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Hey guys,

My 575 has not arrived yet and I am toying around with mating the frame up with the Mav DC fork. Since I would be dropping some serious coin, I thought I would start a post to get some riders impression on how they work together. My frame is a large and I weigh 195lbs. I called Yeti and there are no warranty issues to worry about.

I know most of the pros and cons of this fork and right now would like to know specifically points related to the fork mated with the 575 frame. Some things I would like to know are the handling characteristics, climbing efficiency and geometry changes.

BTW, my frame is white and wondered which would look better, silver or black. The wheels are black as well...

Thanks!

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I reckon that'd rock! Nice light stiff long travel fork + nice light frame + beautiful!
The only issues might be peronal set up preferance, and that you won't be able to spin the bars as far as with a single crown fork - where it's likely the cables will be your limiter, given the bars won't hit the dropped top tube.

Re personal setup - I'm finding the 130 Minute 1 a trifle long on my 575, so I've dialled it back to 110 for XC riding (full 130 for decent descents). I might replace the riser with a flat bar and dial the travel back up at some point in the future... But it's down to what you like.

re: climbing. The 575 climbs like a tractor even with 130mm on the front - easily the best climbing bike I've ever ridden. An extra 20mm might make it a little prone to 'flop' - but givne how well it climbs you'd probably still be ahead of anything similar

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you'll enjoy it!

I currently have two bikes with this set up. A Bullit and a Heckler. I have not found any weakness so far. The Bullit had a SuperT, then a Fox RLC 125 fork. The Heckler had a Fox RLC 125 fork. When both bikes were equipped with the Fox fork they had 6" brake rotors. It became immediately clear swittching back over to 8" brakes was needed. I found myself grabing the brakes very hard slowing down for turns as I was going at a much faster rate. Much more supple than the Fox fork in all situation. Very accurate point and shoot fork with being a dual crown fork. That being said people who claim DC forks don't turn sharp enough have never ridden a DC fork for any extended time. I have never been able not to clear a switch back because I wasn't able to turn the handle bars far enough. Go onto there web site and you'll see that this fork is not very tall. The climbing mode also reduces the fork another 2" lower and stiffens the suspension action. Both bikes climb like goats and both bikes got lighter with this fork (wheel, hub and stem) mod.
 

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I think this would be a great option, but you "might" want to check with Yeti first about it. I can't see a problem, but then again, I don't design frames.

After being so impressed with the DUC32 Maverick fork, we picked them up as a dealer, and our first order of forks will be in next week, with hubs, stems, crowns, etc. Can't wait to build one of these onto a bike.

As for color, I personally like the black, especially with a white frame.

If you want one quickly, like I said, we'll have them in a week.
 

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That's the set-up I have and......

It kicks ass!! I'll start off stating I'm an aggressive trail rider that rides the front range during the week and long epics on the weekend. I weigh about 175 and my bike is set up with the Yeti carbon riser bar and the 90mm Maverick stem/ crown. I log about 15 - 20 hours in the saddle a week and have had this set up for almost 2 months now, so I have a pretty good feel for it. The fork does not limit your turning radius at all, in fact Maverick offers 3 different crowns to fit your frames geometry. They have also taken the extra steps to allow cable routing through the forks uppers so that is not an issue either. I ride Apex regularly and have cleaned all the switchbacks, so check turn radius off your cons list. As for climbing, the fork does increase the ride height but that has not affected the climbing prowess of the 575 at all. I normally ride fully open at 150, but on super steep tech sections I switch to the climbing setting. While in climbing mode your bikes geometry changes drastically, dropping the riders position forward and allowing total control over your front end. I rarely switch to this position because the stroke of this fork is so smooth it almost helps your climbing. Rough gnarly sections are smoothed out and you're allowed to keep your cadence, this set-up is very efficient and smooth. Now for the fun part, the descent. The DUC32 mated with the 575 allows the rider a true center riding position. It takes some getting use to at first, but after a few rides it will become second nature and you can literally take on anything the trail throws at you. You can stand in a very comfortable riding position and let the suspension work. It tracks like no other fork I have ever ridden, and is plush enough to absorb almost anything. The DUC32 is the perfect compliment to the 575...

here is my complete set-up:
Black Yeti 575 (M) with the Fox RP3
Black DUC32 with 90 mm stem
Yeti Carbon Riser Bar
Thomson Elite Post
Hayes Mag Plus Disc front and rear
XT pods and front derailleur w/ XTR rear
XT cranks and integrated BB
Maverick front Hub, black, laced up on the Mavic 823 - awesome rim if you have not tried
DT Swiss 240 rear hub, black, laced up on the Mavic 823
Conti Vertical 2.3 front and rear

Single Speed Slave - If you live in the Denver area I ride Apex or White Ranch almost every night after work, so if you want to check out the set-up and take for a test ride I'll be there. Look for a black Tacoma w/ topper or my black Yeti....

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Thanks YetiTrailRider, your post was the most helpful so far. I wish I lived out your way, but alas I am in mtb no-mans land in Akron, OH!

Keep the posts coming guys, needless to say I'm liking this fork option more and more!

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...That being said people who claim DC forks don't turn sharp enough have never ridden a DC fork for any extended time. I have never been able not to clear a switch back because I wasn't able to turn the handle bars far enough...
My point re DC forks is more about crashing, not turning radius - clearly 8million DH riders can't be wrong. However, they're riding burly DH framesets...the 575, and indeed the Maverick fork, lean towards light.

I'd rather have no potential TT/fork leg contact in a crash as is the case with a single crown fork on a 575 - rather than knowing there's gonna be leverage contact there in almost any crash. But, hey, that's just me. If there was *any* chance I could be looking at a Maverick I might be re-evaluating...

What is the axle->headset measurement of a Maverick?

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Good point...

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My point re DC forks is more about crashing, not turning radius - clearly 8million DH riders can't be wrong. However, they're riding burly DH framesets...the 575, and indeed the Maverick fork, lean towards light.

I'd rather have no potential TT/fork leg contact in a crash as is the case with a single crown fork on a 575 - rather than knowing there's gonna be leverage contact there in almost any crash. But, hey, that's just me. If there was *any* chance I could be looking at a Maverick I might be re-evaluating...

What is the axle->headset measurement of a Maverick?

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but Maverick has taken the extra steps there also and add rubber bumpers to the upper legs. They are positioned perfectly to protect the frame...

Awesome fork.

I'll get back to you on the measurement.
 

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For those who responded to this post, please post pics of your 575's with the Maverick forks..

BTW, I ordered mine today and should have it Monday along with the built wheel. The frame is soon to follow and I will post pics once it is completed.

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Maybe I'm turned...?

I jsut found this on the Mavercik site...

http://www.maverickamerican.com/pdfs/fork_comparison.xls

It suggests that, with the recommended sag, the Maverick is about the same ride height as my Minute....hmmm.

I got to ride a Maverick equipt Blur (very briefly) a few months ago, and was impressed...and I do like a lot of sag!!

...and you know it's gonna look (and weigh) porn! ...I wonder how much small change there is down the back of the couch?

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Update on the frame: I ordered it from Arenaline bikes and they just told me it will be three more weeks! Not their fault of course, but I've got this Maverick fork that I need to put on something!

I'll have the front wheel next week, so I'm going to put it on my Trek Liquid just for fun and see how it handles.

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No, I do not live near them. Seems they were selling the frames at a fair price and included shipping, so I gave them a shot. Looks like are frames are on the boat man!

What fork are you running? This Maverick looks so cool I want to take it to bed with me. Even my wife, who knows nothing about bikes, commented on how light it was...

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Another question for the Yeti 575 guys who are running the Maverick DC fork:

What size upper crown (S,M or L) did you use if you put in on a large frame, the same size as mine? I have the fork, but not the frame and wanted to make sure that I had the correct crown size..

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Hey, MtbBiker, did you get your Yeti 575 yet? I have not called Adrenaline Bikes lately and thought I would ask you before bugging them...

BTW, I installed the Maverick fork on my Trek Liquid and really enjoyed the extra travel at a 24-hour race at 7-Springs, PA. Very plush when you needed it to be plush, yet so stiff and light which made it very efficient. I really liked the travel adjustment knob for climbs, too, as it gets your weight forward. My previous fork could be locked out, but that was at the full travel length of 125mm and that caused some front wheel drift on steep climbs..

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Called them Frida. Not here yet!

I call them once a week. At least this time this said it should come this week. I've been running the Maverick fork for the last several months and I'm still amazed at what an incredible fork it is. In my honest opinion it is the best all mountain fork period! I'll let you now when I get it, but I have a feeling you ordered your 575 a couple of days before me.
 

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mtbbiker said:
I call them once a week. At least this time this said it should come this week. I've been running the Maverick fork for the last several months and I'm still amazed at what an incredible fork it is. In my honest opinion it is the best all mountain fork period! I'll let you now when I get it, but I have a feeling you ordered your 575 a couple of days before me.
I would be surprised if my frame arrived before yours as they are probably in the same batch anyway.

Did you notice a small amount of fork oil when you remove your front wheel? I have and have assumed that that is normal.

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One thing to keep in mind here is WHY the Maverick is a DC. They designed the way they did to minimize weight without sacrifcing travel and lateral rigidity. Their solution was to build a DC out of large diameter aluminum tubing. I like the way they think outside the box. Another good example of that is their innovative solution for a thru axle. A 24mm hollow thru axle. That is the best of both worlds for the everyday rider. That fork would not take the daily beatings of a hucker or DH racer (nor would the axle probably), but for your aggressive trail riders, it is the perfect balance.

Esquire got to ride one, and fell in love with it. I was still very skeptical even after all of his heaped on praise... until I got to see one that is. Now I am sold. I have never felt an air fork that is SO stiction free. There is zero stiction, and that is coming from me, a coil/oil fork guy to the grave. The other thing you notice is that it seems like an optical illusion when you pick it up and heft it. Kinda like picking up a styrofoam boulder. Yet, it is so well built and very rugged and stiff. This can be likened to the bike manufacturers starting to us oversize aluminum tubing for their frames to make them both stiffer and lighter in the same stroke of the pen.

Enough from me though.. I want to read more testimonies.
 
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