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Did anyone stop by the Maverick booth at Interbike and hear when this fork will be released? I'd expect early next year but I heard a rumor that Spot put a hold on its development.
 

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It was supposed to be earlier this year. I've heard the same rumor, hopefully it is not true!
 

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Lelandjt said:
I'd expect early next year but I heard a rumor that Spot put a hold on its development.
Um, why would Spot put a hold on Maverick? They are 2 differently run companies :madman:

2009, "honest"
 

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You are aware that Spot bought Maverick and they now share headquarters in Golden, CO right? I was just in their offices and saw Spot and Maverick bikes side by side and one set of front office staff. It is the same company now.
 

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Spot Did Not Buy Maverick!

I work with the 3 companies that are run separately out of the same building; you didn't notice that the "office" on the right is Spot and the one on the left is Maverick?

There are investors that are solely with Spot.

There are investors that are solely with Maverick.

There are investors that have invested in both companies.
 

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Summer 2009.

I didn't want to say anything because it was just a conversation I had with Ethan. And if he wanted to answer, he would. But what the hell. I'm anxious to see one of these on my bike. Maybe by letting more and more info out they'll get a fire under themselves. No, I don't mean to be judgmental. Only mental.
 

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Thanks for the info Gregg. Ethan hasn't been nearly as active on here lately, I imagine due to InterBike. I'd love to get hold of one of these for my ML8.





Oh-your avatar scares the crap out of me. Hahaha.
 

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VeloNews

Spot Brand, best known for the belt drivetrain it introduced last year, has acquired Maverick American, a mountain bike and suspension company founded in 1999 by Paul Turner and Frank Vogel.

Frank Scurlock, co-owner and VP of operations of Spot Brand Bicycles, confirmed the purchase this week...

http://www.velonews.com/article/76383

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Bicylce Retailer

GOLDEN, CO (BRIAN)-Spot Brand, manufacturers of single-speed bikes and carbon belt drive systems, has added Maverick's full-suspension product line to its offerings...

http://www.bicycleretailer.com/news/newsDetail/1347.html

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Bikeradar

Spot Brand, makers of belt-drive bicycles, have purchased Maverick American, the suspension company founded by Paul Turner and Frank Vogel in 1999...

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/spot-brand-buys-maverick-16539

The list goes on.
 

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Oh-your avatar scares the crap out of me. Hahaha.[/QUOTE]

It's Bob Roll! I took it during the 2005 Tour de France. I need a new avatar. I'm sick of looking at him.
 

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Well it's been a few weeks, has anyone heard any more juicy details on a new version of the DUC?
 

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Yeah, Maverick guys, more info please! I have the Duc32 and I'm torn between running it next year, a DT EXC150, or the Duc36. I want to have the bike ready by March.
 

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Carbon Duc 36 Update!!!

Update info gleaned from this thread:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=467707

We are working our heads off on the new Carbon DUC36 platform.
At this point, it is our goal to introduce this to the market in late 09'. We have a lot of work to do but so far it looks awesome. We have about 5 forks running now with different internals. The upper carbon structure is proving to be far better than even anticipated.
At approximately 4.5 to 4.7 pounds and around 155 to 170mm travel its performace is unparalled. Non scientific (more to be done) testing is showing it to be as stiff as a FOX40, quite stiff to say the least at 4.6 pounds! We are still contemplating the final internals of the fork, stay tuned!


DUC32 NEWS:

Old Goodies: DUC32 alloy-
It is true, the DUC32 is out of production for the time being. There are many issues for this and to much to explain. We had all good intentions to bringing in the new carbon version before running out of the alloy, but stuff happens, like all of the DUC32's sold fast this year! We are sourcing a possible alloy replacement and a (you didn't hear it here) a
DUC32 Carbon version. How cool would a 3lb-ish 120-140mm travel fork that would be 10 time stiffer and more travel than a SID be? shhssss, I didn't say it!


The only way I personally would really consider a stronger (and heavier) DUC36 is if the travel was 170 or above. Otherwise I'll just keep my lovely (and light-and plenty strong!) DUC32's! That carbon DUC32 sounds yummy!
 

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Thanks Ethan!

To be honest, after waiting a year for the DUC carbon, I am much more interested in weight than travel. It sounds like from what he hinted at, they're also looking at that.

The waiting is actually kind of fun. I really hope it's worth the wait. Hint, hint- Cross country.
 

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DUC 36 weight

Yeah, I understand about the weight thing. We are going to error on the stronger side more than anything. The weight will be light in general for its travel. It's funny, the leg guards got bigger because of the bigger stanchions and uppers, so they get heavier too!
This fork has such a tremendously different ride over the alloy DUC that the weight will fall away on the first ride! And the ride is not just from the internals, its the intrinsic nature of carbon. Its stiffness and its ability to reduce high frequency vibrations, just a whole different beast. For all the nay sayers on the upside down fork, but really know it is the right way to do it, and some of the cons of the lighter fork, this fork will blow you away!!
BETTER!! :thumbsup:
 

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A to C?

E,

First, I'm glad to hear that you made the transition, I wish you and the brand the best of luck.

I've been a proud owner of a DUC32 for 3 years. It's a great fork. I'm actually interested in a slightly longer travel version and longer A - C measurement. Do you expect the 170mm-ish version to have a slightly longer A - C?

Porch - Nels
 

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DUC36 Carbon

"All good things come to those that wait"!!! (not sure who said that!)

There will be no comparision to the DT fork to the DUC36 (Lelandjt), but it will be personal preference to what fits the bill! Fork stiffness is paramount to its performance.

A/C: The DUC32 150mm travel fork is 520mm, the DUC36 a/c will be the amount of more travel over that measurement. For instance, the DUC36 at 155mm travel will only be 5mm more, but 175mm will be 545mm (25mm).
 

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Ethan F said:
"All good things come to those that wait"!!!
But I want it now!!! Haha. :thumbsup:

Ethan F said:
...the DUC36 at 155mm travel will only be 5mm more, but 175mm will be 545mm (25mm).
+1 vote for 175(+). I'm a big guy, I need all the travel I can get to slow down this much mass! Haha. I really wouldn't worry if the weight went up to around 4.5lbs-if I was getting 7" of travel. That's still at the top of the class!

I'm up to 3 DUC32's now, I'm sure I could part with one in order to make room for a DUC36!

Obligatory DUC36 porn:
 

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A cautionary word. Do not take the signage to heart! Becuase of different lay-up in the carbon the "22% stiffer" is out the door, it's much stiffer, believe me.
Weight it still TBD, as stated before we will error on the stronger side.
Travels are TBD as well. We have intentions to make the fork more usable for more bikes.
Such as 155mm travel out of the box and parts to make 175mm in the same fork?
All things are possible, we are sticking to the elegant, simple design approach we've done since day one. But very user adjustable and servicable. Hold tight, we'll get some spy photo's going soon and some updates that give more details of the new internals...:thumbsup: We've got a few secrets up our sleeves!!
 

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Ethan F said:
We have intentions to make the fork more usable for more bikes.
Such as 155mm travel out of the box and parts to make 175mm in the same fork?
That sounds feasible. Maybe longer lower legs that would raise the A/C measurement? This way the more XC oriented bikes can run the 155mm version while retaining their quick steering. Those that want more travel can install the longer lower legs and deal with the longer A/C.

Ethan F said:
Hold tight, we'll get some spy photo's going soon and some updates that give more details of the new internals...:thumbsup: We've got a few secrets up our sleeves!!
Mmmm, more DUC porn! :eek:
 
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