Maverick DUC 32 2005 Front Shocks

DESCRIPTION

  • The Fork has 6" (150mm) of air sprung, oil damped travel. Run it open at six inches while riding or, with the flick of a switch, reduce it to 4" (100mm) of travel while climbing technical terrain.
  • The Upper tubes and lower crown are welded together, a much lighter and stiffer method of building then bolting or pressing the legs into the crown (50mm welded aluminum uppers, 32mm hard anodized aluminum lowers).
  • External rebound adjustment.
  • Proprietary Design, True Quick Release, Front Loading.
  • Maverick's integrated stem (included) bolts directly to the upper crown. Three stem lengths are available: 70mm, 90mm, and 105mm. Stem weight: 130 grams.
  • The upper crown is available in three different profiles: low, medium and high, to fit a variety of frame sizes.
  • Stanchion Guards included.
  • Fork weight, including upper crown is 1588 grams (3.5 lbs).
  • Maverick Hub with 24 mm axle available separately (244 grams).
  • Build Height (Axle to Crown Race): 517.4mm.
  • Ride Height (with recommended 35-40mm sag): 477.4 to 482.4mm.

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [May 11, 2010]
    ctrip75
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    Looks cool

    Weakness:

    Hold your breath every ride. Does not work well with different headsets. Maverick thinks the fork is amazing, so don't call them for help.

    I finally got this fork mounted but because i had a bad headset. It seemed to work fine for about 20 minutes on the trail then the steerer shaft and nut came loose. I realized it just simpley stripped.

    Ended up mounting the reba from my other bike with another wheel of course.

    Royal pain. I did order the steerer shaft and i'm going to mount this again but I've spent way to much time getting this to work right.

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    [Jun 16, 2009]
    leshark
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Super Plush 6" travel, Super light (lightest dual crown on the market by a mile) real quick release, simple to service with excellent support from Maverick

    Weakness:

    Need to be able to self service (but if you can't service these forks you shouldn't be riding a bike!)

    Just returned forma a week of grueling riding in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, these forks rock, if you like to pump up your forks (so there's no movement) these are not for you, they seem to work well with 35% sag on fast rocky stuff, technical and when locked down climbe well! Excellent allrounder

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    [Apr 21, 2009]
    baha_boater
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    First of all I realize that the original DUC32's had seal issues but that issue has been resolved forever. What you get is an uber stiff/plush fork that provides 6" of travel at slightly over 3.5lbs. Even though this fork is a several year old design I don't know of another fork that can make that claim. I ride lots of ups/down here in east TN and I don't need a platform and rarely have to use the climbing mode except on really steep climbs. I was able to tear it down to make adjustments in my garage with simple hand tools and it's construction is top notch. I weight 220 in gear and this fork is point and shoot going down rough fire roads at nearly insane speeds. The front hub is simple and builds out to a super stiff light wheel. Stiff enough to take a 200MM disk no with no problem. Customer support is great as well as fellow Maverick owners on the Forum on MTBR.

    Weakness:

    Well I guess no platform system but I don't miss having one. My previous fork was a Dual Air Pike 454 w/Maxel which had platforms and negative air all the bells but I find the DUC32 simply does not need them. 6 Inches of plush progressive travel on a really stiff platform is all I need...

    I have ridden this fork extensively on both the Maverick ML8 & 7/5 and it is amazing. It enables me to ride over/through sections that I would not even attempt. It is easily serviced and very tunable to your individual taste. I have built up a 6.5"/6" bike that weighs around 26 lbs with a Joplin Seatpost which weighs 1.2 lbs but allows you to drop the seat and let the ML8 loose. They are not making the DUC32 anymore which is a shame but Carbon DUC36 is on the way with more travel (8") & stiffness at near the same weight.. Can't wait!

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    [Feb 13, 2009]
    jasonkayzar
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Bought a Trek 69er last year with this fork

    Weakness:

    Stem choices, goofy QR mechanism doesn't line up w/brake rotors very well every time you remove wheel.

    My 69er was pretty expensive for what I got, but I love it. The fork looks cool, but the bike is heavy. Lack of wheel and stem options along with it's weight make lightening the bike an expensive prospect.
    Plastic Fork protectors?? Really? Cracked one on the first ride and the vibration noise almost drove me insane.

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    [Jul 07, 2008]
    womble
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Light
    Plush
    Simple
    Eye catching

    Weakness:

    Customer service
    Lack of hub choices
    Lack of stem choices
    PIA to tune

    The fork is good- simple, plush and lightweight for 150mm.

    It's a pity that buying this fork locks you into hub and stem choices, but this is understandable. Still, it would be nice to have more than 3 choices of Maverick stem and 2 choices of hub (Maverick and Hope).

    On the downside, my customer service experiences have been poor- Maverick will talk to you when they feel like, and ignore you for ages when they don't. They've ticked me off enough that I would not buy another product, but still, the fork is overall good.

    To adjust rebound, you have to fiddle with oil and shims, so it is not as convenient as with many other fork.

    Value 3/5 because the product is expensive and the CS is lousy.
    Overall 4 out of 5 because it works well, but is a pain to tune.

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    [Oct 18, 2005]
    scott
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    they kinda look cool thats all!

    Weakness:

    weak components, extremely quick rebound, difficult to adust, bobs way too much, just freekin awful

    these forks were the worst i have ever used - absolutly awful - i couldnt wait to get rid of them. I went straight back to talas forks - and way too expensive

    the way too fast rebound is like riding a pogo stick

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    [Oct 10, 2005]
    Seth Cowers
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    people ask you about it.

    Weakness:

    expensive. not any better than a fox fork. overrated. seepage with new seals. ground down disk adapter like others...pain in the butt. adjustable only through air volume or oil volume...irritating to have to change oil to get the best performance. when will they learn that the market isn't 150lb racers...duh!

    wouldn't buy anything from them again...seems like they innovate junk.

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    Fox 36

    [Feb 17, 2006]
    Sean
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Super stiff front end, no twisting through ruts. 6" travel to 4" in the flick of a wrist, and no need to reach down to the front wheel to do it.

    Weakness:

    PRice, plus the cost of a new frint wheel to match.

    These forks rock, super stiff, very inspiring downhill round corners, the front end just tracks where you want it to go, none of the mushy floppy tracking of normal QR hubs and suspension forks. The fork can pogo a little if climbing unlocked on rocky trails, but as I noted, climbing rocy trains with 6" of travel is probably not what you want to be doing any way. Love love love these forks.
    No problems as yet.
    If your an XC to downhill type rider get these, if you jsut like XC, probably a little too much travel, but they are stiffer than anything else out there and they only weigh 3.5lbs.

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    [Jan 30, 2006]
    Andi Delis
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    Good advertising for their oppostion, great warrantee back-up again and again

    Weakness:

    Their own product

    Have had THREE new sets, been pulled down 5 times by "professionals", these forks are to me severely overated and trouble makers and at best unreliable.

    The amount of time they stay good is not worth it, have swapped them out for Fox TALAS 36 RC2, should have done it months ago.

    Suggest Maverick go secretly buy some Fox forks and pull them apart to see how things should be built.

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    Thankfully not many

    [May 21, 2006]
    Wayne Smith

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    6 inches of travel, under 4 pounds, no lock out but the 4 inch mode does a darn good job. The people at Maverick American have been nothing but help.

    Weakness:

    I don't have one on all of my bikes

    My bike weighs under 32 pounds, that may not seem light to some but it holds up, every part of it. The maverick fork is the first fork I have kept in my possession for more than one year. Psylo exploded, fox was good but maverick is better, lefty Ti spring broke. This fork is not the stiffest thing on the market by any means, but it's no wet noodle either, the travel is plush and solid, and it is just outright sexy looking, I can't say enough good stuff about this fork or the maverick company. It's worth the money.

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