If there is time, there is time to pedal!

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    2natime... you're the bastard that got me mixed up in this!! THANKING YOU KINDLY! I LOVE my dear Somoa. See you soon for some lung-busting busting fun,eh?

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    Maverick ML8 white powder coat

    i tried to show off my ML8 white powder coat here, but it won't let me do it coz i have only 2 posts done in da past. it has 2b 10 or greater posts b4 i can post my beloved ML8. so i just post something anyway...

    just have a questions about rotors. if anybody have an idea or know this will work please help me. i'm a weigh weenie. i bought a pair of 6" ti rotors for my ML8, but didn't realized it that a regular brake pads doesn't work on it. i've tried also ceramic pads, still didn't work. any suggestions? thx a lot! ss

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    sky blue powdered durance with talas 36

    my durance has been powdered sky blue and been pimped slightly ...

    you probably can't see it here, but that's a 650b front wheel - the talas 36 and 650b front wheel are an experiment for tough descents to give me a flatter head angle - the 130mm setting for the talas should be as for the DUC32, i.e. 545mm a2c - 30mm travel + 5mm for the 650b (at least compared to my usual front wheel/tyre).

    other than that, then there is a hope pro 2 front hub in gun smoke, a crank bros cobalt 700mm low rise bar, a spank spike stem, HSx10 (22/36 x 11/36) gearing, NC-17 magnesium pedals and a dt swiss RWS 10mm rear bolt.

    i didn't think i'd like the bike without the DUC32, but i've quickly gotten used to the look of the bike with the talas 36 - this is partly helped i think by the handle bar and front hub more or less matching the blue of the fork (a pure fluke, i hadn''t given this any thought at all). unless i really fall for the fork, long term i'll be back on my 'choppered DUC32'.

    all told, she now weighs in at around 14.3kg / 31.5lbs ... the 2007 talas 36 means about a 550g (net) gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty View Post
    my durance has been powdered sky blue and been pimped slightly ...

    you probably can't see it here, but that's a 650b front wheel - the talas 36 and 650b front wheel are an experiment for tough descents to give me a flatter head angle - the 130mm setting for the talas should be as for the DUC32, i.e. 545mm a2c - 30mm travel + 5mm for the 650b (at least compared to my usual front wheel/tyre).

    other than that, then there is a hope pro 2 front hub in gun smoke, a crank bros cobalt 700mm low rise bar, a spank spike stem, HSx10 (22/36 x 11/36) gearing, NC-17 magnesium pedals and a dt swiss RWS 10mm rear bolt.

    i didn't think i'd like the bike without the DUC32, but i've quickly gotten used to the look of the bike with the talas 36 - this is partly helped i think by the handle bar and front hub more or less matching the blue of the fork (a pure fluke, i hadn''t given this any thought at all). unless i really fall for the fork, long term i'll be back on my 'choppered DUC32'.

    all told, she now weighs in at around 14.3kg / 31.5lbs ... the 2007 talas 36 means about a 550g (net) gain.

    <a href="https://fotos.mtb-news.de/p/981097" title="durancepowder1" ><img src="https://fstatic1.mtb-news.de/img/photos/4/9/4/5/7/_/medium/durancepowder1.jpg?0" /></a>
    looks nice. planning to put 650b front on my durance too. where did you get the white rims?

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    It looks great, my wheels are turning on my own Durance now. I'd like to see some more pics and a side view.

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    here's the side view with the fork at full travel ...

    the spank spike stem was too short (35mm), so there's a 70mm stem in there now.

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    what else would you like to see?

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    Nice ride. Hey, how do you like the hammerschmiditts (sp?)? ? As well, i just can't seem to pull the trigger on a joplin $ as SO many people seem to have problems with it. most of my riding is in the mountains of Colorado so it's UP UP UP then DOWN DOWN DOWN. I can take a moment on top to drop my saddle and catch some thin air so am wondering if it's even really necessary for me. Everyone who has one loves it WHEN it's working properly and says they could never go back. Not sure if i want to try it, love , it and hate not having it when it doesn't work. What say you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook View Post
    looks nice. planning to put 650b front on my durance too. where did you get the white rims?
    i thought i answered this

    i ordered out of the US and had them shipped to germany ...ragetty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brimav View Post
    ... What say you?
    i'm in the alps, so it's more or less the same - i still would not ride without a vario-seatpost.

    i have 2 speedballs, and in 4 years only one failure (and that was only a blown valve). i service them myself roughly once a year, but they would probably go longer without ...

    buy a good one used and give it a try ...
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    jeez guys.....

    I knew when I got one they climbed well but.... this is silly. Seriuosly. Just came home from the first clean bicycle ascent of a 6 pitch 5.9+ slab route in Utah -now formerly a rock climb- on the Maverick.

    Not really, just a joke but you get the point. this thing climbs like a monkey on crack.

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    the Utah cycling was, as ever,....brilliant. Treat yourself. You're worth it.

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    Sizing!

    Hi all,
    I know this is not quite the place to ask this but I don't know where else I could ask??

    My wife's credit card is just about to give birth to a new (2008 model) Maverick ML8. It's been ordered but wont be shipped till tomorrow morning so I have time to change my mind if I need to.

    My question is should I go Large or Medium?

    I'm 5' 11" and I think of average proportions, I emailed Chris at Maverick and he suggested that the large might be the way to go but when I spoke to the lads at the shop where it's coming from they thought that medium was the preferred size.

    As far as I can see, the only significant difference between the two are that the large is about 20mm longer in the front triangle. many other parts of the geometry are the same.

    I currently ride and love my Giant VT which is a 18" or 18.5" frame if I recall correctly and it feels good to me although Im no expert.

    Even the medium ML8 is longer wheel base than the VT.

    After seeing some forum posters saying that they got a medium and are a similar height to me I wonder if you guys could comment.

    I don't have an option to ride the two different frames.

    Cheers in advance for your comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eejit7 View Post
    Hi all,
    I know this is not quite the place to ask this but I don't know where else I could ask??

    My wife's credit card is just about to give birth to a new (2008 model) Maverick ML8. It's been ordered but wont be shipped till tomorrow morning so I have time to change my mind if I need to.

    My question is should I go Large or Medium?

    I'm 5' 11" and I think of average proportions, I emailed Chris at Maverick and he suggested that the large might be the way to go but when I spoke to the lads at the shop where it's coming from they thought that medium was the preferred size.

    As far as I can see, the only significant difference between the two are that the large is about 20mm longer in the front triangle. many other parts of the geometry are the same.

    I currently ride and love my Giant VT which is a 18" or 18.5" frame if I recall correctly and it feels good to me although Im no expert.

    Even the medium ML8 is longer wheel base than the VT.

    After seeing some forum posters saying that they got a medium and are a similar height to me I wonder if you guys could comment.

    I don't have an option to ride the two different frames.

    Cheers in advance for your comments.
    D
    I guess you size 180cm +/- . You are between Medium and Large. I'm 176cm, all my Maverick are Medium, the ML8 has a 50cm stem. As all the Maverick, it has a long top tube, and even with a short stem it is long. As Ethan says, it depends of your legs / torso lengths ...
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    for 5'11 i would suggest a "L" Chris, Mike & Ethan those guys at Maverick they know better than anybody. they the one who build the frame and all.

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    Guys,
    Thanks for your advise, If it in any way helps I measure thus (just got the wife to measure me)

    Height 180cm
    Leg length from flat of foot to pivot point of hip/torso 92cm
    Torso length from pivot point of hip/torso to pivot point of arm/torso 62 cm
    Arm length from pivot point of arm/torso to to grip position of hand 69 cm
    Inside leg length 85cm

    I dunno wether there are any sums which can be done to devise which size would be best for me?

    On a different point, is it possible in any way to use a fork with a tapered steerer in the 08 ml8 frame? was thinking of the Fox TALAS 160.

    Thanks again for your help.
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    I have a large ML8 5' 11.25"

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    5' 10" with Large ML 8

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    Thanks again folks,
    I'm getting the impression I could probably use either size but that the large is probably the better bet.

    I could use a smaller stem (as suggested by Chris at Maverick) to shorten the cockpit length and move my seat forward a bit if needed. I'm not too worried about a bit extra weight but I do suffer a bit of lower back pain and a shorter cockpit might be more comfortable, though I probably wouldn't want to compromise performance much if at all and would suffer the pain if I thought it would ride better.

    Anyone know on the tapered steerer?

    Other than the duc, what forks are you guys using and how do you find them. I was thinking of using a 2012 talas 160?

    Are the DUC's still available?

    Cheers
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    No tapered steerer tube on Maverick (maybe in 2012 ?) , it's for 1' 1/8 only.
    I've recently installed a fork DT Swiss EXM150 on my ML8, and really love it : very smooth for my weight, matches very well ML8 for light version. It depends on your target configuration.

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    I have a DUC so can't say on other stuff sry.

    The cockpit seems short enough to me (very upright riding pose and is comfortable), but I may have long arms.

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    What type of trails do you ride? East coast go for Medium -- West coast go for Large. I am on the east coast.
    I am 5' 11" and I ride a medium. My trails are steep/off camber, up and down with slow steep/ tight/twisty single track. My trails are more suited to a shorter front center (wheel base). Duc stem length is 90 to 110mm depending on trail. I don't like anything shorter due to the steep climbing.
    Seat tube length is the same for Large and medium. 59cm top tube length seems right for me.
    I have even tried a small with a 120mm stem and it worked but it was a little small.
    I have a friend who is 6' "1 and he prefers the medium as well for the above mentioned trails. He has ridden it at the Squamish BC trails and really liked it.
    But I also ride a large Ibis Mojo and the Large ML8 is longer/bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejit7 View Post
    Thanks again folks,
    I'm getting the impression I could probably use either size but that the large is probably the better bet.

    I could use a smaller stem (as suggested by Chris at Maverick) to shorten the cockpit length and move my seat forward a bit if needed. I'm not too worried about a bit extra weight but I do suffer a bit of lower back pain and a shorter cockpit might be more comfortable, though I probably wouldn't want to compromise performance much if at all and would suffer the pain if I thought it would ride better.

    Anyone know on the tapered steerer?

    Other than the duc, what forks are you guys using and how do you find them. I was thinking of using a 2012 talas 160?

    Are the DUC's still available?

    Cheers
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    Thanks for all the replies,

    Nicolo,
    I think I might need to be looking for something longer rather than shorter. Though I'm sure the DT is an awesome fork but I'm a bit ....er....well a lot actually, fat. I'm wanting to relax the head angle as much as possible and think I might have to go 160 minimum.

    Voob,
    I ride east coast and west sometimes both over a weekend!
    I'm no gravity hound, I like to feel like I've earned my descents but I'm no racing snake either. I'm probably prepared to sacrifice some tight and twisty for fast and flowing and steep(er) descending.

    Alpamayo,
    Je ne suis pas aux États-Unis, je pense que si elle est raisonnablement facile d'obtenir des produits BOS ici au Royaume Uni.

    I've only read very good things about the Deville, my only reservation is that the product has not been around long enough to give a reliability rating. I'm very temped by your recommendation,
    Merci.

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    Hey, I'm sorry, but its not possible to show pictures from my ML7 until making 10 post with other **** . Actually i want to ask for experiences in using a Rase Black Mamba with the ML7 (new thread needs 5 posts ). I am afraid because of the flat seat angle...

    The Seatpost in #3 looks also interesting. What is this thing?

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    probably a thomson elite, should be easy to find ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiskare View Post
    My Wife's Palomino
    Dang, get some real brakes on that bad boy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fellsbiker View Post
    Dang, get some real brakes on that bad boy!
    Avid Ultimates....as real as they get!

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    "ultimate" in the same way that my flat top was the "ultimate" haircut to have in 1990.
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    My wife would be very happy to have had the blue palomino instead of the orange one

    V-brakes are fine if your trails are dry.

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    Nice ride! Is that a 2003, that's what mine was. Avid Ultimates worked great for 5 years! Like any and all brakes just need to be adjusted correctly. But they were light, no brake bleeding, simple and stopped on a dime with Kool-Stop pads. Only real wok I ever did was re-pack the monolink bearing and replaced the Shimano M960 crank bearings with Enduro BB bearings Klein had the most beautiful paint jobs ever! Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiskare View Post
    My Wife's Palomino
    my palamino was much like that in the initial build, v-brakes too - she managed a transalp no problem. i then put disk brakes and big betty tyres on it and went a lot rougher ...

    i have to admit though, the design now looks so dated and is even far too stilted/steep compared to the more modern durance - but then, i'm not that keen on the original ml7's either!

    ragetty

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    Fat Klein gets Muddy :)

    The Surly Nate is a great mud tyre, but it's killing my drivetrain
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    HOW do those things FIT on that bike?????
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    Inky rebuild

    Hello!

    Just wanted to post up my ML7.5's latest incarnation. I have had the frame for a few years but am almost done with a complete revamp. Component highlights:

    xtr 970 cranks, shifters
    xtr 985 brakes, pedals
    CK rear hub, Project 321 front hub laced to DT 5.1 rims with Sapim CX ray spokes
    Carbon Lefty Max
    Carbon stem and bar
    Campy record headset
    Joplin 4
    Ti bolts at rotors and stem
    Just went tubeless

    The remaining items on the to do list are to send the Lefty to Mendoncyclesmith for a rebuild, and put some more Ti bolts at the brakes and fork. All told Inky is at 27# even at the moment. I may change the tires which will add some weight. That will be counteracted by the fork overhaul, though not as rotating weight. So until 'accounts payable' approves the fork and bolts, there's nothing to do but ride!

    Happy trails
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    "Inky" is looking sweet! nice wheels tunaboy! Lot's o' Ti, eh? Any $ left over for food? food=fuel.

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    This is "Geezer" on the Upper Pioneer Trail near Nevada City, Ca on New Years Day. Normally this section would be under a couple feet of snow by now! Gotta love Global warming and 60 degree winter days in the mountains!

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    I love that blue color on Geezer. Shiny!
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    I give you...Blue Falcon
    Just built it up two weeks ago.
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    Beautiful build.

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    Hi!.. here my wife's Maverick ML7...
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    How end-all be-all do you guys find the ML7? Just rode one the other day and I was incredibly impressed with the way it felt

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2peak View Post
    How end-all be-all do you guys find the ML7? Just rode one the other day and I was incredibly impressed with the way it felt
    They were the original All Mountain but the current trend is longer travel. The 4" monolinks are the ultimate trail bike for me, Of course the ML8 has the same climbing performance plus 2.5" extra travel.

    I still ride the ti version of the ML7, I sold my ML7 and the Palomino Now it's set up 1x9 but I had an awesome time with the Hammerschmidt as well.




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    I've been admiring your Seven repeatedly mimi1885, infact it was chasing around your threads that I discovered Suspension Experts. My DUC is on i'ts way back now with Headlocks and IFP.

    Hammersmutt is cool, but I prefer the 1x9 with m960's. just ordered a 102bcd 32t chainring from ISAR. Cool motif going with your bashgaurd. I'm guessing you don't miss the weight or the gears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Richard View Post
    I've been admiring your Seven repeatedly mimi1885, infact it was chasing around your threads that I discovered Suspension Experts. My DUC is on i'ts way back now with Headlocks and IFP.

    Hammersmutt is cool, but I prefer the 1x9 with m960's. just ordered a 102bcd 32t chainring from ISAR. Cool motif going with your bashgaurd. I'm guessing you don't miss the weight or the gears.
    Thanks Jon. Kevin is an awesome dude

    I love my Seven it was my original AM bike. I was going back and forth between 2x1 Hammerschmidt or 1x9. For now 1x9 and I get along just fine, not much argument on the climb, well a little on the long steep climb. I'll give it another 6mo before I'd put the HS back and try 2x1.

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    sorry for doing this but i need 5 comments to make a new thread.

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    nice bikes though I'm looking at a maverick matic right now that I want to buy.

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    if you could help me decide if he is asking way to much that would be helpful. I'll make a new thread.

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    The Matic is a decent price if it is the one I have seen posted on Ebay. I would try for that Durance instead. Much better performance from the longer travel and refined shock internals. Either way, be sure to post it up here once you get it fixed up!
    It was love at first sight.... she had alloy nipples after all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69erSycip View Post
    Maverick Durance SL70 build kit w/ DUC32 fork.

    She weighs in at 27.5 lbs w/ Schwable 2.4 snakeskin tires and the Joplin remote post. Figure 25 lbs with 2.1 tires and a non-adjustable carbon post. I'm happy.

    2.4 nobby nic's fit on the rear of the durance? Interesting to know as I'm looking for a bigger volume tire in the back of mine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by calcrow View Post
    2.4 nobby nic's fit on the rear of the durance? Interesting to know as I'm looking for a bigger volume tire in the back of mine...
    I ride on my ML7 with Ice Spiker Pro 2.35, and still has a reserve...

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    Durance Rear Tire

    Ice Spiker? You must be going over some interesting terrain! Is the 2.35 size a normal 2.35? I've never used Schwalbe before... I'm looking at Bontrager x4 2.35...
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    I live in Siberia ... if interested, I can measure the width of the tire on the 23 mm SunRingle rim...

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    Tire choice makes sense for Siberia! A lot of tires will have a metric number on them as well, for instance, the Bontrager X4 says 2.35 and 58/58. If your tire has the metric number on it, it would be helpful as these numbers are regulated and much more consistent than the inches, which can be way different from brand to brand.

    Thanks
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    if you look around this forum you should fine at least one thread on max. rear tyre sizes that fit in a durance frame ... there may even be a comment somewhere on those bontis!!

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    I did a search, but found nothing, maybe not good at searches. I found an old post where you said, "don't skimp on tyre size" but that's all I could find....
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    maverick (durance) tires/tyres threads

    funny, the search feature (neither tire/tyre nor durance) didn't work for me either (sorry to all else for the OT post ! ) ... i wonder what else doesn't 'search' ?!?

    Biggest tyre on the back of a Durance?

    Rubber Queen Tyre size

    Tires for the Durance

    tire pressures??

    Rear tyre clearance on 07 Durance

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    Thanks ragetty, that's helpful!
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    My girl, my bike (one of them), my dogs ...
    Your girl is a cutie, your dogs are regal, and your ride is killer.

    Lucky man you are.

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    I have a durance or what ever it is called. When it is working it is the nicelst bike that I have ever ridden. Kind of like a ferarri.. when working its sweet!

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    I am pretty much a 29er guy these days, but you know, sometimes you just feel like getting out a little rocket. I set this up SS, just because, just because. I took it out on a whim today, had little time to ride so hammered to the best of my ability on some rocky rooty single track. I had a blast on this thing. A few sharp uphill curves foiled my old feeble legs,but man was it fun to throw it around. About 22 lbs in the tubeless tires and the cushiness that the bike is just made it all the more enjoyable. This little bike begs to be pushed.
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    DUC32 equiped Titus El Guapo

    Only ridden once since built. I haven't even posted a shot of this bike in the Titus section yet. The frame and fork work so well together it's astonishing.



    Some folks really don't care for the DUC32 and I'm at a loss as to why, not sure what else one would want from a suspension fork. Mine are so nimble and capable. So much confidence, so much fun!

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    Just been out on a midweek ride on mine (there's an upside to losing my job yesterday anyway!), and still love it as much as ever...



    Up until a few weeks ago I'd not ridden it in months, had been riding my hardtail exclusively. Heard the sad news about Maverick, so got it out the shed, dusted it off and went riding it again. And I've not been back on my hardtail since, and I treated it to some wonderful new bars (Sunline 762 flat bars) the other day...

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    Here's my ML-8 in full singlespeed mode. My Alfine hub had to go back to shimano. And rather than messing around with derailers, I just set it up with a wheel off my other bike that's already a singlespeed. I just took the shifter off of the ML8 and bam, full blown singlespeed. My ML8 have never been this light! It weighs next to nothing now!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fellsbiker View Post
    Here's my ML-8 in full singlespeed mode. My Alfine hub had to go back to shimano. And rather than messing around with derailers, I just set it up with a wheel off my other bike that's already a singlespeed. I just took the shifter off of the ML8 and bam, full blown singlespeed. My ML8 have never been this light! It weighs next to nothing now!!

    That's just awesome!


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    Double post.

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    Hah no it's terrible. I mean, it's better than not biking at all. But man it's terrible. No high speed downhills, and no steep climbs. But at least I'm getting out on the trails
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    Here's my ML8 with a few updates since the last pic.

    Changed the DUC32s to Fox Talas 36 RC2 160s which has transformed the bike completey! In 130mm they A2C is the same is the DUCs but massively stuffer (and heavier of course) and in 160mm it feels like a DH bike!

    Changed the Speedball to a Reverb, the Hope brakes to new XTs and fitted a bashring.


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    I made it even uglier...



    Having recently converted to Specialized saddles, I needed to get a Thomson layback in the end to get the saddle flat enough for a decent XC position rather than nose tilting skyward. Have decided that as I never go beyond about 6th/7th gear on the back in the big ring I'd fit a 24/36/Bash setup instead of 3 rings, have decided the Sunline 762 flat bars are staying, and also swapped the tyres over to a Maxxis Crossmark 2.25" rear and a Michelin Wildrock'r 2.25" front. Never tried the Michelin before, so will report back in another thread if any good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markyboy1980 View Post
    I made it even uglier...



    Having recently converted to Specialized saddles, I needed to get a Thomson layback in the end to get the saddle flat enough for a decent XC position rather than nose tilting skyward. Have decided that as I never go beyond about 6th/7th gear on the back in the big ring I'd fit a 24/36/Bash setup instead of 3 rings, have decided the Sunline 762 flat bars are staying, and also swapped the tyres over to a Maxxis Crossmark 2.25" rear and a Michelin Wildrock'r 2.25" front. Never tried the Michelin before, so will report back in another thread if any good.
    I like!

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    Inky rebuild!
    Alrighty! So here is my latest interpretation of my Maverick ML7.5 with a Lefty. I started redoing it last fall and am pretty happy with it. I am just on that fence about the current tire selection. Here's a parts highlight on the rebuild:

    XTR 988 brakes with Ice-tech rotors - very solid
    Project 321 front hub, Sapim cx spokes on tubless converted DT 5.1's - sweet build!
    Lefty PBR internal swap out - dropped 185 grams and feels great on the trail!

    Other bits that were part of this or I have been running - Joplin 4R, XTR 970 shifters and cranks, Dura-Ace rear derailleur, Ultegra 12-27 cassette, King Universal hub (had the hub since '04), Campy Record headset, bits of Ti to pretty things up a bit on the stem, brakes, and fork.

    Super psyched on going tubeless, though I'll be looking for some lighter tires soon. Now to just get a whole bunch of miles in!

    Special thanks to:
    Jake at Project 321 - I originally bought my Lefty from him a few years back and has a growing market niche! If it wasn't for him, this thread would not be as far along as it is... Craig at Mendoncyclesmith - great rebuild and swapout. Has been a great resource for this community;
    My LBS, Passion Trail Bikes in Belmont, CA - great crew and super supportive! Thanks Charles!
    Mettec fasteners - US made Ti bolts.

    Thanks for reading, and happy pedaling!
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    Without wishing to clog up this thread with just pics of my bikes, I can't resist... Managed to get hold of an immaculate Speedball R that has been essentially re-engineered by its previous owner to better than new condition, and it's not only a joy to use, but it kinda completes my Durance I feel...



    Also gets rid of the silly Backwards Thomson that was necessitated by my saddle!

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    New to the Maverick club having just bought an new ML8 frame (yesterday) after spotting it in a magazine ad going cheap and reading forums like this. Current rides are 2008 Marin wolf ridge (my first proper mtb) and a Ragley bluepig (my first self build) so the comparison will be interesting. I'm planning on fitting the new xfusion vengeance coil forks 170mm (internally adjustable) along with SLX double crank and SLX brakes/shifters, 10spd cassette. Which mech medium or long? Or maybe the new shadow mech. Renthall bar/stem. Any thoughts?

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    i'm in the process of buliding mine too

    i've been juggling specs for forks and tyre combinations etc in order to flatten out of the head angle - remember, the ml8 head angle is pretty steep in standard (DUC32, 521mm a2c) trim, so anything taller (fox talas 36 545mmm or lyrik 170mm 555mm) is going to help a bundle for high speed decent composure without upsetting the geo too muc ...

    why the vengeance?

    medium cage is fine for 2x9 or 2x10, as long as your '2' are not 22/44

    what did the frame come with? d-mount already to hand?

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    Hi Ragetty,
    Thanks for confirming that I like the idea of slackening the head angle a touch just did a side by side comparison with wolfie and Raggers and the difference is pretty obvious but 69 against 66/67 hopefully not too different as you say with the taller fork. Also wanted to get an idea of how the medium I bought looks seat/stem. Seems the guy at the shop was spot on. Maybe it'll be a tad quicker through the tight stuff we'll see. The vengeance come in at £649, van 36 £845 and I've just had a price of £715 on the marzzochi 2012 - 55 RC3 Evo Ti which also interest me but only available in white. I've never had coil before but tried my mates with some pre crapolite era forks and they were much smoother than my revs. The SLX comes in at 22/36 so should be ok? As you can see D mount included, is that not the norm? Must say the large they had in green looked good to.
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    Oh in addition to the above I originally came across these in a sus fork shootout in MBUK see also:
    X-Fusion Vengeance HLR Suspension Fork Review - BikeRadar

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    Anybody have testet a Gravity Dropper Seatpost with Maverick ML7 or Durance? Could it fix with the saddle attachment and Mavericks flat seat angle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holzmichl View Post
    Anybody have testet a Gravity Dropper Seatpost with Maverick ML7 or Durance? Could it fix with the saddle attachment and Mavericks flat seat angle?
    Yes, I have on my Seven, at the time Gravity Dropper and AMP were the only companies that had 27.2 diameter, I know the ML7 is 31.6. Now I use the KS i7r.

    I bent the bolt because I didn't adjust it properly the first time but after the initial mistake it works.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Holzmichl View Post
    thx
    I'vd read, it would be more stable turning the locking cabel from the rear. But - as it looks at the pictures - that should not make a difference in adjusting the seat angle...


    ML7 is 30.9
    May be you are referring to a newer ml7 both my ml7s one made in USA and another in Asia are 31.6. My ml8 is 30.9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885 View Post
    Yes, I have on my Seven...
    thx
    I'vd read, it would be more stable turning the locking cabel from the rear. But - as it looks at the pictures - that should not make a difference in adjusting the seat angle...

    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885 View Post
    I know the ML7 is 31.6
    ML7 is 30.9

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885 View Post
    May be you are referring to a newer ml7 both my ml7s one made in USA and another in Asia are 31.6. My ml8 is 30.9.
    Then I have to measure it again. Owner's Manual Page 3 says 30.9 (Sorry, I can not post links)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holzmichl View Post
    Then I have to measure it again. Owner's Manual Page 3 says 30.9 (Sorry, I can not post links)
    Maverick is 30.9, have never seen another diameter !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpamayo View Post
    Maverick is 30.9, have never seen another diameter !!!
    Like I said durance, matic and ml8 yes my ml7s and palomino are 31.6

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Alpamayo
    Maverick is 30.9, have never seen another diameter !!!
    Like I said durance, matic and ml8 yes my ml7s and palomino are 31.6
    hm... my ML7 is 31.6 too ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moguta View Post
    hm... my ML7 is 31.6 too ...
    Mine (2004) is 30.9, as anyone I have seen in France
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    Older ML7 models were 31.6, at least through 2002, maybe 2003. The Reposado (going way back) was 30.9, I believe.

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    Hello Maverick Friends,

    It is very good to see more activities in this forum.
    The first ML7 had a 31.6 mm diameter. I still have one made in the US.
    Some of them had a bad seatpost diameter with a little bit bigger size. Nearly 31.7mm.
    Then you have to rim them down with a special brush to 31.8 mm. This way was offically recomended by Maverick back that days. Thomson offered this size. Maybe still today. Otherwise contact me. I have several posts in stock. As well as seatpost clamps.

    Have fun riding Maverick

    Ethan is alive and will help us with upgrades.

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    Hi, Just measured my 2006, ML8 and that comes out at 30.9mm diameter been thinking about the rockshox reverb post but I'm worried the 355mm may still foul the rear shock anyone tried it? I bought the frame new about a month ago £540 (~$840US), can't get the duc32's so fitted her with the xfusion vengeance coils which have been pretty impressive though I'm still playing with settings. So far setup as 1 x 10 been to Wales and last week Scotland, Glentress then Laggan Wolftrax before heading to Fort William to watch the world cup! Brilliant weekend brilliant ride! Here she is so far, still got to set up the front mech to go 2 x 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zx1200r View Post
    Hi, Just measured my 2006, ML8 and that comes out at 30.9mm diameter been thinking about the rockshox reverb post but I'm worried the 355mm may still foul the rear shock anyone tried it? I bought the frame new about a month ago £540 (~$840US), can't get the duc32's so fitted her with the xfusion vengeance coils which have been pretty impressive though I'm still playing with settings. So far setup as 1 x 10 been to Wales and last week Scotland, Glentress then Laggan Wolftrax before heading to Fort William to watch the world cup! Brilliant weekend brilliant ride! Here she is so far, still got to set up the front mech to go 2 x 10.
    Do you know the clearance you need? I know that you can not cut rs but if you know it would not hit the shock you'd be ok. I'm using KS 950r and barely cleared it however when I use Ks i7r it's shorter and no problems at all. Pm me I'll send you the pic.

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    Good to have another UK based rider onboard zx1200r... I'm assuming you bought that frame from JE James? I keep thinking should I replace my Durance frame with an ML8, especially as they've got a couple at silly prices, but I can't bring myself to do it. Not sure I actually need the extra travel.

    Anyway... Nice bike. Nice wheels too, I run a set of those on my Hardtail. Was thinking of putting another set on my Durance, but can't convert the front hub for use with the Maverick 24mm axle.

    Where are you based anyway? I've been thinking should try and organise a UK Maverick ride out some time possibly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by markyboy1980 View Post
    Good to have another UK based rider onboard zx1200r... I'm assuming you bought that frame from JE James? I keep thinking should I replace my Durance frame with an ML8, especially as they've got a couple at silly prices, but I can't bring myself to do it. Not sure I actually need the extra travel.
    My Maverick ML8 is still my goto bike and the best climber I have, only equal to the other monolinks in my stable.

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    Hi Markyboy, thanks I think she looks the dogs, I'm based in south Manchester go to Llandegla pretty much every Saturday with a couple of mates though not Maverick riders. I swiped the wheels from my Ragley bluepig too, will have to put the Nukeproofs back on raggers. Oh btw yes Jejames not sure how many frames they have left. Hi mimi really liked that colour in the shop but they only had large and told me they build up big. Must admit the carpark try out had me worried I should have gone large but out on the trail the medium works just fine, manualling over foot high step ups mid climb was a doddle. According to the Maverick site no more than 60mm protruding beyond the bottom of the seat tube. So I reckon the RS 100mm dropper with 355 over all (I assume this is extended length) will only extend around 15mm below based on my current set up, ample clearance methinks

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    Will drop you a line on here if I'm heading up to Llandegla again. It's a couple of hours in the car for me, and to be honest, not my favourite place to ride, but if I'm up that way again would be good to get a couple of Maverick's together... Do you ever ride anywhere further south at all?

    Anyway, sun just came out, and as I just fitted my new wheels yesterday (DT Swiss 240S rear, Maverick front, both on Mavic EN521's with DT comp spokes), I thought it a perfect opportunity to take (more) photos! Probably the most photo'd Maverick out there by now I reckon... ;-)




    Just in case you were wondering, I don't really "do" colour on my mountain bikes any more... Stealth is the way to go! My hardtail is exactly the same, raw Ti frame, and all black or silver components...

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    Maverick ML8 from Slovakia

    Hello, my Maverick ML8 i think is only one in my region Slovakia Bratislava.His name is Calamity.
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    Hi Marky, well recently did Glentress and Laggan and she rode beautifully even on a 1x10 setup (now 2x10) and installed a reverb, front end looks like spagetti !! The xfusion forks (DUC's like hens teeth) being my first coils felt nice and smooth but can dive a bit on smooth steep downhill techie stuff maybe I should adjust my style. lauched her off a 1.1/2' kicker landed from about 3' ish to flat and was amazed how smooth it was. I fancy Coed-y-Brenin next but one of the lads seems to fancy Dumfries dunno what's there fancy trying Cannock chase to sometime but will let you know.
    Boris, nice build brilliant name! Must've been doped when they named mine, Adoc for gods sake what's that? ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx1200r View Post
    Must've been doped when they named mine, Adoc for gods sake what's that? ?
    That's what you need after visiting the Hostel in Bratislava and having a Calamity.

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    Maverick in size small and well dressed - this bike was also also recently stolen hence I am in the market for another Maverick in a size small. PM me if anyone is parting with their's as I'm interested!

    Here is my own.
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    lol Alex good riposte but hostel or hospital? Sorry about the news Byron I'm sure all here will be looking out for you

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    Can't wait for the Sram xx1 1x11 setup.

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    frankenfenix ist ready to roll ( ... or it is 'rumble'? )

    good or bad, 'i'm still not sure - but it is growing on me ...













    as is, weight should be about 14.6kg (32.2lbs). the frame (size S) weighs 3.26kg with seat collar and ISCG05 adapter. the main frame is a mid metallic blue with a satin finish to match the finish on the ano rear triangle and the fork.

    i'll probably look for another non-setback adj. seatpost with minimal build height (suggestions?), and i'll probably swap the 9sp for 10sp rear cassette from my durance. the stem may prove to be a little too long too - we'll see. i may also go 170mm/black at the front, perhaps even b6.

    has anyone else tried running the speedball seat clamp 'facing down' to reduce build height?

    it's all clean and pimped now, but frankenfenix will be used in anger, so the bike won't stay like this for long ...

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    Very nice job ragetty the black rear end is a smart touch. Re "good or Bad", the looks or ride? I'm running the reverb on mine would the 100mm travel 355mm o/all fit? Mine weighs about the same.

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    So where are you guys getting your derailer hangers these days? After a failed attempt to switch to I.G.H. (Alfine 11), I'm going back to a derailer based drive train on my ML8. And when I have derailers, I tend to go through hangers like they're made of balsa wood. Hopefully it won't be as bad now, as I'm only doing a 1x9 Short Cage instead of a 3x9 Long Cage.

    Anyway, I bought a few from derailleurhanger.com before denouncing derailers, and those hangers all broke after just a few rides. And the company said I must not have adjusted them right. BS.
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    look here

    ebay. com /itm/110460007889?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1423.l2649

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    Derailleur hanger dropout for MAVERICK ml7 ml8 RED D75
    Item number: 110460007889
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    I have heard the hanger made by Wheels Manufacturing is the strongest one out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx1200r View Post
    Re "good or Bad", the looks or ride?
    the looks - but then there are very few bikes i like the look of from the side. bikes look way better when shot using the fore-shortened views (front left, rear left, etc.) ...

    Quote Originally Posted by zx1200r View Post
    I'm running the reverb on mine would the 100mm travel 355mm o/all fit? Mine weighs about the same.
    the travel is about right, the length is good too - but what is the lowest (i.e. seat post pushed all the way in) overall build height from the top of the seat post clamp on the frame up to the top the seat rails on the reverb?

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    Wheels Manufacturing does make more durable hangers than the stock Maverick ones, but they are, in fact, the ones sold by derailleurhanger.com. I, too, have broken my share of them.
    I found the e-bay site Derailleur Hanger dropout for Maverick ml7 ml8 80 | eBay
    They have excellent prices, and their part is much thicker and sturdier than either Wheels Manufacturing or OEM. Oh, and don't worry about the argument that it needs to be soft to break before your derailleur does, I've fallen on and broken these too, without damage to the derailleur!

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    Hi ragetty sorry took a bit of time getting back. Mine is the 125/380 post and measures about 65mm(2.5") from top of rail to bottom of the collar which sits against the clamp at it's lowest, should be same for all I'm thinking, hope that helps. Oh here's a link (If any one is interested) main point being the xfusion vengeance hlr coil fork I fitted.

    Xfusion vengeance HLR coil 2012 - YouTube
    Apologies in advance I sighted the cam a bit far back

    Conrad, cheers for the link reckon I'll get a couple they're around $29 here..
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    Quote Originally Posted by zx1200r View Post
    Apologies in advance I sighted the cam a bit far back
    the picture looks fine - certainly no mistaking which bike you're on

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    Cheers Ragetty, tbh it was a massive stroke of luck getting that frame as I was originally considering the new carbon whyte 146 or Mojo, never heard of Maverick. Spotted the ad in back page of MBUK though hmm 6.5" travel £540 needs a bit of research, glad I did.

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    My collection of Mavs and mojo.
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    That is a lovely collection of Mavericks you have there Voob, the white Durance is gorgeous.
    If you ever decide to sell it get in touch, I'll buy it straight away.

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    I'll second that 'nice collection of mavs' Voob. Well, it had to happen, luckily only ten mins into the ride, unlucky two chain fails the second one took the mech hangar with it. Course it was better than my first thought when I saw my xtr shadow swinging on the cable. Spares ordered, looks like the bluepig's out next ride

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    Things happen in twos

    Riding the ATC trails in Oakridge, Oregon this weekend. Shuttled up to Kate's Cutin and 10' into the trail the mech exploded and snapped the mech hanger in half. Hmmm..... Pulled out the chain tool and chose a gear for a half-assed trail side single speed conversion. Got my 18 miles in but it wasn't pretty.

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    Over the last few rides I have had two chain breaks that required chain and rear cassette replacement. I was about to start my ride yesterday only to have it finish before I started because the lower Monolink nut must have loosened during the previous ride and flew off. I did not noticed it during that ride. My fault for not checking. I have always been afraid this might happen as I have found loose monolink nuts before! Ethan is sending me one!

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    Here is a picture of it
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    Bugger, better check my nuts when I get home, loctite solution?

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    yep, blue for your nuts ...

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    "Blue Nuts! I have not had those since high school.
    I would still recommend checking your nuts even if you use loctite

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    Agreed then, loctite blue nutz and periodic check like the doctor said

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    I assume it was torqued to specification and such? That is pretty crazy, I suppose I should check mine, but I have never had a problem. Chains yes I have broken many. My sram power link was the last thing that broke actually I was sort of surprised at that shearing off.

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    I assume It was torqued to spec. I am not sure if I had tighten it or it was factory tight.
    I know I tightened the front/frame nut when I swapped the green rear triangle and monolink.
    I used to have the same problem with my Klein Palomino Maverick Monolink some years ago.
    I try to check every bolt tightness every so often but some slip through the cracks.
    The worse was a slightly loose stem bolt that caused an over the bar experience doing a technical downhill. I lived to tell about it.

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    ragetty, what hubs are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deematic View Post
    ragetty, what hubs are you using?
    on the ml8?

    it's the spike race28 wheelset from spank industries. i believe the hubs are only avalable in that blue in the complete set ...

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    Here's one picture of my ML7 called Astro

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    Maverick ML 7.5

    Maverick ML 7.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Warwick View Post
    Maverick in size small and well dressed - this bike was also also recently stolen hence I am in the market for another Maverick in a size small. PM me if anyone is parting with their's as I'm interested!

    Here is my own.
    Saw some git advertising this on ebay the other week and have just recovered it!!! Has made my year!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm 2008 ml8

    The # on this one is Loctite. I love this bike!
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    Last edited by Ponderosa; 10-28-2012 at 02:03 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponderosa View Post
    The # on this one is Loctite. I love this bike!
    Nice bike .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponderosa View Post
    The # on this one is Loctite. I love this bike!
    i must say, the DUC fork format really suits the ml8, but it's a little under spec'ed for my intended use ...

    pity the DUC36 didn't make it to market

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    You are right. The fox forks I tried made the the bike suspension feel unbalanced. I did not like them.
    A well working Duc32 is still the best option. Too bad about the 36.
    The inverted design will make a return.

    EXCLUSIVE: DVO Emerald Inverted DH Fork - First Look - Pinkbike

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    Quote Originally Posted by voob View Post
    You are right. The fox forks I tried made the the bike suspension feel unbalanced. I did not like them.
    A well working Duc32 is still the best option. Too bad about the 36.
    The inverted design will make a return.

    EXCLUSIVE: DVO Emerald Inverted DH Fork - First Look - Pinkbike
    This is the problem
    All current double crown forks in the MTB and the MX world utilize some sort of pinch-bolt system to hold the upper tubes in place, but DVO is considering a different method: collets.
    Why can't someone buy that patent for the h brace or whatever it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty View Post
    i must say, the DUC fork format really suits the ml8, but it's a little under spec'ed for my intended use ...

    pity the DUC36 didn't make it to market
    Perahps ... in the future ...
    Maverick ML7.2 / SC32
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    French Maverick Breeder :)

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    I never liked the DUC fork. I road two ML8s with it, and I much preferred my 160mm single crowns to it.
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    Hello,
    I've. Been following your build Seven build and I want to say it an awesome ride, I recently purchased a used seven duo which has nearly the same geometry as a medium maverick matic other than the stand over height which seems a little high, it's right up against my inseam, so,I'm wondering what your standover height and I seam are...if you don't mind me asking.

    Thanks !

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