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    Very little clearance but sufficient for a 3.8 Nate tire on a 80MM rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprduper View Post
    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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    Brand new never riden ML8 found in storage

    Post your Maverick!!-image.jpgFound this in storage brand new I think 2007 ml8 size XL. Let me know if anyone is interested..

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    Insatiable

    It's about time I posted pics of my ML8 here... I am the "lucky SOB" that won the frame at the Wydaho Rendezvous back in 2010.
    I've had her built for a couple of years now and just changed the drivetrain to 2x9.
    Meet "Insatiable":

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    I absolutely love this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioActive View Post
    It's about time I posted pics of my ML8 here... I am the "lucky SOB" that won the frame at the Wydaho Rendezvous back in 2010.
    I've had her built for a couple of years now and just changed the drivetrain to 2x9.
    Meet "Insatiable":



    I absolutely love this bike.
    Glad to hear it, I've only ever seen one other in my area. Draws more attention than all the mainstream stuff and does more than most of em to! Have a ball!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx1200r View Post
    Glad to hear it, I've only ever seen one other in my area. Draws more attention than all the mainstream stuff and does more than most of em to! Have a ball!
    Thanks!!

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    Oh, I forgot about the most important part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioActive View Post
    Oh, I forgot about the most important part!

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    what is this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stamatis View Post
    what is this?
    Bottle opener

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    The new DUC32 I just got, already install on my Nicolai.



    Thanks to Ethan I found the parts that where missing (31/8mm stem, "longer Steer tube", etc) plus a bunch of cool stickers


    And a pair of red guards for my SC32 fork on my fatbike, but so far I'm not to sure if I like them or not..
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    Post your Maverick!!

    Looks nice & I'm glad it fits your fat tired bike!


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    Hello all. First post here.
    I used to Mountain bike but living in NJ at the beach now and I limit my biking to get to and from work which is a 6 mile route on flat paved land. Yeah, kinda boring. I have lived in Tahoe and then Steamboat CO and remember my days on my RockShox/hardtail fondly.

    Here is why I am posting... I was in my company's warehouse looking for a box to ship a fork to a friend, and oddly enough I come across the perfect sized box. My warehouse manager tells me that I am welcome to the box and the thing that is inside of it. Well... to my surprise, I look down and the box is printed "Maverick American Fork". As I open it I realize quite quickly that I am looking at a brand new, still wrapped in plastic, full suspension mountain bike fork with matching Hub, Crown and some other goodies. The manager said it was shipped erroneously to our location about 8 years ago and he tried to return it but Maverick did not want it back. The fork in particular is a DUC32.

    So anyway.... After some limited googling, I find out that Maverick has been out of business for a little while now. But it seems that they made quite an impression on the MTB community and produced some excellent bikes during their run, many of which are still running.

    I am not sure what to do with the fork. The packing ship from Maverick lists the total of everything at $650. Is this a collector's item? Is this fork still being used? Would anyone be interested in it?

    When I say mint, I mean the pastic is still on the fork. I am not certain if i even want to sell it, but really, I have no use for it. I have enough random bike stuff sitting around so I am open to any and all inquiries.

    And in closing... being a brand-noob to this forum I sincerely apologize if this is the incorrect place to post something like this. I did not see a "marketplace forum" or anything that seemed to fit what I was writing about.


    Thanks for reading and take care.

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    Some people loved the DUC32. I never liked them. My ML8 has a single crown rock shox currently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    Hello all. First post here.
    I used to Mountain bike but living in NJ at the beach now and I limit my biking to get to and from work which is a 6 mile route on flat paved land. Yeah, kinda boring. I have lived in Tahoe and then Steamboat CO and remember my days on my RockShox/hardtail fondly.

    Here is why I am posting... I was in my company's warehouse looking for a box to ship a fork to a friend, and oddly enough I come across the perfect sized box. My warehouse manager tells me that I am welcome to the box and the thing that is inside of it. Well... to my surprise, I look down and the box is printed "Maverick American Fork". As I open it I realize quite quickly that I am looking at a brand new, still wrapped in plastic, full suspension mountain bike fork with matching Hub, Crown and some other goodies. The manager said it was shipped erroneously to our location about 8 years ago and he tried to return it but Maverick did not want it back. The fork in particular is a DUC32.

    So anyway.... After some limited googling, I find out that Maverick has been out of business for a little while now. But it seems that they made quite an impression on the MTB community and produced some excellent bikes during their run, many of which are still running.

    I am not sure what to do with the fork. The packing ship from Maverick lists the total of everything at $650. Is this a collector's item? Is this fork still being used? Would anyone be interested in it?

    When I say mint, I mean the pastic is still on the fork. I am not certain if i even want to sell it, but really, I have no use for it. I have enough random bike stuff sitting around so I am open to any and all inquiries.

    And in closing... being a brand-noob to this forum I sincerely apologize if this is the incorrect place to post something like this. I did not see a "marketplace forum" or anything that seemed to fit what I was writing about.


    Thanks for reading and take care.

    I am interested. How do I contact you? You dont have enough posts to receive pm. Let me know

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    I swap the forks around just for cosmetic issues..
    Post your Maverick!!-img_4350-m.jpg

    They look much better now..
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    Hello all....
    Regarding the new DUC32... I have received several PMs about the fork. but cannot yet reply because I have a low post number. So once I ge past ten I'll respond to all that have shown interest. IT iwl probably take a day ro two for me to find some relevant topics topics to contribute to.

    I will, however, post a few pics of the contents of the package as well.

    thanks

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    Pics of the New Duc32

    Here are pics the new Maverick DUC32.
    I will reply to all those that expressed interest in the fork with a price.
    Thanks for the help and interest!



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    this is the list invoice for the MAverick DUC32 package from the prior post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007machineguy View Post
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    Someone could be in for a good deal...
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    Here's my ML7, Size L and it's name is Non-Ferrous ML7, I named it Titan, a AI from the Deus Ex mod Project 2027, FYI.


    Speclist: Everything XT except for the shifters and FD, Sram gripshifts and a XTR M960-E type FD, ML7.2 rear shock which is REALLY in the need of a service, a Fox F32 RL 100mm fork [I want a 36 Talas, new shock or fork, choices!]

    Mavic Crossride Disc wheelset, IRC Mibro/Conti MK 2.2's, Selle Italia X2 saddle, A Ritchey stem, Specialized seatpost, some Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon bar ends and Race Face Evolve LowRiser bars.

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    Durance with XX1

    As she sits now:
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    I'm loving the XX1, even though I'm not usually a SRAM guy. So smooth and quiet with a wide range and Shimano-like shift effort. Never a dropped chain once and the bike weighs 25.5lb with a dropper, sealant, and 14mm f&r. This bike has been getting all of the love lately...

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    mbC that is a seriously light and capable bike, nice job I think my tractor (ML8) comes in around 33lb but then the xfusion forks weigh more than the frame lol

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    That certainly is nice. My ML8 is still below 30 but not once you get it muddy

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    Still want to sell?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    this is the list invoice for the MAverick DUC32 package from the prior post.
    If your still interested in selling, let us know as well! (unless "voob" beat me to it!!!)
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    Changed a few components on my Durance since its last appearance on here, so thought I'd take another photo or two...





    New RF Turbine Cranks, Deore brakes (wow, seriously!) and a change of tyres and pedals since last time... Just waiting for it to finally dry out a bit more here in the UK, so I can finally take the mud tyre off the back and put something faster rolling on (yes really, in May!).

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    Lol know what you mean, hail, rain and then warm barmy sunshine then more rain in the same day. You running 3 rings up front? I ask because I went to two as I thought the shift to the bigger ring a bit vague on my ML8, I haven't missed it anyway. Your baby looks sweet, I couldn't get DUC's for my build but the xfusion 170/36mm run well. I've been running Shwalbe Hans Dampf tubeless for the last 6 months and love them wet or dry. Pity the carbon DUC36's never saw prodution.
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    Running a Double setup, 24/36/Bash, same as I have been for a while now. I ditched 3 front rings as I used to spend almost all my time in the 32, with the chain flapping about. Had 24/36 on a previous bike and decided to go the same route, personally I find it an ideal compromise. Just eyeing up a new clutch mech for it at the moment, see if they're as good as they're cracked up to be. Also looking for a new rear tyre...

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    My ML8-DUC32 from my Dr Frankenstien ' Its Alive' post

    So her is da chika after one ride yesterday


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    The bike with no name...

    Not sure of age...

    New Monolink, up-rated shock, xt/xtr shifters & RM, Hope ceramic bb, Reba RTL dual air, Hope XC hubs, Raceface XC cranks and NOS wildgrippers.
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    Jeez if you ever ride it on the road you'll never be at risk! Well pimped!

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    Ha!

    If less is more just think how much more more would be...

    Actually that picture a little old.

    It now has gold pedles and bb shell to match the seat post.

    ...plus a fair bit more mud!

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    Mud and fun is what it's all about
    Had "Adoc" just over 12mths now and I need to change the linkage bearings for the second time is this normal? Maybe maintenance needs to be more than post ride clean and lube? Might just start a check on them every 3-4 rides though I do check for play pretty often. On another note I let my mate ride her as his cannondale lefty was in for fettling, now he's the type who just rides steady no dramas but was very impressed how well the ML8 climbs and confidence he felt in corners.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm "Locktite" on the way to Fruita and Grand Junction for a couple of days of fun.

    Stop over in Frisco so we could fuel up. The car and us!

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    my ml8 'frankenfenix' out in it's natural environment - alpine trails, rocks, rain, mud & cow 5hit

    idealy i would prefer less of the last 3

    updates:

    sram 1070 11-36 10sp cassette with General Lee 25t/29t/34t/40t adapter
    sram x9 deraileur, medium, type 2
    sram s1400 crank, spiderless with 'chain-retaining' 30t ring from absoluteblack
    bionicon c-guide
    onza ibex dh 2.4", RC255a rubber

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    The hubs, bars, and chain ring really make that bike pop ragetty! Sweet looking machine.

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    thx!

    i forgot to mention the addition of extra cups for the head set bearings so that the fork angle is flattened by about 1.5° - despite abuse everything has been holding up fine ...

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    Although it is not mine, guess it is worth to post:




    I am trying to buy it, but it's not easy.
    Anymore info or pics about this custom paintjobs?
    I have seen this one too:
    https://forums.mtbr.com/maverick/coo...ml#post6510573

    and this one:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007machineguy View Post
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    Certainly this is going to be EXTREMELY expensive, but how much are you asking for it? can't PM because of the idiotic post rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnie View Post
    Although it is not mine, guess it is worth to post:



    I am trying to buy it, but it's not easy.
    Anymore info or pics about this custom paintjobs?
    I have seen this one too:
    https://forums.mtbr.com/maverick/coo...ml#post6510573

    and this one:
    I like it. This is the old style ML7 sold until 2004 with custom paints. Flowers, fishes ...
    I remember the all first website ... A great time for Maverick, so sad it is finished
    Maverick ML7.2 / SC32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpamayo View Post
    I like it. This is the old style ML7 sold until 2004 with custom paints. Flowers, fishes ...
    I remember the all first website ... A great time for Maverick, so sad it is finished
    Do you have any pics of it?
    I tried internet archieve but only found this pic:



    Does it have any difference from later ML7?
    At least on the back suspension it says fox

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnie View Post
    Do you have any pics of it?
    I tried internet archieve but only found this pic:



    Does it have any difference from later ML7?
    At least on the back suspension it says fox
    That's a early ML7 with a Fox-Maverick rear shock, kinda rare by now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty View Post
    thx!

    i forgot to mention the addition of extra cups for the head set bearings so that the fork angle is flattened by about 1.5° - despite abuse everything has been holding up fine ...
    which headset did you use?

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    the standard 1 1/8" integrated campy recommended for maverick frames - effectively the cups just lengthen and flatten the steerer path through the headtube, replacing the bearing surfaces in the headtube with 'external ones'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty View Post
    the standard 1 1/8" integrated campy recommended for maverick frames - effectively the cups just lengthen and flatten the steerer path through the headtube, replacing the bearing surfaces in the headtube with 'external ones'.
    I thought that you use cane creek angleset headset.
    your patent seems a little difficult , isn't it?
    Do you have any photos?

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    no, the crane creek angleset is NOT made for the maverick type of head tube (1 1/8" integrated/campagnolo).

    i got my bearing cups from saar gelvan in israel. i believe there is another company in the UK that is making similar adapters (but perhaps not for integrated head tubes). they are not cheap, but service and attention from saar gelvan could not be better.

    the bearing cups are machined for a specific length of head tube, which also determines how much the angle can be adjusted (the shorter, the better). mine are installed on the durance/DUC32 (gives a little over 67°) and on my ml8/lyrik (gives a little over 66°). both set-ups are working fine, despite being used hard in the rough - but then i only weigh 72kg kitted up

    you can see in the images how the top bearing is set back with respect to the head tube. the lower bearing is also set forward. the overall change in steering angle results from this, plus 12mm additional stack height ...

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    thank you ragetty. Good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty View Post
    the overall change in steering angle results from this, plus 12mm additional stack height ...

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    How has this affected the climbing ability of the bikes?
    Are the cups glued into the frame head tube cups? Are they removable to reverse back to original. What about the affect of the new trail and rake on the fork stanchions. Directional forces will be different.

    I had thought of doing this and contacted Saar but changed my mind due to the steepness/climbing of my local trails. This is why I decided to try a 650b front wheel.

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    i'm in the alps and we have some steep climbs here - climbing abilty is not impaired, at least not that i have noticed.

    they are 'glued' with loctite green (as for bearings), saar actually recommends this too. and so yes, they are removable.

    i had my duc32 in one of the first giant reign frames, and the head angle must have been about 66° too - again without issue. strictly speaking, i don't remember maverick ever placing any restriction (re. head angle) on the use of the duc32. lastly, a 650b wheel will change your geometry too, and i don't see ethan saying 'stop'.

    personally, i think it is the best (external) thing you can do to help the fork perform. naturally, the frames were not designed for this, so everyone must decide for themselves ...

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    ... note that you do have to check the exact dimensions on the maverick head tubes, as they may not be exact to spec - specifically the depth of the bearing seats below/above the top/bottom of the head tube:

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    Here is mine:




    Ml8 (found brand new in a store)
    DUC 32
    Shimano 105 Triple Front D.
    Shimano XT 3x10
    Race Face Next Carbon Handlebar
    Frm scandium seat post
    SMP Hybrid Saddle
    Hope Brakes
    Mavic wheels (front hub maverick and rear is hope, with new bearings)
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    Looks Mint!! Personally I'd go 2x10 or even 1x11 if I had the cash, shifting wasn't so good when I had the 3 so changed it pretty soon after build. Lucky you

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    This bike was given to me in exchange of two month work in a bicycle store with was the importer of maverick to Portugal.
    It was kinda built "as I wanted", I had the option of having 2x10spd but I guess the mount for the derailleur needed to be machined, and I though it wasn't robust enough.
    And since I never ran 2x10 but only 3x9 I decided to stay with 3x10.
    The frame was new and was getting dust because it missed some parts (which I managed to find).
    Only front suspension needs to go to our friend alpatech in France to get good revision and maybe some tune up.
    Now unfortunately I am in 1 year Erasmus in Slovenia but when I arrive to Portugal in Xmas it will get a good ride

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    I didn't do any machining for my setup on a 2006 frame but 3x10'll get your where you want to go anyway. Enjoy Slovenia and have a blast when you get back bro.

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    Me new to me ML-7, a work in progress, waiting for the front derailleur parts from Ethan..
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    I also need to thank you guys for the wonderful attitude and willingness to share what you know..

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    nice bike and duc32. don't be afraid to have a yard sale.

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    nice bike and duc32. don't be afraid to have a yard sale.

    Tell me about it way to much stuff, this is how my "parts storage" looks like and even then I end up buying a bunch of brand new parts since the Maverick's are so specific..
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    I decide to go with a White Flite and a Hope QR seat collar to add some color even if it clashes with the "mango" from the forks a little.
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    I also wrap the chainstay with "self Vulcanizing" tape, really neat material.
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    Actually I'm thinking of painting the new frame White or at least a bright fun color, any pictures of white ML-7's around..?? the flat black is just to boring for me..

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    My new ML-7 almost complete..


    I don't really like the mate black anodizing, so I may painted in the near future.


    Pretty aluminum bolts just for bling, The "Rollamagic" works great with such a swingarm like the ML-7.


    I cross the cables to "the other side" for rounder curves and better shifting.
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    More pretty bolts, hopefully they will not fail.
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    Still missing some parts.
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    I need to thank Ethan for been so helpful..

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    Good to see she is coming together. It looks like you have the Travis Brown version of the DUC32 that originally came on a Trek 69er. The good news is that it had a nicely tricked out damper with an IFP. The bad news (not really bad news) is that it also came with travel reducing spacers for a 29er front wheel. If you haven't checked, you may want to open up that fork and see if those spacers are still there. If you stay with a 26" front wheel you can remove the spacers (leave the bottom out bumpers!) for more travel.

    On second thought, maybe the reduced travel is a better match for the ML7. Anyone else out there have thoughts on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by g_henrys View Post
    Good to see she is coming together. It looks like you have the Travis Brown version of the DUC32 that originally came on a Trek 69er. The good news is that it had a nicely tricked out damper with an IFP. The bad news (not really bad news) is that it also came with travel reducing spacers for a 29er front wheel. If you haven't checked, you may want to open up that fork and see if those spacers are still there. If you stay with a 26" front wheel you can remove the spacers (leave the bottom out bumpers!) for more travel.

    On second thought, maybe the reduced travel is a better match for the ML7. Anyone else out there have thoughts on that?
    Thanks senor, yes the fork is from a trek and I already to the 29er spacer long time ago..

    Ps: you guys know so much about this bikes, what a wonderful forum..

    PsII: I install a crossmax wheel in the back and I'm sending the front wheel to a great friend and amazing fabricator to the get a Maverick compatible axle made..

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    My Mono-Link family

    Here is my Mono-Link collection. Tracky (ML7), Gary (Klein) Mabel (Wifes new Matic), and Trigger (Durance) and Diesel our riding buddy. I ordered these new frames from Ethan and he allowed us to pick our names. I didn't see the post of someone else with a ML8 named Trigger till after I ordered. The older ML7 and Palomino will donate their parts then get put on ebay.
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    Still Loving my Durance

    Posted around page 8. Upgrades to brakes, drivetrain and have gone through a few tires. Just had the suspension cleaned out with new seals and oil by Independent Suspension Operation and it is running great.
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    Bought this ML8 off eBay about a month ago.. still getting it dialed, but so far, so good
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    The ML-7 with Mavic crossmax wheels.


    Axle thanks to JP Morgen amazing fabricator and a hell of a bicycle rider too.

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    Okay she is ready at least for now..

    New cables & housing, pretty mango M5 aluminum bolts and a dropper post..

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    Do you have any close up pictures of the bolts? Also can you tell me where you got them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by t22a80 View Post
    Do you have any close up pictures of the bolts? Also can you tell me where you got them?
    Sure I do..

    The rear ones.


    The front ones..


    I got the mango bolts from pro-bolt USA, but be careful they are kind of a ripoff, not only the bolts are super expensive but they charge $8.75 to ship them and to make it worst it took almost 11 day to deliver them..

    Now if you need a source red ones, gold ones or even black I have a source for much cheaper ones and shipping is free if you order more than 20

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    Another little trick I did was to perform my trademark Safety wire job on the grips, they will never move, no matter how wet they get, no need for glue and I also like they way they look, plus is far more difficult to cut the grips and get the handle bar components stolen (not like I ever leave my bikes unattended)

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    Quote Originally Posted by t22a80 View Post
    Here is my Mono-Link collection. Tracky (ML7), Gary (Klein) Mabel (Wifes new Matic), and Trigger (Durance) and Diesel our riding buddy. I ordered these new frames from Ethan and he allowed us to pick our names. I didn't see the post of someone else with a ML8 named Trigger till after I ordered. The older ML7 and Palomino will donate their parts then get put on ebay.
    Wish I lived nearby my wife has an orange palimino, but she would die for that blue one. I would love to swap

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    The ML-7 has become my favorite bike and I have plenty, so she is getting the best of my stuff including this Hope brakes that work so well.


    So I got new stickers from Ethan But as a big dummy I think I install them a little to low (of a angle) on the downtube.

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    A Maverick ML8 from Greece. It was my first ride today. Excellent.
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    Hi stamatis, tasty build liking the colour scheme and attention to detail re rear shock valve cap and the rear crap catcher that brake hose a touch long maybe?

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    Thanks zx1200r .
    I must cut the brake hose. The rear fender is DIY.
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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    Quote Originally Posted by stamatis View Post
    Thanks zx1200r .
    I must cut the brake hose. The rear fender is DIY.
    Three more photos of building and one with Mt Olympus in backwards
    Good to see your bike Stamatis.
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    Thanks Alpamayo

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    Good job! Poway to the Sea

    Well, it's been a while, but here's the 69'er with the Brown DUC after a singletrack ride from the top of Poway/Lakeside to the sea... fork's all good.

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    i like it very much

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    I got a 12mm x 135mm rear axle with fun bolts for my Chris king hub and I have to say it makes a big difference in how the rear en feels..

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    Hello from germany. Here my durance

    Build it before 2weeks. The frame and fork was nos

    Love it

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    Nice bike Damian. If ever you need spare or are facing troubles contact me [email protected]. Not sure there is still a Maverick center in Germany. (I'm in France).
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    Cheers. That is oerfekt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpamayo View Post
    ... not sure there is still a Maverick center in Germany ...
    there is not - tout-terrain.de did provide full sales and support, but they now only provide support for those products still current (and complementary) to their 'touring' portfolio, i.e. SC32 and the Speedball (if i remember correctly!!). for service, i think the best EU option right now is alpamayo ...

    apparently tout terrain do still have a fair catalogue of spare parts (ca. Sept. 2013):

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    Hi Damian,

    if you need help, service or spare parts for your Maverick you can contact me as well. I have most of the parts in stock for frame, fork and damper. I´m located in Germany (Bielefeld area) and have all the necessary tools for the job.

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    Hey quietscho i'm in germany Hannover. Are you in the IBC germany? Verdammte Axt mein schreib englisch ist echt scheiße xD

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    Hallo Damian,

    Du kannst mir eine PM (Private Message) über das Forum hier senden wenn Du Hilfe/ Ersatzteile etc. benötigst. Im IBC Forum schaue ich mich auch regelmäßig um, bin aber kein IBC "Vereins" Mitglied falls Du das meinst?! Maverick kenne/kannte ich sehr gut, war selber damals in Golden/USA und habe regelmäßig Kontakt zum ehem. Techniker Ethan. Leider ist die Company Ende 2011 geschlossen worden und viele warten hier auf einen evtl. Neuanfang. Die Bikes sind aber immer noch state of the art und Teile etc. gibt es noch genügend. Also melde Dich bei Bedarf.

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    Gut sehr gut. Aber meins ist ja neu daher komme ich vllt demnächst mal auf dich zurück. Danke erstmal

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    First ride love it!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Damianfromhell View Post
    First ride love it!




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    Time for an updated picture of my ML8. Here's a shot of my monolink trying to run away from the rest of the bike. It's soooooo close to freedom!



    Of course my frame (that i've been riding hard since 2008) gives up now, I'm closing on a new house in 3 weeks. It's not like it's going to die when I'm rolling in the dough! Noooooooo wayyyyyyy. So I'm hoping Ethan might be able to hook me up some how. If not.... Debt here I come.
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    Wow , it is my first time to see something like that. A cracked weld.
    Usually the cracked part is the metal around the weld , but no the weld.

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    So I actually cracked the rear triangle of this frame in the exact same way. The welds along the base of the shock body both started to split right in the middle of the welds.

    Now, given the abuse this bike has taken, I'm hesitant to call it defective. I mean, there's only so many drops a 6 lb piece of metal can take. I wonder how many feet i've dropped on this bike, if you add them all up together!

    But anyway, I have always been told that the welds are stronger than the original metal, so I too am a little surprised that I keep splitting welds right down the middle like this.

    It's actually been 6 full riding seasons, you can't complain about that.
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    Although not maverick, it was made with an SC32 and 24/7 hub =)
    It will be a nice company to my ML8
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    Looks good

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    KleinPus........full sus 29+ :)

    Some of you may remember my Fat Klein conversion.

    Then (some time later), 29er+ appeared.

    So I measured and it 'looked' possible

    Rabbit holes built onto Mav front hub and Salsa 170mm rear.

    Knards added.

    Held breathe.......THEY FIT, but only just.

    Judicious use a B**tard file and angle grinder, much better.

    I like it
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    AW: Post your Maverick!!

    I love it *-* here a new update. Old rims and duc 32 is for sale.



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    I still have that ML8 rear triangle & shock if anyone want$ one.
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    If it's fit in the durance I'm interested ^^

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    Here's my 2005 ML7 "Northrop" enjoying the sun.








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    Hi. My name is Kevin.

    I recently bought a used Maverick ML8 and I didn't realized that it use integrated rear shocks. Is there any where I can get spares if the rear shock fail?

    As for the front forks, can I change to other forks from Fox or Rock Shox?

    Thanks

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    Any front fork will fit, I use a rock shox lyric air.

    As for the rear shock, there is a company doing service on Mavericks, and he's probably going to read this and reply...
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    Thank you fellsbiker. At least I know I am not buying a great bike that end up useless because there is no more parts.

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    Welcome to Maverick riding Kevin. [email protected] has always been able to supply any parts that I've needed for my rear shock, he's a very helpful guy too.
    You can use any fork with a straight steerer tube that you want but your current front hub may not be compatible if it matches your Maverick fork.
    Again Ethan can supply parts for these and offers a rebuild / repair service if needed.
    That's a great riding bike you have there enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightning69 View Post
    Is there any where I can get spares if the rear shock fail?
    mavericksuspension.com will be a good address

    Quote Originally Posted by lightning69 View Post
    As for the front forks, can I change to other forks from Fox or Rock Shox?
    you can use any other 1 1/8 fork. Let me know, if you'd like to sell the DUC :-)

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    Well if people are looking to buy Maverick stuff, I still have an ML8 rear triangle with shock for sale
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    Kinda cool to see how quickly riders still attent to the potential of spare parts and/or a DUC for sale. Personally, I suggest you rebuild/tune the front and rear suspension and build that thing out. Both shocks work great.

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    Is there any way we can mod the rear suspension to use Fox shocks etc?

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    The body of the shock is part of the frame. You'd have to be part engineer, part artist, part robot to make a mods like that. And even then, it probably won't work. Most shocks have a pivot on either end, you need a shock that only move linearly to work with this style of suspension. In theory, if the bike got popular enough, 3rd parties like Fox could have started making replacement internals for the maverick but as far as I know, that didn't happen. But the last replacement internals I got from ethan last spring were really good. My bike rides very smooth, I'm a happy camper.
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    Ok. Got it. I try searching for more info on the Maverick suspension but could not find any. That worries me a bit on how to repair and service it.

    Is the rear and front shocks both air shocks? Can the suspension be tunes to accommodate different rider's weight?

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    I don't know anything about the fronts, I use non-Maverick forks. But the rear is what they call a coil assisted air. Its basically a weak coil plus air. So yea you can adjust to air to match the rider weight. You need to email ethan, he can give you all the info you will ever need on the thing.
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    New member on forum and new stallion in my stable

    Dear all,
    My dreams finally came true.
    Ten years ago I got new C-dale Gemini with DUC32 on it. Good bike and superb fork. I was so amazed with the fork to start digging about the company who produce such beauty…. Since uncle “G” knows everything I got the producer in no time, went on the page and my love split in two ways……ML8 and DUC32. Due to the business matter I left my bike passion for some years but got it back few years ago…and found Patrice from Aalpatec….all the rest is the history.
    Bike is even beyond my most wished dreams
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    Very Nice

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    Meet Batiste, my "new" Maverick ML8, just retired my Durance.

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    It feels so good!
    • Maverick ML8 165mm frame
    • Fox Factory RC2 160mm 36
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    • Hope ceramic BB
    • King hubs, Mavic 819 UST, 2.35 Nevegals
    • Cromag saddle, bars
    • Maverick dropper post
    • Candy 4Ti pedals

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    Love it!

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    I finished buildling up my gf's small maverick. It's looking pretty good. I had to throw my old drive train and pedals, her Shimano 11 speed and blue pedals are back ordered, it will look even sharper with them. Her's is a small, and the green one is mine, a large. But built up more like a medium with the seat position and stem length.





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    My new (to me) ML-8

    I've had a Klein Palomino for quite a few years now. I was just recently able to upgrade to an ML-8 and I like it even more than I thought I would.
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    That's a good lookin' bike! Congrats!

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    Excellent!
    I miss my ml8. The good news is I sold it to a good friend who is loving it. So not a total loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tymelero View Post
    I miss my ml8. The good news is I sold it to a good friend who is loving it. So not a total loss.
    I still have mine, I can't let it go.
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    Not maverick, but a Klein Palomino with Maverick upgrade Kit.
    This was bought on the budget, so some parts are low end, and as soon as possibl€ will be traded:

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    I present "Monkey"

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    Took her out!

    Got to hit Ute Valley Loop trail in Colorado Springs yesterday.....what an awesome ride!

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    Got this idea from mtbher on page 9. Works like a charm!

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    Another awesome March day in Colorado....

    Took advantage of another beautiful March day in Colorado. Palmer Park in Colorado Springs was a blast!!!

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    Not sure why my pics above are not working, let me try again uploading them directly:

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    This was just after I got the green frame. It was at it's maximum greenness.

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    "his & hers" ML8s. A let my gf ride mine on a ride once and it seemed to suit her well so we built her up one. Green is large, ML8 doo doo colored is small.

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    Configured for a day of Highland, single speed and aggressive knobby tires. 4.5 hours, 17 runs, and now I need to send my shock back to Ethan :/

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    This drop is huuuuuuuuuge, you're in the air for so long. And it's a very flat landing. Vietnam, MA.

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    Sad day for my Maverick. I gave those welds a close inspection and sadly found a crack starting to grow. In the same exact spot as my previous ML8. Seems like I can only ride one of these bikes for 3-4 years until they literally start coming apart at the seems. I love them but I think it might be time for me to try something else. I've actually been thinking about one of those 29" Specialized Enduros. I also really like that new Ibis Mojo HD4 but Ibis is WAYYYYYY out of the budget.

    The funny thing is i only weigh 155lbs. And I ride very smooth. But I ride such rough trails, and I do so many miles, it all adds up fast.
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    If ever there was a bike that screamed for a 1x conversion, it's the Maverick with its relatively-squirrelly FD configuration. Anyway, I just converted my Durance to 1x12 w/ GX Eagle. I haven't even had a chance to ride it yet but here are a few pics. In the stand anyway, Eagle shifts very, very, surprisingly well. And there's no weird derailing when backpedaling in the 50t cog or anything.
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    watch out for rear der ground strikes *lol*

    seriously, you have just convinced me to stay with 1x10 or hsx10 on my durance, and with a first gear cog of 40T or below ==> max. medium cage!
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    e.13 makes a 9-46 cassette that is 11 speed, but actually has greater range than 12 speed eagle! I'm hoping to get one of those soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty View Post
    watch out for rear der ground strikes *lol*

    seriously, you have just convinced me to stay with 1x10 or hsx10 on my durance, and with a first gear cog of 40T or below ==> max. medium cage!
    So, at most, a medium cage RD is, what, an inch shorter? FWIW, a 27.5"-wheeled bike with an Eagle RD would give you, at most, an additional 3/4" of RD clearance. If something's gonna bite my Eagle derailleur, chances are it'll bite a medium cage 1x11 Shimano RD (look at this Klein) or an Eagle derailleur on a 27.5"-wheeled bike too.

    It does look weird, but I doubt it'll be a big deal.

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    out of curiosity i just measured the ground clearance for the RD (mid-cassette) on my durance (10sp., 1 x 11-36, sram x.9 medium cage) and my intense tracer t275c (11sp., 1 x e.13 9-44, sram x0) ... both are around 17cm - 17.5cm. the lowest point of the RD from the centre of the rear axle is roughly 16.5 and 18cm, respectively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty View Post
    out of curiosity i just measured the ground clearance for the RD (mid-cassette) on my durance (10sp., 1 x 11-36, sram x.9 medium cage) and my intense tracer t275c (11sp., 1 x e.13 11-44, sram x0) ... both are around 17cm - 17.5cm. the lowest point of the RD from the centre of the rear axle is roughly 16.5 and 18cm, respectively.
    Interesting, but it's really apples to oranges. A more valid comparison would be the ground clearance if you had GX Eagle installed on your Tracer.

    I'm out of town and will measure mine when I get back. It's probably somewhere around 10-12cm. I have 11-speed 11-46 M8000 on my 26" SC Chameleon and will measure that one too for s&g's.

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    Maverick Durance 2008 rebuild ... some powder coat wound repair, some tlc for the suspension, new brakes, a 1x10 drivetrain, and mallet E pedals ... still 26", still great to ride.

    I'm checking the suspension tune with the Shockwiz:

    70kg rider weight
    flat side UP (to keep things supple, as installed by Ethan)
    21/18/16 0.1mm shims (to keep things supple, as installed by Ethan)
    effective 6wt oil @ 70psi in the damper (was 5wt @ 70psi)

    Shockwiz is telling me to only mildly soften HSC (which I will ignore, instead simply dropping air pressure a tad if I need to use more travel), and to mildly raise LSC to reduce bob (but the lock-out is still installed, so ignore again).

    In other words, Ethan's fettling on the DUC32 back in 2011/2012 was more or less spot on, and still meets my needs today (technical and mildly competitive AM/enduro).

    Now on to the rear shock ...









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    Hopefully this isnt a bad place to ask for some advice on these frames.

    So, I helped out a co-worker a bunch and as a token of his appreciation he gave me an ML8 frame with a Rockshock Revelation as seen below.Post your Maverick!!-ml8_revelation.jpg


    The only significant damage I can find is this scrape;
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    I am thinking about building this frame up as a 2nd bike. I was wondering if people here think it would still be worth it to invest in this frame. The emblem on the headtube is labeled "Aug.13.06" making this frame 11 years old if it's accurate. I know that bike tech is always advancing and that many suspension designs from the 80s/90s are now considered "obsolete".

    I've never owned or ridden a full suspension bike before so I am very unfamiliar with the pros and cons of any designs. My coworker insisted it was once the best-of-the-best, but he is known for sugar coating things!

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    An ML8 is very well suited most 'normal' riding. It can even handle some drops. But if you go drop-crazy, the frame won't last more than a few years. And the shock isn't as plush as modern bike shocks. And I've always had problems with the rebound settings. But it's still a great bike and you have the best possible starting point, color-wise

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    Here's the latest upgrade to my Maverick Durance -- I installed a new 2018 Fox 32 FLOAT 26 150mm Performance Series fork. I figured why not upgrade with what's surely to be one of the last new 26" straight-steerer forks produced. The only difference between this fork and the TOTL Factory versions is the stanchion coating (black ano vs. Kashima) and the damper cartridge (FIT GRIP vs. FIT4). The FIT4 damper is a drop-in $200 upgrade should I choose to go that route and the stanchion coating is purely cosmetic and I prefer the black. So, woot!!

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    Speaking of forks, that coworker that gave me the ML8 gave me 2 forks. The Rockshox Revelation(spacing 20x110) I am not sure about the date but he said probably around 2011ish. He also gave me a rockshox Totem RC2 DH which he said he got around the same time as the Revelation with the same spacing(see below)


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    Which fork would be better suited for rather rough Michigan trails with logpike and occasional hard 8 inch to 24 inch drops on hardpack with untrimmed roots and volleyball sized rocks?

    Even though the the totem is a bit heavier (6.2LB vs 3.7LB) it looks quite a bit more robust.

    Weight isn't too much of a concern if I can keep the bike around or lower than 36LB.

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    Well, My ML8 lives once again!

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    I kinda went all out with it since I wanted it to be as nice or better than my existing fatbike. It's got a 2011 Totem Solo air upfront, XTR trail brakes, WTB ASYM i35 rims, and a Rohloff in the back so it'll be just like my fatbike in a few ways.

    Steering is unbelievably light compared to my fatbike!

    I'll have to wait a bit still I can ride it out on the trails. We still got ice/snow out there and even once it melts it'll take some time for the trails not to be mud pits. Kinda sad about that but on the bright side, it's done!

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    The final weigh-in is 35.2LB so mission accomplished of keeping under my fatbike weight of 36.5ish

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    Is Fox still making that strait steerer fork? I'm in a similar situation, never got around to building my Durance (believe it or not, 9 yrs later...) and finding all the standards have changed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTail View Post
    Is Fox still making that strait steerer fork? I'm in a similar situation, never got around to building my Durance (believe it or not, 9 yrs later...) and finding all the standards have changed!
    I Don't know if Fox ever made a Totem, but mine was made by Rockshox. Rockshox doesn't make them anymore. I don't know the exact date, but it seems like 2012 was the last year for the Totem.

    Fox does appear to still make Peformance 32(XC), factory 36(all mountain, and factory 40(Downhill) forks in Straight 1.125 for 26 wheels.

    If you want a new fork like the Totem on my ML8 you are in a bit of a pickle because no one seems to make any forks quite like it right now. My totem has 40mm stanchions, 180mm of travel, and weighs about 5.8LB. According to Fox's website the factory 36 for 26 inch wheels with a 1.125 steerer only comes in 160mm of travel and it's stanchions are 36mm. The Factory 40 in the same configuration has 203mm of travel, a double crown which may effect your stem height, and 40mm stanchions. Allegedly according to some websites the factory 36 weighs 4.6 pounds and the Factory 40 weighs about 6.2 pounds. I think those would be your closest NEW options. If I had to replace my fork right now I am not sure which I'd choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTail View Post
    Is Fox still making that strait steerer fork? I'm in a similar situation, never got around to building my Durance (believe it or not, 9 yrs later...) and finding all the standards have changed!
    I installed a 2018 32 FLOAT 26 150mm on my Durance. It's the one with the GRIP damper and it has a straight steerer. I haven't looked at the 2019 line-up to see whether they still offer that model.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Fun Story.
    Last season, I noticed my ML8 frame starting to crack at the base of the shock. I figure it's time to step up to all the modern tech, so this April I got myself a nice Santa Cruz Hightower LT.

    Tonight I was finally getting around to cleaning the old Maverick. I plan on building it back up with the most basic of components and using it as my indoor basement "rollers" bike only. As I'm cleaning it, I make quite a discovery.

    This is the crack at the base of the shock (on the right) that caused me to retire the bike:
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    And this is what I found tonight while cleaning the bike:
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    How am I alive? I have no idea. That bike was retired just in the nick of time! Thing is, when I found the crack at the base of the shock, I looked over this spot too because I've cracked other ML8s in both of these spots before.

    So this makes THREE rear triangles cracked at the base of the shock and TWO front triangles cracked at the weld along the link. So what ever happened to the weld being stronger than the surrounding metal? I was still planning on using this bike as a winter exercise bike, hopefully it is strong enough for that light duty.

    But everyone keep a close eye on your frames! This green frame was only 3 seasons old! My other one started to crack the rear triangle after 4 seasons and the front triangle after 6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fellsbiker View Post
    And this is what I found tonight while cleaning the bike:
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    Damn son! That's why I always inspect my bikes before each ride!

    I hope my ML8 doesnt crack anytime soon but only time will tell I suppose.

    A halfway decent machine shop should be able to grind those welds away and reweld the frame if you want to salvage the bike. It wont look pretty but it'd run fine!

    Best of luck to you.

    EDIT: I'll buy the shock from your frame if you're willing to sell it!
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    And that's all she wrote! Riding a bike on rollers is pretty easy on the frame, I was hoping to get some more time off my maverick as my indoor winter training bike. But alas, it was not meant to be. Tonight, it cracked in half while pedaling.

    This makes two ML8 front triangles and three rear triangles, all cracking at the welds. I'm going to go out on a limb here and way these frames had bad welding. All you guys riding these bikes, make sure you check the welds around each side of the monolink and around the base of the shock regularly!
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    Strange, seems like some hold up forever and others break prematurely. A couple of my coworkers out in Cali have ridden their ML8s on downhill and rough trails multiple times a week for over a decade and have no trouble, but others seem to have gotten cracks from just light trails over a few years.

    I wonder if they had multiple different welders working on these frames? Perhaps some welders working on them didn't consistently do a good job?

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    I will check my ML8.What a pity

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    Wow, that is crazy! I will definitely try to check mine. I have a green and orange that seem ok, but after seeing that, I will keep my eyes open. That is actually a much better spot than the headtube or top tube to crack though. It seems like you might walk away from it in decent shape.

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    Maverick / Klein stuff found

    Those are niiice hubs!

    Scrolling through the thread that I hadn't looked at for a while, however, I noted the cracked ML8 frames and I am reminded that I just came across a pretty large stockpile of Klein Palomino frames, front triangles, Maverick rear shocks etc... at a San Diego area bike shop. They're not mine, but you can see some of it on the Facebook page for Leucadia Cyclery. A few shots on my Facebook page, too.

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    Just got this and I love it don't now much about it but Best ridding bike I have ever been on.

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    Well, Its been about 2 years since I first built up an ML8 with a Rockshox Totem. I completely fell in love with the handling of the bike. It was very nimble and climbed almost as well as my fatbike and handled descents far better. It also turns super tight. The only changes I made since building it was switching to Magic Mary tires and going tubeless; this made it roll slightly slower but the grip was far superior. I also had the shock and Totem rebuilt and serviced by Ethan at the Flow Zone.

    The only niggling problem was that it felt cramped. Even with a 75mm stem, a 25mm setback seatpost, and the seat all the way back it still felt cramped. I could mostly get used to it, but it still wore my leg out a bit faster than my fatbike and I could feel that I wasnt able to pedal quite as well on it compared to my fatbike. I am fairly certain it was a sizing problem because when I initially switched from a straight seatpost to a 25mm setback one, moved the seat back, and went from a 35mm stem to a 75mm stem; pedaling felt better and I didn't get wore out as quickly.

    Also during tighter turns I was always at risk of banging my knees if I pedaled. Since Ethan at the Flow Zone seemed to have a wide array of parts for Maverick frames, I asked if he had a ML8 frame in Large. Sadly he did not. However, he did inform me that he did have an ML8 frame in XL new and unused with an updated rear shock! I decided to pull the trigger and buy it after thinking it over for a couple months.

    Here is the switch from a 2006 Medium ML8 to a 2011 Extra Large ML8! Sadly I need to switch the shifter cables and the rear brake line, but otherwise its good to go! Just a quick ride on my driveway and it feels better than the medium frame! The pedaling is now much closer to how my fatbike feels. With the frame being new, here is hoping for a good 4 years or more of riding it out on the trails!

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    My ML8 one last time before the teardown and reassembly on the new frame!
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    And here we are... Drat~ It looks like I need to adjust the cables/brake lines!
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    Awesome that you are keeping it going. These really seem to be shockingly capable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxotty View Post
    Awesome that you are keeping it going. These really seem to be shockingly capable.
    To be honest pretty much all well built bikes are pretty capable, even the ones from the early 90s. Last summer while I was out riding just before a local MTB race I met some older dude who was riding a fully rigid 26er allegedly from 1993. Given that it running 3x7 gearing with rim brakes on a steel frame; I was inclined to believe him. On the trails, he was very fast, I couldn't keep up. And this was a trail quite a few riders recommend a full suspension(MI trails are much tamer than what you see outwest or in the mountains, but there are still plenty of places to get a little air or pick up some good speed)

    He ended up participating in that race and placing in the top 10 out 40 something riders, most of which were riding the fancy new carbon fibre 27.5 or 29er full suspension bikes. All the little advancements over the years do add up and make somethings easier, but ultimately performance comes down to the rider more than anything else. A fit experienced rider will almost always outperform someone significantly less experienced regardless of bike providing the bike is in working order and the correct type of bike for the riding[road bikes on MTB trails is always a terrible idea].

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    You are right. I was just comparing it to modern bikes from ibis, Santa Cruz and trek that I have actually ridden. My ML8 is still quite nice and far better than my old ridgid Klein, but the gap between it and new stuff seems fairly small to me. I finally moved on with my main bike, but the jump in capability was pretty small.

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    Does anyone know the specs for a maverick derailleur hangar? I am modeling a replacement part for some old forks and thought I might to the derailleur hangar as well if I could find detailed information about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxotty View Post
    Does anyone know the specs for a maverick derailleur hangar?
    https://wheelsmfg.com/derailleur-han...hanger-80.html
    https://derailleurhanger.com/product...eur-hanger-80/
    Maybe ask these companies if they have the specs?
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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