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Old 08-04-07, 09:33 AM   #1
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Maverick Duck Forx

Thoughts?

I was looking at the DUC32, but I don't know anyone who has one around here. They make a Hope Pro II conversion kit for my frt. hub.

I like that they're only 3.5lbs with a TA...I don't like that it's air sprung. I'm possibly going fork shopping next spring. I read a review on it in MBA. They said it was too squishy and blew through its travel too quickly for aggressive riding. To me, a fork that's too squishy just needs a little more air, so I don't know why this was an issue.

Is it a decent all mountain fork? It doesn't have compression / rebound adj?

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I AM a fork up.

Not quite the rave review I was hoping for.

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Thats a really great post with lots of good info Pete.You know that's gonna piss some folks off.
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I'm seconding the recommendation of a pike. The maxle seriously makes life easier. I'm regretting selling mine.
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It always seems to come back to that freakin' PIKE. I guess I'm going to seriously consider it due to the rash of wonderful reviews I keep hearing. It's about time I bite the bullet and add 1/2lb to my bike and quit crying about it. The 20mm does sound nice. I did notice a little flex on my last ride with my Vanilla. I hadn't really ever noticed it before, but I'll probably feel it all the time now.
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It always seems to come back to that freakin' PIKE. I guess I'm going to seriously consider it due to the rash of wonderful reviews I keep hearing. It's about time I bite the bullet and add 1/2lb to my bike and quit crying about it. The 20mm does sound nice. I did notice a little flex on my last ride with my Vanilla. I hadn't really ever noticed it before, but I'll probably feel it all the time now.
Thats just you looking for a reason to buy a new toy.
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Get. The. Pike. And the Hope 20mm adapters. Very, very well worth the slight bit of extra weight.
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