- Maverick ml8, Yeti 575, Foes XCT 5, which one? or alternatives?
For all day riding even on big stuff I’d honestly look no further than a nice Ti hardtail, maybe a Cotic Soda or in my case a 456. Have had a lot of back problem myself but can ride the On-One all day long. Just did a big trip to the Lakes, was really the perfect bike. Also have a Blur LT which I love a lot but dont honestly ride so much now.
Like the guys say, go demo a few, take your time.Posted 8 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
I like the Pace RC405 a lot. I actually own an ML7 as well, but it rarely sees the light of day now, the Pace climbs just as well if not better and kicks its butt pretty much everywhere else. Sorry. And even as a Maverick owner, I have to – belatedly – admit that it’s pig ugly no matter how well it functions.
It’s probably off to Maverick owner hell to me now – sorry Ego – but there, I’ve said it 🙂Posted 8 years agomboySubscriber
And even as a Maverick owner, I have to – belatedly – admit that it’s pig ugly no matter how well it functions.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, from the moment I first set eyes on a Maverick I wanted one, though I knew it would take years to afford one! And then I rode one, and wanted one even more!
Not ridden the Pace RC405, but have seen a couple in the flesh. They’re very much form follows function just like a Maverick, but in my opinion, in a very much more industrial way. I don’t think they’re ugly, but I don’t lust after one like I did the Maverick.
Mavericks are definite “Marmite” bikes though, you either love them or hate them with pretty much no feelings inbetween. I don’t bother trying to convince people how good they are if they don’t like the look of them, because it’s already a lost cause…Posted 8 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
I like riding the Maverick, but it’s still not an attractive bike. The Pace looks pretty much like what it is, the front half of a hardcore-ish hardtail with a suspended rear triangle bolted to it. I never said the Pace was attractive though, just that the Maverick is pig ugly. In particular, the seat tube angle is an enduring crime against aesthetics.
If you fell in love with a Maverick because of rather than in spite of the looks then that’s just plain weird. They ride great, but the looks? Vomit…Posted 8 years ago
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