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Good day all,

Just picked up an Iron Horse Maverick Expert on Craigslist and was wondering how old this bike is? The bike is cherry and the guy bought it for his son who never rode it, guy thinks it's a 2007 but Iron Horse's doesn't list a Maverick Expert.

Thanks for the assistance!

Does anyone have this model, what are your thoughts?

TIA
 

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Iron Horse made countless versions of the Maverick for different chain stores i.e. Dicks Sporting Goods etc.
Based on the price the stores wanted to sell the bike at determined the component package.
The version or model designation, in your case the Expert, was based on the components package.
Ask the guy you got the bike from where he bought it.

I have an '05 Maverick Disc SE and a Stumpjumper FSR. I've beaten the hell
out of my Maverick and it has never let me down. I love that bike!

The mix of components on the different models ranges from fair to very good.
Over time when something breaks or when you get some spare change you can upgrade
to better components.

Some of the upgrades I made to my Maverick are:
EA 70 Monkeybar
Avid Speed Dial 7 Brake Levers
SRAM Attack Trigger Shifters
Race Face Good 'N' Evil Grips
Avid BB7 brakes
WTB Laser V SLT saddle
Easton EC70 carbon seatpost
Eggbeater C pedals
Shimano Deore F & R derailleurs

The original stock Manitou fork still works flawlessly.

Enjoy and ride the hell out of your Maverick!
 

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Thanks for your reply Verewolf!

I took it out this weekend and it felt great. Only thing is the Hayes rear disc squeeled like a pig in a mud bath. The front was fine just the rear and the fork felt really good even though everyone dogs the Manitou Splice. We'll see how it holds up as I'm mostly a weekend warrior.

Thanks!

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Iron Horse made countless versions of the Maverick for different chain stores i.e. Dicks Sporting Goods etc.
Based on the price the stores wanted to sell the bike at determined the component package.
The version or model designation, in your case the Expert, was based on the components package.
Ask the guy you got the bike from where he bought it.

I have an '05 Maverick Disc SE and a Stumpjumper FSR. I've beaten the hell
out of my Maverick and it has never let me down. I love that bike!

The mix of components on the different models ranges from fair to very good.
Over time when something breaks or when you get some spare change you can upgrade
to better components.

Some of the upgrades I made to my Maverick are:
EA 70 Monkeybar
Avid Speed Dial 7 Brake Levers
SRAM Attack Trigger Shifters
Race Face Good 'N' Evil Grips
Avid BB7 brakes
WTB Laser V SLT saddle
Easton EC70 carbon seatpost
Eggbeater C pedals
Shimano Deore F & R derailleurs

The original stock Manitou fork still works flawlessly.

Enjoy and ride the hell out of your Maverick!
 

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Glad you had a good time. There's plenty more to come! :thumbsup:

Not sure which Hayes brakes you have? Probably OEM cheapies.
My Maverick came with Hayes MX2 which are, to put it simply, JUNK!
Was never able to keep them in adjustment. Stopping wasn't all that great either.
Finally got fed up and upgraded to Avid BB7. Probably one of the first/best upgrades to consider.

You can find them for under $100. Easy to install, great braking and trouble-free.

Yeah the Manitou forks do get a bad rap but my '05 OEM fork still work great.

The bike will hold up. Some of the lower end components may not.
And when they break replace them.

Be safe! Wear a helmet! Have fun!
 

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Thanks again Verewolf!

Yes they are the Hayes MX2's!!! Argh made me wish I had my old Vbrakes back :madman:

I'll be sure to look into the BB7's as I see a lot of users on here are very happy with that setup! Did you have to change the rotors or did you use the same rotors?

Thanks!
 

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You can probably use the same rotors if they aren't warped.
But after a year of absolute frustration keeping the MX2 adjusted
I thought the rotors were warped so I bought a new set of rotors.
Waste of money as the MX2s still wouldn't stay in adjustment.

A set of BB7 with rotors can sometimes be found between $80 and $90.
Do NOT get the Avid BB5. The Avid BB7 are better. Love mine!

Keep checking eBay and my favorite place to check for low prices is Qbike.com.
They'll do a search looking for the lowest price.

And always check the "Where are the Best Deals?" forum here on mtbr.com for sales.
A number of stores will often run a sale with 20% off. So if you find a low price
on Qbike.com and they have a sale you can get the brakes at a very low price.
 
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