2022 Maverick CC X01
2022 Maverick CC X01

Maverick

  • Overview
  • Bike Builder
  • Geometry and Sizing
  • Technical Support
  • Warranty

You can’t define the Maverick in just one line.

You’re not here to be whatever somebody else thinks you should be... and neither is the Maverick.

You’re here to get down. You’re here to go fast. Not fast for a girl. Just damn fast. So is the Maverick. Did someone say smile more? No problem. Tell ‘em to look closer as you set your quads on fire churning up the last brutal climb that makes the downhill taste that much sweeter. When you live for that magical space between pleasure and pain, the Maverick is the bike that won’t say no when you say yes.

With 145mm of supportive rear travel complimented by 150mm of front suspension and obstacle eating 29” wheels, this bike isn’t measured by what it can do. It’s measured by what’s left to do. 

The lower link VPP suspension soaks up big bumps with a pedal-efficient design that’s easy to tune exactly how you want it. Whether you’re hauling down root waterfalls, biting into big ledges, or soaking up the chatter, the Maverick isn’t here to tell you how to ride -- she enables you to ride wherever you decide.

Want to change the geometry? The integrated flip chip means all you have to do is grab an Allen key and in under a minute you can slacken the headtube and drop the bottom bracket for an extra-planted feel no matter how steep the descent gets.

Every size frame fits a water bottle inside the front triangle. After all, some days are made for riding lean. Other days are made for dusk-to-dawn solo sojourns that require an extra bottle in addition to a rucksack.

It’s time to escape the shoulda’s and the coulda’s. Write your own rules and explore trails until you run out of water or daylight (whichever comes last). The Maverick is just the pen.

Key Features:

Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC
Wheel Size: 29er
Front Travel: 150mm
Rear Travel: 145mm

Geometry

Units

mm

SML
Reach428mm453mm473mm
Stack601mm610mm619mm
Head Tube Angle65.5°65.5°65.5°
Seat Tube Length380mm405mm430mm
Front Center745mm774mm798mm
BB Height344mm344mm344mm
BB Drop29mm29mm29mm
Wheelbase1178mm1207mm1231mm
Rear Center433mm433mm433mm
Head Tube Length90mm100mm110mm
Top Tube Length566mm594mm618mm
Seat Tube Angle77.1°77.0°76.8°
Standover Height704mm718mm717mm

Units

mm

Units

cm

Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

Personal Preference

A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

Body Dimension

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.

Units

cm

155 - 165cm
155 - 165cm

S

165 - 175cm
165 - 175cm

M

175 - 185cm
175 - 185cm

L

Riding the 2021 Maverick
Hiking and carrying the 2021 Maverick
Riding the 2021 Maverick
Riding the 2021 Maverick over a rocky trail
Climbing on the 2021 Maverick
Riding the 2021 Maverick
2022 Maverick X01

Maintenance Information

Reserve Wheels

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Something not right? Use our warranty claim form to file a claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible.

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Maverick Tech Support

Suspension SystemVPP
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length210mm
Stroke55mm
Fork Compatibility150-170mm
BB Shell73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size2.4"
Max Chainring Size36t
Water Bottle Mounts1
Shock Mounting Bushing Front20x8
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear30x8

Download the shock setup PDF for this bike and get even more detailed sag, high/low rebound, and high/low compression recommendations for shocks below and get recommendations for the fork in each build.

Fox Float Performance

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)95 psi16-17.5 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)120 psi16-17.5 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)145 psi16-17.5 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)170 psi16-17.5 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)195 psi16-17.5 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)220 psi16-17.5 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)245 psi16-17.5 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)270 psi16-17.5 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)295 psi16-17.5 mm

RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)95 psi16-17.5 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)115 psi16-17.5 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)140 psi16-17.5 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)160 psi16-17.5 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)180 psi16-17.5 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)205 psi16-17.5 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)225 psi16-17.5 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)245 psi16-17.5 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)270 psi16-17.5 mm

Can I install a Chris King bottom bracket on my bike?

No, there's a chance that the bike's rear triangle will contact the outer section of the bottom bracket. If this happens, damage to the rear triangle may occur. 

Can I put 27.5" wheels on my Maverick?

The Maverick is compatible with 27x 2.8" tires in addition to our typical 29x2.4 spec. If you go this route, you'll most likely want the Hi BB setting and a 160mm fork, to keep the BB height in the right range.

Can I fit a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chainguide mounting. Most chainguides on the market that are made for this standard should work.

How is the shock tuned for lighter riders?

The custom shock tune of the RockShox Super Deluxe was developed based on two major factors: leverage rate curve of the Juliana Maverick and intended user of this bike. Here's the exact specs: DebonAir air spring,1 Token, Light check, Light rebound, L1 compression.

Should I ride in High or Low setting?

You should definitely try both, but we typically recommend starting in Low on the Maverick. If you find yourself hitting your pedals too much, give High a try.

The geometry chart shows two settings- how do I adjust that?

There's a "flip chip" on the link where the shock mounts. Just remove the lower shock bolt and flip the chips to the setting you desire.

What is the recommended fork?

Our geometry is based off of a 150mm fork with a 42 or 44mm offset. We wouldn't recommend less travel than that, as the BB will get a bit low. 160mm is fine if that's your preference.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

This bike uses integrated headset cups. The upper is 41mm and the lower is 52mm. The SHIS name is IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40.

What size tire will fit?

This varies greatly depending on tire make and model, but 29x2.4" is generally the max you'd want in there. Some 2.5" tires will be fine as well, but not all.

What are the main differences between the Juliana Maverick and Santa Cruz Hightower?

The Maverick is spec'd with a shock that is tuned for lighter riders, a Juliana women’s saddle, and Juliana grips. It is offered in 4 kits. 

Why is there no XS size Maverick?

The longer the travel in a 29” platform, the harder it is to make one in the smaller sizes. Our size small fits a fairly wide range of riders. For reference, our product Manager is ~5’1” and she fits on a size small. To accomodate a wider range of riders, we added a size large into the size range for the Maverick.

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Anka Martin's 2022 Roubion next to her land cruiser with an open rooftop tent

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