I no longer want a YETI, I want a Maverick!



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LIBERATOR

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I want a Maverick, YETI is junk like a slinky and designed poorly,
when doing life or death style of riding, I want no slinky!

Ride-A-Lot bought a Yeti cuz he is so big and plumpy he needs a giant
slinky to handle his big huge woman boobied beer belly steak chomping
bratwurst stealing from my plate juji fruit gobbling body, putz!

Maverick Bikes RULE!!

http://www.maverickbike.com/
 
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DI

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"LIBERATOR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I want a Maverick, YETI is junk like a slinky and designed poorly,
> when doing life or death style of riding, I want no slinky!
>
> Ride-A-Lot bought a Yeti cuz he is so big and plumpy he needs a giant
> slinky to handle his big huge woman boobied beer belly steak chomping
> bratwurst stealing from my plate juji fruit gobbling body, putz!
>
> Maverick Bikes RULE!!
>
> http://www.maverickbike.com/
>


Maybe you'll find one at the Thrift Store someday.
 
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(PeteCresswell)

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Per DI:
>> Maverick Bikes RULE!!
>>
>> http://www.maverickbike.com/


I've been riding a Maverick-link bike for several years now. It's
not Maverick's... but another maker's that uses the Maverick sus
parts.

I like it, but have reservations about it's durability - having
broken one of the link connector bolts on at least two, maybe
three separate occasions and cracked the BB shell casing once.

I'm no engineer, but I'd call the link connector bolts on mine
"cheesy". The BB shell casing has been redesigned in alu
instead of magnesium, and I'd hope that makes it a bit more
robust.

Dunno about those connector bolts though. Doing them in
something stronger couldn't add more than a half ounce... and,
while they're at it, they could make both ends threaded so they'd
be replaceable in the field instead of requiring removal of the
drive side crank arm.
--
PeteCresswell
 
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LIBERATOR

Guest
On Aug 13, 6:55 pm, "(PeteCresswell)" <[email protected]> wrote:
> Per DI:
>
> >> Maverick Bikes RULE!!

>
> >>http://www.maverickbike.com/

>
> I've been riding a Maverick-link bike for several years now. It's
> not Maverick's... but another maker's that uses the Maverick sus
> parts.
>
> I like it, but have reservations about it's durability - having
> broken one of the link connector bolts on at least two, maybe
> three separate occasions and cracked the BB shell casing once.
>
> I'm no engineer, but I'd call the link connector bolts on mine
> "cheesy". The BB shell casing has been redesigned in alu
> instead of magnesium, and I'd hope that makes it a bit more
> robust.
>
> Dunno about those connector bolts though. Doing them in
> something stronger couldn't add more than a half ounce... and,
> while they're at it, they could make both ends threaded so they'd
> be replaceable in the field instead of requiring removal of the
> drive side crank arm.
> --
> PeteCresswell


What is Yeti quality on this subject?
 
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LIBERATOR

Guest
On Aug 13, 6:45 pm, "DI" <[email protected]> wrote:
> "LIBERATOR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>
> news:[email protected]
>
> >I want a Maverick, YETI is junk like a slinky and designed poorly,
> > when doing life or death style of riding, I want no slinky!

>
> > Ride-A-Lot bought a Yeti cuz he is so big and plumpy he needs a giant
> > slinky to handle his big huge woman boobied beer belly steak chomping
> > bratwurst stealing from my plate juji fruit gobbling body, putz!

>
> > Maverick Bikes RULE!!

>
> >http://www.maverickbike.com/

>
> Maybe you'll find one at the Thrift Store someday.


RUSH is going to give me one along with the 20 million they owe me.
 
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CowPunk

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On Aug 14, 4:31 am, LIBERATOR <[email protected]> wrote:
> I want a Maverick, YETI is junk like a slinky and designed poorly,
> when doing life or death style of riding, I want no slinky!
>
> Ride-A-Lot bought a Yeti cuz he is so big and plumpy he needs a giant
> slinky to handle his big huge woman boobied beer belly steak chomping
> bratwurst stealing from my plate juji fruit gobbling body, putz!
>
> Maverick Bikes RULE!!
>
> http://www.maverickbike.com/



Looks like the trendy advertising campaign works?

Funny how "freeriding" is undergoing the same changes we saw in
snowboarding when "freeriding" became cool thing to do in that sport.
Overpriced junk with hip names and ad slogans, but nothing more.
Isn't that what freeriding really is? Trendy, corporate, overpriced,
overrated....

At least Yeti has been around since the beginning. I'd take one over
a Maverick anyday.
 
On Aug 13, 7:50 pm, CowPunk <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Aug 14, 4:31 am, LIBERACE <[email protected]> queefed:
>


<snip> Liberace queefage <snip>

>
> >http://www.maverickbike.com/

>
> Looks like the trendy advertising campaign works?


They usually do.

>
> Funny how "freeriding" is undergoing the same changes we saw in
> snowboarding when "freeriding" became cool thing to do in that sport.


Why the bend towards freeriding in this thread? Are you suggesting
that Maverick is going to produce a freeride frame.
That would be a huge jump for them ... considering that they only
produce XC/endurance frames at this time, although they seem to do
pretty well at Super D.

> Overpriced junk with hip names and ad slogans, but nothing more.
> Isn't that what freeriding really is? Trendy, corporate, overpriced,
> overrated....


Yes .... absolutely, and Yeti has been wrapped up in freeride for
years.

> At least Yeti has been around since the beginning.


Aty least the name has been. Bought and sold and even owned by Schwinn
at one time. Come to think of it, Mongoose has been there since the
beginning, guess Liberace is on the cutting edge.

> I'd take one over a Maverick anyday.


Maverick has been around for close to a decade, and Turner, well he
has been around since the beginning. But to each there own sewer.

R
 
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Scott Gordo

Guest
On Aug 14, 10:51 am, [email protected] wrote:
> On Aug 13, 7:50 pm, CowPunk <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > On Aug 14, 4:31 am, LIBERACE <[email protected]> queefed:

>
> <snip> Liberace queefage <snip>
>
>
>
> > >http://www.maverickbike.com/

>
> > Looks like the trendy advertising campaign works?

>
> They usually do.
>
>
>
> > Funny how "freeriding" is undergoing the same changes we saw in
> > snowboarding when "freeriding" became cool thing to do in that sport.

>
> Why the bend towards freeriding in this thread? Are you suggesting
> that Maverick is going to produce a freeride frame.
> That would be a huge jump for them ... considering that they only
> produce XC/endurance frames at this time, although they seem to do
> pretty well at Super D.
>
> > Overpriced junk with hip names and ad slogans, but nothing more.
> > Isn't that what freeriding really is? Trendy, corporate, overpriced,
> > overrated....

>
> Yes .... absolutely, and Yeti has been wrapped up in freeride for
> years.
>
> > At least Yeti has been around since the beginning.

>
> Aty least the name has been. Bought and sold and even owned by Schwinn
> at one time. Come to think of it, Mongoose has been there since the
> beginning, guess Liberace is on the cutting edge.
>
> > I'd take one over a Maverick anyday.

>
> Maverick has been around for close to a decade, and Turner, well he
> has been around since the beginning. But to each there own sewer.
>
> R


IIRC, Schwinn let Yeti keep their autonomy, or at least their Colorado
shop. I think that Schwinn Homegrowns were basically rebadged Yetis
(or vice-versa.) They were both using that "#-Banger" suspension
design, which was supposed to be good stuff though it looked like a
lot of pivots. However, like fellow former-boutique label Bontrager
under Trek, I think the Yeti brand suffered some backlash once it
became part of Schwinn's portfolio.

The Schwinns made during the period when they owned Yeti and GT were
pretty nice. The people running the show at the time seemed like bike-
lovin' folk with a hint of flair. My road bike (a Taiwanese Peloton)
is from that period, when they were one of precious few companies
building steel frames that weren't either garbage or laughably
expensive. After a whole lotta miles of use, abuse, mud, blood, and
beer (and not just a few Clyde crashes), I think I've worn out and/or
replaced 80% of the parts on that bike. Somebody someday will have to
pry it from my cold, dead, greasy hands.

Anyway, back to the point. Does Yeti still do their looptail? How
precious to think how at one point that was the best marketing gimmick
they could provide their customers. I remember reading some review
somewhere that the looptail offered more vertical compliance. Hoo-eee!

/s

BTW: a MAGNESIUM BB shell? So it's not a Seven, and I don't think
Klein took a Mag foray.... Who else licensed the Maverick sus? Is this
a one-off custom frame?
 
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LIBERATOR

Guest
On Aug 14, 9:59 am, Scott Gordo <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Aug 14, 10:51 am, [email protected] wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Aug 13, 7:50 pm, CowPunk <[email protected]> wrote:

>
> > > On Aug 14, 4:31 am, LIBERACE <[email protected]> queefed:

>
> > <snip> Liberace queefage <snip>

>
> > > >http://www.maverickbike.com/

>
> > > Looks like the trendy advertising campaign works?

>
> > They usually do.

>
> > > Funny how "freeriding" is undergoing the same changes we saw in
> > > snowboarding when "freeriding" became cool thing to do in that sport.

>
> > Why the bend towards freeriding in this thread? Are you suggesting
> > that Maverick is going to produce a freeride frame.
> > That would be a huge jump for them ... considering that they only
> > produce XC/endurance frames at this time, although they seem to do
> > pretty well at Super D.

>
> > > Overpriced junk with hip names and ad slogans, but nothing more.
> > > Isn't that what freeriding really is? Trendy, corporate, overpriced,
> > > overrated....

>
> > Yes .... absolutely, and Yeti has been wrapped up in freeride for
> > years.

>
> > > At least Yeti has been around since the beginning.

>
> > Aty least the name has been. Bought and sold and even owned by Schwinn
> > at one time. Come to think of it, Mongoose has been there since the
> > beginning, guess Liberace is on the cutting edge.

>
> > > I'd take one over a Maverick anyday.

>
> > Maverick has been around for close to a decade, and Turner, well he
> > has been around since the beginning. But to each there own sewer.

>
> > R

>
> IIRC, Schwinn let Yeti keep their autonomy, or at least their Colorado
> shop. I think that Schwinn Homegrowns were basically rebadged Yetis
> (or vice-versa.) They were both using that "#-Banger" suspension
> design, which was supposed to be good stuff though it looked like a
> lot of pivots. However, like fellow former-boutique label Bontrager
> under Trek, I think the Yeti brand suffered some backlash once it
> became part of Schwinn's portfolio.
>
> The Schwinns made during the period when they owned Yeti and GT were
> pretty nice. The people running the show at the time seemed like bike-
> lovin' folk with a hint of flair. My road bike (a Taiwanese Peloton)
> is from that period, when they were one of precious few companies
> building steel frames that weren't either garbage or laughably
> expensive. After a whole lotta miles of use, abuse, mud, blood, and
> beer (and not just a few Clyde crashes), I think I've worn out and/or
> replaced 80% of the parts on that bike. Somebody someday will have to
> pry it from my cold, dead, greasy hands.
>
> Anyway, back to the point. Does Yeti still do their looptail? How
> precious to think how at one point that was the best marketing gimmick
> they could provide their customers. I remember reading some review
> somewhere that the looptail offered more vertical compliance. Hoo-eee!
>
> /s
>
> BTW: a MAGNESIUM BB shell? So it's not a Seven, and I don't think
> Klein took a Mag foray.... Who else licensed the Maverick sus? Is this
> a one-off custom frame?- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


Another player on equal terms to Maverick and YETI would be Ellsworth.
Those are mighty high priced too. So what does Ellsworth got better
than the other two?