Monday, May 2, 2011

Maiden Voyage: Maverick ML8 and new DUC 36

I visited Maverick Bikes on Friday to work on getting the new ride dialed in. Saturday morning came & I was ready to get out and rip. After riding a Spot Brand Single Speed for much of the last three years I was looking forward to riding something new. Get more details direct from Maverick on the DUC 36 HERE.Before I hit the dirt it was easy to see that the adjustability of the rebound in the DUC 36 over the 32 was greatly increased & functional. We headed up to a few spots but mostly Johnny Park, North Sheep Mountain and Coulsen Gulch to test this baby on the rugged rocky and steep terrain.

After riding a SS hard tail for a while it was an overall change of mental riding style. The fork felt supple on the front of the bike and confidence insipiring. Stay tuned for details as we get more hours & miles on this baby.
Troy from Boulder Business Products enjoys the technical terrain and the views.

The view from the bottom of Coulsen Gulch. We decided to do an out-and-back on Coulsen to enjoy the moist dirt on the decent before heading out along the river and turning back for the climb back out.
After climbing out of Coulsen Gulch & enjoying the dirt on the short descent back to the car we enjoyed a smile and a Dale's Pale Ale while revisiting the ride. The dirt was great, a straight up POWDER Day.

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