Maverick American Bicycles
Our relationship with Maverick began when we started the business in 2005. We didn't expect to become such Maverick fans, but the truth is, they make simple, durable suspension that performs really well. Here are a few custom-machined performance upgrades that we make specifically for Maverick forks:
Internal Floating Piston (IFP)
IFPs are nothing new to the world of suspension. They are commonly used in rear shocks to provide separation between oil and pressurized nitrogen or air. The oil moves through the damper in a predictable way because it is air-free and as a result, damping remains consistent from the top of the mountain to the bottom. Our use of the IFP in Maverick forks gives us lots of tuning options. We can alter the depth of the piston to provide more or less bottom-out resistance. We change pressures behind the piston according to body weight and riding style.
One of my pet peeves with long-travel forks is the tendency to "dive" or collapse under weight shifts. A rider's weight shifts forward during braking and when descending steeps, this robs the rider of suspension travel when they need it most. The small pocket of pressure behind the IFP provides resistance to fork dive without sacrificing small-bump sensitivity.
With our IFP, you'll experience more consistent damping, increased tuning options and less fork-dive. All this for a bargain at $25.
HeadlocksTM were the result of many calls from Maverick riders who had their main wiper seals pop out, drenching the brake caliper in oil-bath. People generally don't like when this happens. The rear end of Maverick bikes uses a threaded collar to permanently capture the seal and keep it in place. I just needed to design a sealhead that would do the same for the fork. And while we were at it, we had it anodized in different colors to compliment whatever theme you've got going on...currently in blue, red or gold.
HeadlocksTM are $85 installed.
Tuesday 18th of June 2013