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    Post your Maverick!!

    Well..........someones gotta kick it off so it may as well be me

    I present my ML7 size small (Called Jibe) with the later air shock upgrade that works so much better, its got a 100mm Fox Float up front.......so far
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    Here are Peabody and Lantana!
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    Beckham @ just over 26lbs:



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    PS The seat post works very well for me.
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    Two DUC 32's

    Here is a photo of the DUC's I am currently bashing around on
    While not Maverick Frames I thought this might be OK for this thread
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    My girls ml7

    build this up for my girlfriend.
    she loves it.
    still have not weighed it.
    the cranks are italian extralight 172.5's
    king hubs, triple ti eggbeaters with short spindles.
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    I was fast once, but then what fast was changed...

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    Question for Crankarm

    Here is a photo of the DUC's I am currently bashing around on
    While not Maverick Frames I thought this might be OK for this thread


    Just wondered how you find the Intense compared with the RIP? I have had a 5.5 set up with DUC's and was thinking about the RIP so all comments will be of great interest!

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    Here is Bashful...

    Just got it two days ago, a demo bike from... haven't had time to ride it yet!

    Cheers,

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    Axolotl

    Got a pic of the latest version of my ML7, as you can see from my saddle I've got the new monolink/shock. Kind of miss my old set-up (extra heavy spring w/air assist) running 15-20 psi.
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    Donkey - ML7/5 from May '06

    Photos are from Porcupine Rim in Moab, 3 weeks ago. Setup for that type of ride...big tires, Mallet pedals. Otherwise I run Candy's and 2.1 Specialized tires and it is a couple pounds lighter...just over 25#s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1FG
    Just got it two days ago, a demo bike from... haven't had time to ride it yet!

    Cheers,

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    Interesting setup for your Polar sensor. Is that mounted on the bash guard? I have mine mounted on the lower part of the right leg, under the bash guard. I mounted it with zip ties like normal, then screwed the bash guard screws over it and it works just fine. However the big issues is the wireless is not strong enough for the watch to read from the bars... so I have it mounted on the lower fork crown. It seemed wierd at first, but it is nice since I don't always look at it (in the shape I'm in, I don't always want to see my HR!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MINImtnbiker
    Interesting setup for your Polar sensor. Is that mounted on the bash guard? I have mine mounted on the lower part of the right leg, under the bash guard. I mounted it with zip ties like normal, then screwed the bash guard screws over it and it works just fine. However the big issues is the wireless is not strong enough for the watch to read from the bars... so I have it mounted on the lower fork crown. It seemed wierd at first, but it is nice since I don't always look at it (in the shape I'm in, I don't always want to see my HR!)
    I had the same problem on my Cannondale with the lefty fork. If mounted all the way at the bottom of the fork the signal isn't strong enough to reach the watch mounted on the bar. On the Lefty I had to make a special mount (see http://home.comcast.net/~ledrocnoc/M...4Jekyll_05.jpg - here for the bike http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik/242752061.html)

    When I looked at the DUC32 fork, I assumed I was going to have the same problem, so I just hanged the sensor on the fork guard. I used a hot wire to poke hole through the plastic, used industrial double sided tape and stainless wire to hold the sensor. I recessed the wire inside the guard so that it would not rub against the fork seal. Worked for the 2 rides I did so far.

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    Hey thats some great action shots........

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    Polar fork mount "switch"

    Quote Originally Posted by 1FG
    I had the same problem on my Cannondale with the lefty fork. If mounted all the way at the bottom of the fork the signal isn't strong enough to reach the watch mounted on the bar.
    DC
    Someone told me that the fork mount piece has a "switch" inside it which can be set for a stronger signal. I'm bleeding my disc brakes today, so while I have the bike on the stand I'll take a look and report back.
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    Fushia

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    I love seeing all these Mavericks! They are truely one of a kind. My LBS is the only shop in Maryland to carry them and they look great. Looking forward to seeing the new models.
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    Pepe at Mt St Helens

    04 ML7 with an 06 DUC32 on Mt St Helens last summer.
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    Polar sensor range adjustment

    This is off topic for this thread, but I had mentioned above that I'd reply back...I just heard back from Polar about the speed sensor range adjustment. They sent a document back that says there are 3 settings...however adjusting to the longer ranges could cause interference when riding close to others. Just email their customer service for it... or PM me. My issue is that the signal did not reach the watch unit on the my handlebar with the DUC32 fork....so I have to put the watch on the lower fork crown.
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    please send me the infos about the different settings because I have the same problem.
    On my ML8 I use a special sensor holder from cannondale for the lefty. It works fine, but is very complicate to install because there is not much space at the DUC to fix it.. I try to give a photo from this solution.

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    Massif des Cerces, France, Summer 2006

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    My 7.5

    In size small called 'Snapper' Unusual colour

    Pic Taken after shredding 'sidewinder' at Afan - Wales(UK). At this place the performance of the bike was simply awesome!!
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    Here's my current ML-7.3 (Zola) - preceded by



    ML-7.2 (Goblin)

    Both from ourTop UK Maverick man - Tim Johnson of SidewaysCycles

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    My ML7

    Added a little NR mount so it looks like my motorcycle =)

    *edit, noticed that it was a pain to tighten the goose neck bolts and the whole thing was flexing so I made new 2 piece bracket, hardly any flex and easy to service*
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    The new XXL Durance.

    The seat angle is 1.5 degrees steeper than my XL 7.5, which is a big improvement while riding, and also looks better. Head tube is also slightly longer, as is the top tube. All in all a way better fit for me.
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    About XXL size

    Hello
    Are they much bigger than the former 2003 ML7 XL ?
    I'm 6 feet 4inches tall, would you recomend an XXL?
    Thanks

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    I don't know exactly how the XXL Durance compares to the XL ML7. I suspect a little larger. It's definitely bigger all around than the XL ML7.5, but that bike was smaller than my ML7.

    For your size I'd probably go with the XXL Durance. It's got a looong top tube, but then again I am really long legged (98cm inseam), so it may feel fine for you.

    Either way, it's a great bike.

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    Thank you for your advice. It should fit me even if I'm a little short legged (90cm inseam only!)...
    You're wright, ML7 is a great bike ; 4 years of happy rides and still the state of art...

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    Incredible climbers

    Here are 2 of my pride and joy, both climb like true champs. Maverick rocks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885
    Here are 2 of my pride and joy, both climb like true champs. Maverick rocks!!

    And your favorite is?

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    Honestly both. Bikes at this caliber are great period. strong climber, great descender and good all around. maybe the Mojo because 5.5" travel, but if compared with the durance it will be a really tough call.

    The ML7 has been with me for years and Mojo only been 3 weeks, so to state the obvious I'm riding Mojo more now one reason is because it's my new toy. Both bike really rock!! my ML7 without the 647 pedal and the Speedball post weight in at 25.2 and the same set up with the mojo is 26( the new I9 wheelset will drop about 1.5-2lbs) but I like the post it worth the extra half a pound.

    Thanks for asking

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    Hey! someone else also has a 7.5/Durance and a Mojo.[ And I also have a ML7 from a few years ago!] I love both bikes too, but for me they are really different in feel, the Maverick is like a hardtail with a bit more spring and whip out of a corner, the suspension is less plush even with loads of sag and a better climber than the Mojo whereas the Mojo feels more plush and very smooth...definitely a better descender.......I guess thats why I am keeping both bikes...I love the contrast between the 2! I run the Maverick with SC32 and the Mojo with DUC32...found the DUC's on the Maverick slackened the headangle too much.....enjoy!

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    At the risk of hijacking this thread, I'm needing to replace my L ML7/5 with a larger frame and have pretty much narrowed it down to an XL Durance and an XL Mojo. They have very similar geometry (esp, HA, T-T, front center with DUC). I'm maxed out on my L ML7/5 with a Speedball R (ie, setback) and the saddle all of the way back -and it's comfortable for my upper body- but my knees smack the DUC and I can hardly stand and pedal. Real steep climbs (ie, Slickrock) are not doable, even with the travel turned down.

    Problem for me is, in part, they're separated by $400! And, though I'm pretty sure my medium DUC crown will work on either bike, I don't think my 30.9 speedball will work on the Mojo's 31.6 tube. Looked for shims and nobody seems to see the need to go up from 30.9.

    Any advice out there? Thanks.

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    Demo the Mojo and get a 31.6 Speedball outer tube from Maverick...easy to swap over...one 10mm nut....hey presto!

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    Now that's what I'm talkin about! Thanks. I've been emailing Ethan about my dilemma, in part b/c I'm having trouble tracking down 7/5 geometry so that I can compare numbers, and asked about shimming. He said no problem but didn't suggest the outer tube (maybe it's the $s...). As for the geometry, the Matic won't cut it since its geometry is based on the SC.

    Won't be able to demo a Mojo round Austin, but a buddy has a Lg so I'll get on it this weekend.

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    just wrenched my durance together at 4 in the morning

    sram X0, triggers/der.; xtr 175s; avid juicy ultimates 185mm front and rear (organic pads); candy 4Ti pedals; Brooks Swallow Tail Ti saddle, just breaking in.

    Coming from a rigid 26" singlespeed (ok, I put a 2x9 drivetrain and a FoxF80 on it for the mountians), this bicycle feels like cheating. a 20 mile tech/XC ride yesterday felt like 5. My legs we tired but the rest of my body could have gone another 20 miles easy.

    These full suspension bikes *are* like cheating. Only you get to go much faster and ride much farther.

    I'm hooked.

    She's a small with the lightest parts and weighs in around 25.5 lbs. My custom Ti singlespeed (straightgauge litespeed pisga weighs 24 lbs.) Weight is certainly not an issue.

    The only thing I miss is my Chris King rear hub, which wasn't available in time to ship for this weekend. But the fact that it shifts into granny under heavy load without a hitch is so bonus, that again, it feels like cheating.
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    this is not mine, but it blows anything i've seen so far completely away - this is just such a cush build ...

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    ... and if we just ...

    A nice one from Spain.
    My new ML8.

    I only could test it 12 kilometers... but I think I'll be very happy with this bike.
    Hope to confirm my first impressions next weekend.

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    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 :-)

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    Rips up the singletrack in the high elevation of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.



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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Almost too purty to ride. Almost...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjdiesel
    Almost too purty to ride. Almost...
    the seat post, mono 6Ti with rear disk larger than front ??? .... and the color

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    that doesn't work for me either - but then, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    actually, the frame colour is ok, but it needs more "complementary" support (as opposed to just everything apple green) from the peripherals.

    @mimi1885:
    any chance of a pic of the ibis from the side?

    ragetty

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    My old 7/2 (2004) silver anodized, destickered and Hard anodized before to be stickered like original.


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    [QUOTE=Alpamayo]My old 7/2 (2004) silver anodized, destickered and Hard anodized before to be stickered like original.

    How do you desticker and resticker? I have a 2004 that needs a little TLC and I called Maverick yesterday and they said it wasn't really possible.... ? ?

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    [QUOTE=dobbs]
    Quote Originally Posted by Alpamayo
    My old 7/2 (2004) silver anodized, destickered and Hard anodized before to be stickered like original.

    How do you desticker and resticker? I have a 2004 that needs a little TLC and I called Maverick yesterday and they said it wasn't really possible.... ? ?
    High pressure hot water or/and with strong adhesiv. You can also use sand treatment like to remove paint, before hard anodizing. The result is the same you can see on hard anodizing frame ML8 or durance ...

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    Meet Mohawk. He is a 2007 Matic with Speedball R. This is only my second true full suspension bike but I must say this is one freaky cool machine... It makes me want to do stuff I have no business doing
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    ML7/2 2004 after (re) hard anodizing and original stickers




    Now, all the familly in hard anodized version :


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    Just finished building this....





    Not ridden it yet, put my back out so need a few days off the bike.....

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    My Mavericks

    Great climber, great descender.

    I love my Mavs
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    Here is......

    Xenia (top - ML8)

    Azerbaijan (Middle - ML7.5)

    Zarek (Bottom - ML7.3) now has a new owner & used in the mountains of france.
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    i don't know why but i think this bike kicks ass
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    St. helens

    Quote Originally Posted by momentum
    04 ML7 with an 06 DUC32 on Mt St Helens last summer.
    how did your tires hold up on St. Helens? What were you running?

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    Just My Fork


    CELLPHONE PIC, quick mockup.

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    well, several others seem to straying from the "pure Maverick" thread, so here are my 2 very different bikes:

    first my 2004 Klein Palomino XV - a fresh powder coat last autumn, SC32, Monolink & front der Upgrade, & now with the Speedball (not shown) ...



    and next my 2006 Giant Reign 2 - DUC32, Speedball & restickered Manitou Swinger 3 shock ...


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    any pix of built-up 2008 models out there?

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    Ethan sent me this one, only one I could get hold of.
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    08 Durance

    "Appaloosa". Apologies for the poor camera work.
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    that fast blue looks good!!

    although that radically raked seat post angle worries me a little - this has to be the small frame, right?

    ragetty

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    Here's my new ('05 leftover) 7.5 right after I built it up. 27.31 lbs w/pedals!
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    i finally laid out for the durance '08, here she is built up - that is, at least in her first iteration - some more bling is on it's way ...

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    Beauty and The Beast...

    07 durance.....frame swap with my much beloved ML7. dialed with the help of ethan (many thanks ) running 2.35's...26.5#'s.
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    06 ML8.....first time build from the frame up, including first wheelset build. first ride tomorrow or wed. wheelset..CK's, DT aero spokes, mavic 823's, nevie 2.5's. not the lightest wheelset, but interchangeable with lighter durance set. 31.5#'s with big set. (front brake cables will be shortened and bled tomorrow....figured someone would notice the birdsnest in front of the handlebars!)
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    Matic

    Maverick Matic with a few mods.
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    More photos

    stock M30
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    Shhhhwwwweeeetttt

    Nice Bikes, I going to get myself one of these.

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    'Twonka', 2007 Durance XL

    An average name for a great bike, the envy of my trail buddies. I have had Twonka for eight months and loved every minute of it. Weighs in at 26.5lbs.

    Bits include Fomula Oro Puro's 200 / 180's, FSA Carbon crankset / ceramic bottom bracket, SRAM XO rear derailleur and XO twist grips, PG990 cassette, Mavic UST XM819's, Nevegal Front / Conti Gravity rear, Ergon grips, Brooks Ti saddle, Time Atac pedals, Garmin GPS unit. Thanks to the team at Wrench Science.

    Lets me do way more than my previous bike in XC and AM, and seems to take my 200+ lbs no worries

    It was bit cold the day these photos were taken with lots of ice on the trails so it was a very tentative ride. Scenery is Christchurch, New Zealand.

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    the Edge fits on my (short adjustable) stem - the cable ties are a little close together underneath, but otherwise no problems ...

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    heres mine

    one of my rides
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    Thanks Ragetty, I got some longer cable ties and did this. Much better now.

    Cheers

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    Trigger

    This is Trigger. 08 ML8 Sl70 build kit. She just got back from Mammoth where she shined like a star. Attachment 373474
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    Not mine, though I did <a href="https://joeadnan.blogspot.com/2008/05/maverick-durance.html">borrow it</a> once.

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    So... the machete is for making trails and not for defending against the locals right? Haha.

    Beautiful rides!

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    I went shopping for my first full suspension bike in April. I did test rides (on some actual trails) of 5-inch trail bikes from Trek, Spec., and Santa Cruz. Then the salesman suggested I try out a 2006 ML7 that was on sale for what I now realize was crazy-cheap money. It was easily my favorite of the bunch, despite the fact that it was a bit small for me; Pedaled better than the other bikes with less fussing, handled better, and felt just as cushy despite the 15-25mm travel disadvantage versus the other bikes.

    They had another leftover ML7 in a size that would fit me better, at another location -- a half mile from where I live. I checked it out after work the next day, gave it a quick spin around the neighborhood to verify fit, and bought it:



    I set up the suspension by the book based on my weight, and was kinda disappointed with how rough it felt on my first couple of rides. I didn't like the stock rims or tires, either. I dropped a little pressure from the suspension at each end, and changed out the rims and tires (and also started to adjust my riding style), and the bike was transformed. This thing is a joy to ride; It's light, neutral, and balanced. It's perfect for the increasingly-aggressive XC riding I do. I took it to Moab and Fruita less than a month after I got it, where it was fantastic. Back at home, I ride it 2-3 times a week, and my other two mountain bikes have been gathering dust.

    But I'm not immune to lust for the latest-and-greatest, or for more cush, and so I'd been thinking of doing a frame-and-fork swap for a DUC32/Durance, or just adding an ML8. But in a year or two, not now. Then, last sunday I went along a friend who was buying a road bike at the same shop where I'd first test-ridden an ML7. There I saw a nicely outfitted 2007 ML8 in my size. For sale, at about 2/3rds the original sticker price.

    I test rode it and liked it, but hemmed and hawed about buying it; I could afford it, but I wasn't sure I could justify it to myself, at this point. Finally I reached a conclusion that evening -- if I didn't buy this bike now, I'd end up buying one almost exactly like it in a couple of years, and I'd pay nearly twice as much. So I called the shop on monday morning and put down a deposit, and that afternoon brought it home:



    I've had a couple of rides on it, now. So far I don't love the ML8 the way I love the ML7, but I'm not worried about it -- I didn't love the ML7 immediately, either. Once again I'm not too wild about the stock tires. And it doesn't help that the bike is overkill for the trails I've ridden it on, so far. But I'm looking forward to getting it dialed in and taking it to the kind of places it deserves.

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    Welcome to the fold

    Glad to see those Mav's getting under your skin. They have a very unique ride that I could not find in any other bike(test rides). I have an ML8 and have done quite a bit of tuning on the fork and have found a good setup for my weight and ride style. They are quite easy to tune eventhough you have to take it all apart. Still I think it is a great bike and soooo versitle. I ride mine for all my trail riding and sometimes at the local freeride area. Of course I am not up to the major drops or stunts. If it is under 4 ft whooo hooo. Enjoy those new steeds.

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    Bronco

    Going on a little more than a month now, and liking it a lot. Its name is Bronco and its a medium Matic. Now I just need to get a hold of a DUC.
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    ... and if we just ... How to Load my Mav' Pic, help please??

    Got my Durance last month and been trying to show it on this page but upload tells me the pic is too big. (844KB), but I've seen some posted that are larger than that on this page, can someone out there help an old guy, please?
    Thanks!!
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    My Mav', Centrifuge/Excaliber

    Here's my Durance, pretty much a generic with DUC and M50 build kit. LOVE IT!! SWEEEET ride indeed! Her factory name is Centrifuge, but I've renamed her Excaliber. The ride is some similar to my 2003 Palomino, but the fit is far more comfortable.
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    My Excaliber

    OOPPPS......forgot to mention the mountains in the back are the Dona Ana mtns in Southern Central New Mexico. The Horny Toad Hustle XC race is run there . This year's race is 21 Sept, 2008, go to nmcycling, calender or to www.nmors.org. www.hornytoadhustle.org for more info. LOVELY fun race!!! Typical desert, cactus rocks, singletrack, some dualtrack road, climbs, critterl life, etc.
    BIG din din after race too and suds for those who enjoy suds (I'll stick to diet soda). Race start is just 3 miles from my casita, sweet!
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    Beautiful ride, beautiful scenery!
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    Nice!!

    Awesome looking bike IRONMAN!

    Love the ano grey

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    fast blue durance 2008

    back in june i posted my fast blue 2008 durance - i've been pimping it a little just lately, weighs around 13.4 kg / 29.5 lbs ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty
    back in june i posted my fast blue 2008 durance - i've been pimping it a little just lately, weighs around 13.4 kg / 29.5 lbs ...

    ragetty


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    "Casper"

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    Six speed drivetrain, built up with a singlespeed hub for a dishless rear wheel.
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    About 25.8lbs, set up as pictured.
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    <a href="https://joeadnan.blogspot.com/2008/10/casper-my-maverick-durance.html">Clicky</a> for more details.

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    My girl...'Russia'

    Not a bike you usually see in Ohio, but I fell in love with it, the first time I rode it. Plus having more than one friend in CO who rides a Maverick - made it a no brainer when I decided to look for an efficient full suspension bike.

    It has not disappointed!
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    Finally got around to taking a couple of (not very good quality, sorry!) pics of mine...

    It's called "Iridescent" and is an 04 model ML7.2. Love it to pieces, spec is pretty much as I want it, though might possibly shorten the travel on the forks down to 130mm sometime to steepen the head angle a bit, and lower the BB marginally.
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    Feel free to join the Flickr pool I started by clicking the logo above :-)

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    both the fork and the frame are hard ano, right?

    merry xmas ... ragetty

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty
    both the fork and the frame are hard ano, right?

    merry xmas ... ragetty
    Yes they are, old and new version of Hard Ano color.

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    '08 Durance "Aspirant"

    My first full suspension, bought it without a test ride.

    - sometimes you just know.
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    Great color....I think you should spray the forks red!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidsuma
    Great color....I think you should spray the forks red!
    Hmm, don't think it would be toooo red? May need sunglasses to ride. Considering the SusEx upgrade caps in red.
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    Congrats on the purchase Rewi! The Red/Black combo has always been a favorite combo of mine (on anything-one of my current cars is actually red/black). The contrasting colors really help the bike stand out. My non-anno ML8 is black so I'm trying to accent it with some red parts.

    Nice ride, enjoy it!

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    No I like it! Has an overall balance and ties the whole bike together!

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    Here's a couple from last weekend. I don't tend to ride the Maverick as often as I used to so this was a rare outing due to breaking my Indy Fab frame :-(








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    Looks a little muddy there. Lol.
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    New Wheels

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    Are those Kings?
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    Been meaning to post some pics for awhile now. Unfortunately, I broke my LCD on my good camera a few months ago and have not yet replaced it. Nevertheless, here are a few pics I snapped of my Durance with my iPhone today. My apologies for the lackluster photo quality.

    Edit- Got a new camera before riding today so I snapped a few more pics.
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    Wheels

    Hope hubs with mavic 819

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    Just finished the matic build up. XTR/X0, king hubs with 819s. Super fun on the shakedown run today ...I should probably spend more time washing my car!


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    Sell the car. You won't want to drive it anymore.

    What's that saddle?
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    Charge Spoon, very nice saddle!

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    Last sunday, somewhere in the south of France on the rocky trails of "La Garoutade" ... Durance 2009 and Duc ....


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    Hmm.... that front fork looks familiar. Haha.
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    Photo by the Missus

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    A couple more taken over the last 2 to 3 weeks.








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    Awesome perspective shots!
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    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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    Go Scoty! did ya finish?....the beer that is!

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    <img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/3517316347_a1f9b691c4.jpg">

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    Spot the difference

    Mavie upgrades care of Suspension Experts
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    mmmmm thats sexy in red

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidsuma
    mmmmm thats sexy in red
    You really like that red, didn't you post up last pic I put in??

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    I just realized I never posted mine. So here it is

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    Here's a shot from my Maverick

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    Sweet vid Rewi!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datalogger
    Sweet vid Rewi!
    Thanks man, hope to have some actual video of the Mavie shortly...

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    The Transvésubienne 2009 occured last sunday. Considered as the hardest race of the world, 85kms, startup in mountain, finishing at Nice promenade des Anglais after 4500m downhill, 3300m ascent, incredible rocky trails, the race of the braves
    Maverick Durance and Duc32 the perfect weapon for such race !!!



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    looks good - i've marked that one for my 2010 calendar already !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty
    looks good - i've marked that one for my 2010 calendar already !!

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    The Transvé is ... this ... http://www.realite-virtuelle.net/pac...x.php?code=435 85kms

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    actually, we should start a new thread here - mavericks in competition events (visible start number compulsory with name, link & a few lines about the event) ...

    my opening contribution would be:



    flims superD 2008
    www.crosscountrychallenge.ch

    actually not really superD, more enduro oriented downhill, but fun anyway ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpamayo
    Last sunday, somewhere in the south of France on the rocky trails of "La Garoutade" ... Durance 2009 and Duc ....

    hey alpamayo,

    i see a start number !!

    how does la garoutade event compare to transvésubienne?

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    La Garoutade is in february, near Perpignan Pyrenees Orientales. It's a great "randonnée" not a race. 65kms, 2300m ascent, maximum DH around 500m, not really difficult. It allows to prepare the Transvé very soon in the season, in a sunny place (when it's cold and cloudy in Paris). The ambiance is great, people in the south west of France are very friendly.
    Transvé is another world: The three main DH, respectively 1200m, 1500m and 800m are very very difficult with all types of ground but mainly rocky. Be extremely carefully with the choice of the tyres. I made the good one with Schwalbe Racing Ralph Double Defense 2.25 for the rear and Specialized Eskar 2Bliss 2.3 for the front, both in NoTubes, low pressure.

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    anybody else in europe with useful tips for enduro events?

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    Moutain of Hell

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    Cyclops like to get down and dirty.



    Just finished the build and started riding her a week or two ago. If only the damn rain would stop.







    More pics here.

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    Beautiful bike!!
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    Abelia - my ML7/5

    Finally got around to cleaning her up for some pictures. Abelia has been built up now for about 2 months, and I have racked up about 400 AWESOME miles on her so far =)

    The coolest part on the bike is obviously the DUC, and Kevin at Suspension Experts really did a nice job on it, Thanks man

    You can see some more pics of my ride here http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcsnowc...7608679262361/
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    Heres a few of Xeno in action last week in French and Swiss Alps.








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    Nice face on the jump there

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    Aye is a bit special isn't it!

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    Wow, such beautiful scenery Pozo!
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    Hi Pozo, Wasn't it in during "Les Portes du Soleil" ???

    My (old) ML7/2 ... still so young !!


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    Good job!

    Nice shots Pozo

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    here my new maverick durance. was supposed to be my trailbike, but ended up racing it on its first days at the breckepic race after running into trouble with my regular race bike. with parts borrowed from my wife's bike ...


    ... and liked it that much that i kept using it for 2 more days even when my regular bike was fixed again.
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    Damn, that thing is SHINY!

    I really love the look of a red Maverick!
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    New to me ML 7.5


    In all day mode with borrowed forks from my litespeed kitsuma.


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    Nice Bike and great pictures of it. It should really ride well for you.

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    Those look like some pretty smooth trails! Haha! Sweet pic!
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    skeikampen, norway. just prior to making my left wrist look like a beautiful colorado sunset.....lots of purple..
    puck came out unscathed.
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    and here she is!

    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.


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    Nice!!!! Are you running 2X9? What combination?

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    Ladies and Gents, after a several month delay (on my part) I give you "Medusa"...

    She's a Medium Durance, and I literally just finished building her up 5 minutes ago! Just off out now to go get all the settings dialled in etc... Pretty happy with how she's turned out, probably gonna swap the tyres out for something grippier before I take her offroad tomorrow though... Let me know what you think!
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    Looks great! What kind of rims are those?
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    Cheers guys

    Rims are the "V brake" version of Mavics XM819 UST rim. Not all the common I don't think, certainly I've not seen that many. I got them cos on my previous bike I was going with the whole contrasting black/silver/black/silver look all over the bike, and it kind of worked. Still like the way the wheels look now and I prefer them to the Disc version I think.

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    Ok, I thought they looked like 819s.
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    ML7/5 aka "Jujube" Maverick born 2006 07 14

    Thank you all for posting your Mav pics!
    Now it's my turn! My ML7/5 hard ano, medium size frame.
    Recently upgraded to Nokon's awesome shifting system.
    Nice bike, easy to maintain and very durable.
    What simple is true, you've done it Paul Turner!
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    I'll play. Here's mine, all clean and waiting to be ridden. That's the "Travis Brown" 100mm DUC with floating piston, revalved & juiced innards and newly-replaced dropout adjuster block.
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    2009 maverick matic

    Sram XO,X9 and XTR build, mavic 819F / 823R
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    Nice rides guys!

    Ryan, do u use the kompressor for hauling the Maverick? I have a 500HP streetcar, but dont want to risk scratching it with a bike rack.
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    lol, no thats the fiance's car, I dont even fit inside that little go cart, My bike travels in the bed of my Truck

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    Maverick ML7/5

    Finally got round to taking some pics of new bike, 'Baldrick'!

    Spec is as follows:
    Large hard ano ML7/5
    Hard ano DUC32 forks
    Maverick medium stem
    Easton Monkeylite XC bars
    Hope Tech X2 brakes with braided hoses and 183/160 floating rotors
    XTR M970 rear mech and shifters
    XTR M970 11-34 cassette
    KMC X9L gold chain
    XT Hollowtech 2 chainset and BB
    XT SPDs
    Maverick Speedball R seatpost
    Selle Italia SLR XC saddle
    Maxxis High Roller 2.1 XC tyres
    Bontrager/Maverick Race Lite front wheel
    Hope Pro2/Mavic XM317 rear wheel

    Weight is around 26.5lbs and it really is a fantastic all rounder.












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    This is Cosette. It was bought from Hicksville who's formerly of this parish.

    The tree that the bike is leaning on signifies the end of my back garden and the beginning of the grave yard. When the zombie invasion happens I'll be first to bite the dust.


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    looking good there Jimmy, hope you are liking it!

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    Nice ride Jimmy, good luck with the invasion. Hahaha.
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    i just got a brand new 2007 matic.
    was told that it was made for the sc32 fork.
    how does it ride w/ the duc?
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by djstern
    i just got a brand new 2007 matic.
    was told that it was made for the sc32 fork.
    how does it ride w/ the duc?
    thanks
    Post this as a new thread in the Maverick forum, you may get an answer there. This thread is mostly for pictures, and subsequently light on discussion.
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    Lots of nice Mav's here. Got two myself, and pics soon. Got a question for the crew here. I just went to a Thomson post from a Speedball. Regardless of why, has anyone here had an issue getting the saddle to the angle they want? I tend to run just a hair 'nose down' from flat and can't get the post to do that. Did I chose poorly? Any bits available from Thomson?

    Thanks!

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    I think I read that some seatposts have issues due to the seat tube angle. I can't chime in on Thompsons specifically as I have Speedballs/Joplins on all of my Mavericks.
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    What's the story behind the picture Joe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2na time
    Lots of nice Mav's here. Got two myself, and pics soon. Got a question for the crew here. I just went to a Thomson post from a Speedball. Regardless of why, has anyone here had an issue getting the saddle to the angle they want? I tend to run just a hair 'nose down' from flat and can't get the post to do that. Did I chose poorly? Any bits available from Thomson?

    Thanks!
    You'll need the Thomson 12 degree clamp assembly. It costs about $25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datalogger
    What's the story behind the picture Joe?
    I came across the rather cool bike (the other one!) while riding in the woods the other day. It was being used by a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_tapping">rubber tapper</a> to get to his estate. The bike looks as though it is an artefact from the British Empire, with its rod-activated brakes.

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    I lived in Central America in the mid 50's to '65. I saw so many bikes with those "brake rod systems" cable brakes were only on "Race Bikes" ie 10 speeds WoW! A real European Race Bike had not ONLY drop down bars......(Wait there's MORE) They had the very dangerous toe clips and toe straps that you had to wear "special shoes" that kept you tied to the bike!! They had these aluminum cool looking water bottles that hung on the front of the handlebars and had corks to keep the water inside.
    I also remember numerous brands of "mo-peds" that had a crank arms and chain connected to the engine. You took off on the bike pedaling the pedals then poped the clutch and she started. and down the road you went.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeadnan
    I came across the rather cool bike (the other one!) while riding in the woods the other day. It was being used by a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_tapping">rubber tapper</a> to get to his estate. The bike looks as though it is an artefact from the British Empire, with its rod-activated brakes.
    What an awesome story, I can't believe that bike is actually ridden!
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    Photo of Pat, my regular riding buddy.

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    Been giving this fork a pounding for some 3 years now. Working like a champ.


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    My Eriksen Maverick ML7

    I have never ridden with more confidence than on my ML7.

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    My maverick...

    Here is my Maverick Durance little tuned, weight is around 11,5kg.
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    Outstanding Zac!

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    Wow

    That is one awesome looking bike...................

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    That is an awesome looking bike. Who did the paint job, it's gorgeous.

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    Seven Duo w/ H'schmidt

    Well I think this pass as a Maverick.

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    Freedom

    This is Freedom (6.10.2006).
    Probably the only ML8 in Israel.
    And it's mine!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac.novak
    Here is my Maverick Durance little tuned, weight is around 11,5kg.
    looks like someone needs an even bigger frame ...

    nice and original colour scheme, but the long stem and the long seat post spoil it (in my eyes).

    ragetty
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    Do you own a Maverick ML8?

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    Freedom

    (this got posted as a reply to an inner thread, so I'm trying again)

    This is Freedom. It is probably the only ML8 in Israel.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/WlSEQ_BxFay2HWmCbFv6KQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCJW-v6SY_6Gq2AE&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.ggpht.com/_-pXtsQ0JWbw/S68w_pmOlvI/AAAAAAAAAps/wiwGnYfltpk/s800/Freedom.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/jgray77/Freedom?authkey=Gv1sRgCJW-v6SY_6Gq2AE&feat=embedwebsite">Freedom</a></td></tr></table>

    There was a distributor here a few years ago, but now there isn't. This was the demo bike they had from 2006. It was sold as a bargain basement thing in 2008 to someone
    who used it for a year and traded it in for a new bike. It was gathering dust in the back store room of a shop where I found it and set it free (for a price so ridiculous I'm almost ashamed to say )

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgray
    (this got posted as a reply to an inner thread, so I'm trying again)

    This is Freedom. It is probably the only ML8 in Israel.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/WlSEQ_BxFay2HWmCbFv6KQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCJW-v6SY_6Gq2AE&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.ggpht.com/_-pXtsQ0JWbw/S68w_pmOlvI/AAAAAAAAAps/wiwGnYfltpk/s800/Freedom.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/jgray77/Freedom?authkey=Gv1sRgCJW-v6SY_6Gq2AE&feat=embedwebsite">Freedom</a></td></tr></table>

    There was a distributor here a few years ago, but now there isn't. This was the demo bike they had from 2006. It was sold as a bargain basement thing in 2008 to someone
    who used it for a year and traded it in for a new bike. It was gathering dust in the back store room of a shop where I found it and set it free (for a price so ridiculous I'm almost ashamed to say )
    Jgray, if ever you search / need a Maverick suspension center, I'm not too far from Israel (France) .. and if ever you come in France with your ML8 contact me I'll share some wonderful trails in the south.
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    That's real nice of you Alp.
    As it happens the chief mechanic of the biggest bike retailer in Israel is a Maverick suspension specialist (they were the said distributor) and also a very nice guy. He is located 25Km from my home which is a little closer than France, and probably much closer than for 99% of the US crowd here. Lucky me
    But coming for the trails is something else... I'll be sure to give you a call.

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    New Maverick Durance Frame built up

    This frame rocks!

    (Couldn't be happier with the feel and performance of the Durance for all-around, all-mountain/aggressive x-country riding).

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    Really stoked for you. Looks like a great build with one of the best all mountain frames out there. Have a great summer shredding the singletrack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoker1223
    Really stoked for you. Looks like a great build with one of the best all mountain frames out there. Have a great summer shredding the singletrack.
    Thanks stoker, you too, looks like an awesome ML8... have you had it for long?

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    This is my 2nd ML8 and have had this one for 1 1/2 years. I have owned three ML7's one Matic and never had the Durance. Always wanted to ride one never owned one. Love the climbing and descending capabilities of the Mavericks. This bike rips Noble Canyon in the Lagunas

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    it's all a bit quiet here ...

    i'm off across the alps (mainly dolomites, leaving this friday), so the durance has been fettled and pimped - new are formula the one 2009, conti rubber queens in 2.2" with black chili, and of course the hammerschmidt ... weight as shown 13.2kg / 29lbs

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    Here's a few of mine getting used at Glentress & Innerleithen in Scotland this weekend just gone... What a weekend that was, most awesome trails I've ridden a long long while! Bike has had a couple of component changes since last photoed too.







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    Finally!

    ML8 Hammerschmidt, 33lbs of pure madness! I had 3 ride on them and love every minute of it. Had some trouble with the rear Tubeless conversion so new tires on the way it should end up below 32lbs.

    Definitely my most favorite bike



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    Smile Loving my Durance

    Had her out for 4 rides and it is an amazing machine!

    Thanks to everyone who posts in this forum. It made building the bike a lot easier.





    I went for a reasonably light but reliable build with XTR 8 Speed drivetrain and my preferred right hand front braking.

    Frame: Durance
    Fork: Duc32
    Rims: Stans Flow F Stans Arch R
    Hubs: Stans ZTR R Maverick 24/7 F
    Tires: Bonty FR4 F Bonty RevoltX R
    Pedals: Shimano 959
    Crank: Shimano XTR M950
    Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 7700
    Rear Cogs: Shimano XTR M950 8 Speed 12-32
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR M950
    Front Derailleur: Shimano R773
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M950
    Shifters: XT Thumbs
    Handlebars: Easton Monkeylite XC
    Grips: Ritchey WCS
    Stem: Maverick 90mm
    Headset: FSA Orbit CF
    Brake set: Avid BB7 Hope Floating Rotors 183 F 160 R
    Brake levers: Shimano XTR M950
    Saddle: WTB Silverado Team
    Seat Post: Thompson Masterpiece
    Tubes: lol no
    Paint: Faaaaaast Blue
    Size: L
    Serial #: Dominica

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    funny, mine look much like yours. just red.

    same drive train incl. cranks as well black powder coat, brakes, fork, bars ... . basically a twin besides different wheels and a speedball.

    enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook
    funny, mine look much like yours. just red.

    same drive train incl. cranks as well black powder coat, brakes, fork, bars ... . basically a twin besides different wheels and a speedball.

    enjoy!

    That's cool!
    I am enjoying this bike. Just got back from a quick 8 miler up and down Black Mountain, made it home in time for breakfast.

    I love this drivetrain. I have 5 more cassettes and then I might have to go modern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex_sdca
    That's cool!
    I am enjoying this bike. Just got back from a quick 8 miler up and down Black Mountain, made it home in time for breakfast.

    I love this drivetrain. I have 5 more cassettes and then I might have to go modern.

    nice set up! what's the weight on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex(K)
    nice set up! what's the weight on it?
    Hey thanks,

    She weighs 27.2 pounds (feedback sports hanging scale). The front tire is over 2 pounds but it rides with such confidence that it is a keeper. It looks like a small motorcycle tire and has been flawless tubeless on the Flow rim. Recommended.

    At the end of the year I may try to shave weight by going to hydraulics, installing the M980 race pedal and doing a 5-6 speed rear. All that would only net about 2/3 of a pound but the bike could be stronger at the time....

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