Q: Is Maverick going to make a 29er frame?
A: At Maverick we pride ourselves on driving the market, not following. That being said, we have heard from many Maverick riders that they feel our Monolink would make a great 29er. If we do make a 29er it will need to follow our design philosophy and standards not just jump on the bandwagon. So stay tuned!
Q: When I put my Maverick fork between my knees and twist the handlebars there is some flex or twist in the fork.
A: Maverick forks are designed for maximum fore/aft and lateral stiffness. Torsional stiffness is the least important. This "between the knees" test will never happen on the trail. The normal contact patch of the tire is very small and produces very minimal torsional twist. Our forks have received many accolades for their performance and feel—bottom line—that's what counts the most.
Q: Does Maverick take warranty and repair issues directly for Maverick products?
A: Yes, please call or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an RA number for repairs and warranties. We will ask you for your receipt with the date of purchase for warranty work. We also have a service center on both coasts: Suspension Experts at 828.255.0205 or Kevin@mtbsuspensionexperts.com for the East and Garageworks at 949-861-2240 for the West.
Q: Will Maverick do repair work on Klein rear shocks?
A: Contact us or one of our service centers for work on a Klein rear shock.
Q: What can I do about weeping wiper seals of the forks?
A: Maverick has developed a new "blue" seal that will replace the black seals on older forks. If your fork is not experiencing weeping there is no need to replace the seals. Forks over one year old will be charged for the seals.
Q: Can I upgrade the Klein Palomino-style frame to the Maverick MonoLink?
A: Not any longer, we have discontinued producing the Palomino Kit.
Q: Can I upgrade my older Maverick ML7 to the new MonoLink or rear shock?
A: Yes, all of the new updates will retro-fit into our older frames. Call for more specific information.
Q: Can I install the D-mount onto an older ML7.0 frame or a Klein frame?
A: Yes, the D-mount will fit all generations of Maverick frames. The D-Mount allows you to use a road triple braze-on style front derailleur; we recommend the Shimano R773. This gives you more adjustability for different chain ring sizes and shifter designs.
Q: What does Maverick recommend for the front derailleur with the D-mount?
A: The Shimano R773 is the best match for all Maverick frames. *Only older ML7 frames can accommodate E-type derailleurs.
Q: Can I use Race Face or other crank brands?
A: Yes, there is an upgraded D-mount (available online, under Components) to accommodate the different profile of cranks other than Shimano. Tip: make sure the bottom bracket can accommodate a 73mm shell with an e-type.
Q: Sometimes when I install my front wheel into the dropouts with the correct pressure, the fork creaks when the wheel is twisted or while hitting obstacles.
A: This comes from dirt accumulating in the dropouts and axle. Remove front wheel and clean axle and dropouts and reinstall wheel. This may also come from the use of a non-Maverick hub. Maverick specifically manufactures its hubs to precise tolerances and uses hard-anodized, knurled clamping surfaces to eliminate creaks and twisting.
Q: How long will the seals and bushings last on the DUC and SC fork?
A: By following the service schedule in the service guide seal should last one to two seasons; bushings last three to four-plus seasons.
Q: Does the ML8 climb as well as the formidable Durance?
A: You bet! The design and efficiency of the MonoLink enhances climbing ability on the longer-travel ML8. This bike will out-climb any other bike in its class.
Q: What air pressure should I run in the rear shocks?
A: Please refer to page 14 of the frame manual. Do not exceed 250psi in the rear shock.
Q: How do I tell how tight to make the front wheel quick-release mechanism?
A: The recommended spec is 22 pounds of pressure. To gauge this, use your bathroom scale and press your thumb to get an idea of what 22 pounds feels like. This pressure is considerably less than a standard QR system. There is no advantage to over tightening the dropouts.
Q: What size brake rotor can I use on the fork or frame?
A: Both the fork and frame will accept all sizes of rotors, from 140 to 203mm.
Q: What adapter is needed for disc brakes on the fork?
A: The forks are designed around the QR IS standard. (Not a 20mm thru-axle)
Q: When do I need to use a different negative spring in my fork?
A: Refer to the tuning chart on our web site. In general if you run over 115psi, run the 6Nm spring, and less than 85psi run the 4Nm.
Q: Do I need to use a Maverick fork on a Maverick frame?
A: No. We do build our products to work together, but another manufacturers’ forks will fit into our frames with the appropriate headset.
Q: Can I convert my standard QR front wheel to the Maverick 24mm size?
A: At this time we do not have a conversion kit for any preexisting hubs. We have done some testing on conversion axles for some brands but more strength testing is necessary for Maverick to approve these types of conversions. The Maverick 24/7 hub is many times stronger and has more dish than any other hub available.
Q: Will the DUC fork fit all bicycles?
A: As long as the total stack height fits the fork’s range: minimum stack is 130mm and maximum is 172mm; stack is total of head tube and head set length.
Q: What is the best tool for installing wiper seals?
A: An effective tool is the old-school XTR M952 series bottom bracket installation tool.
Q: What is the travel on the 29er forks?
A: DUC=112mm; SC=87mm
Q: In the 29er configuration, what is the axle-to-crown height change if any?
A: There is no axle-to-crown height change in the 29er set up. The travel is limited on both forks by 38mm. A-C height for the DUC is 520mm and 495mm on the SC.
Q: What's the difference between the older magnesium MonoLink and the new alloy MonoLink?
A: The new alloy MonoLink has the same outer dimensions as the older MonoLink but the bottom bracket position has been moved slightly up and forward. This new position allows the ride to be more active on the small bumps and even suppler while out of the saddle on downhills. Although the new alloy link is about 80 grams heavier, the durability has increased tenfold. These are available as upgrades. (Note: the magnesium MonoLink has 68mm BB width; the Alloy BB width is 73mm.
Q: What type of headset and seatpost should I use on my Maverick?
A: The headset for the ML7.0, ML7/5, Matic, Durance and ML8 is the Campagnolo standard (45ºx45ºx42mm). FSA makes the most reliable Campy headset on the market. The seatpost is 30.9mm. Make sure to use a post that will accommodate 12 degrees of rotation or more—we recommend the Maverick Speedball.
Q: What size tire can I run on the ML8?
A: The ML8 can handle at least a 2.5 size tire, and sometimes larger depending on the brand.
Q: How is it possible the DUC32 has no steerer tube?
A: On all double clamp-style forks the steerer tube or shaft is just holding the bearings in place until the upper clamp can be tightened. Our steerer shaft is plenty strong to do this task. This crosses over from the motorcycle world.
Q: Maverick frames seem to use a very soft derailleur hanger, why?
A: We purposely use a softer material in the hanger to insure the mount will break before the frame. If you are sure all adjustments have been made correctly, you may want to use a different brand hanger. Wheels Mfg is now making a hanger to fit our frames, but keep in mind: your frame will not be warrantied if using another manufacturer’s hanger.