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Maverick

Starting at $2299

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Maverick is an American-made fat bike with modern trail geometry designed for having fun whenever and wherever you ride. Manufactured in Bangor, WI. Available as a frame only here.

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Lead Time: 10-12 weeks* (Builds w/ Wren Rigid Carbon forks. ETA: 10/22/21)

*Please note that this lead time is an estimate based on current production volume and component availability. While we make every effort to manufacture bikes as fast as possible, sometimes issues arise that can affect lead times slightly. We appreciate your patience!

If you are able to source your own parts, our Maverick frames are available for sale here.

Overview

Just like the name implies, Maverick is different from the rest of the pack. It is an American-made fat bike with modern trail geometry and massive tires. It is the missing tool to keep your free riding spirit alive when the snow hits the ground. The Maverick’s roomy cockpit is made for short stems and wide bars for better control over the big front tire. The slack head tube angle, low bottom bracket, and optimized chain stay lengths make for a balanced ride to keep you feeling confident on the steep downhill sections and allow you to climb like a mountain goat on those daunting hills. Maverick is designed for having fun whenever and wherever you ride.

  • Ride anywhere
  • Easy to pedal
  • Lightweight
  • Low maintenance

Freedom of choice

Customize the color and components of your bike to fit your riding style and budget.

Key Features

  • American-made 6061-T6 aluminum frame
  • Chain stay and seat stay yokes
  • Sliding dropouts
  • Thru axles
  • Threaded bottom bracket
  • External cable routing
  • Dropper post compatible
  • Tubeless wheels/tires
  • Water bottle mounts
  • Rear rack mounts
  • Low standover height

Tire Size Compatibility

  • 26×4.8 (stock)
  • 27.5×3.8
  • 26×5.05 (Not compatible with Wren forks)
  • 27.5×4.5 (sliders in middle position)
  • 29+

A new design

We’ve taken a different approach to frame design by using oversized American-made 6061 tubing up front and rectangular tubing in the rear, matted to CNC’d chain stay and seat stay yokes. This burly design reduces frame flex, improves torsional compliance, and enhances power transfer from each pedal stroke, while giving our bikes the unique aggressive look that we are becoming known for. The incorporation of CNC’d yokes also allows our frames to have greater tire and chain ring clearance, while creating stronger weld joints due to a more precise manufacturing process.

Build Kit

FramesetStandard Build Kit
FramePremium 6061-T6 Aluminum (Made in USA)
ForkYour Choice
DropoutsSliders, 20mm adjustable, 197x12mm
Wheelset
Front HubSun Ringle SLC Sealed 150x15
Rear HubSun Ringle SLC Sealed 197x12
Rims26" Sun Ringle Mulefut v2 80
TiresSchwalbe Jumbo Jim 26x4.8"
Tubes26x4.8 tubes
Drivetrain
ShiftersNEW: Box Three Prime 9 X-Wide (9-speed)
Rear DerailleurNEW: Box Three Prime 9 X-Wide (9-speed)
CassetteNEW: Box Three Prime 9 X-Wide (9-speed 11-50t)
ChainNEW: Box Three Prime 9 (9-speed)
CrankRaceFace Ride: 170mm (S-M), 175mm (L-XL)
ChainringRaceFace DM N/W Steel 30t
Bottom BracketRaceFace Team XC 100mm Threaded
PedalsNone
Components
SaddleWTB Speed Comp
SeatpostRace Face Ride
HandlebarRaceFace Chester 35 x 780mm 35mm Rise 5 degree upsweep
GripsODI Elite Pro Lock-on
StemRaceFace Chester 40mm length 35mm clamp
HeadsetFSA Orbit ITA - tapered
Brakeset
CalipersSram Level
Front RotorJagwire 160mm
Rear RotorJagwire 180mm
Weight
WeightMedium w/Carbon Fork - 32 lbs
Medium w/Suspension - 35 lbs
Weight limit350lbs

Frame Specs

Frame Material: 6061-T6 aluminum (Made in USA)


Bottom Bracket: 100mm Threaded


Chainline: 76mm


Max Chainring: 32t


Rear Spacing: 12 x 197mm (Stock) / 9 x 190mm (with QR sliders)


Dropouts: Paragon Left Side, Sliding, Post Mount, 160 Rotor, 12 mm | Right Side, Sliding, Hanger, M12 x 1.5 | T45 bolts (40nm)


Rear Axle: PMW Combo Head, 197 x M12 x 1.5, Rear


Headtube: 50.8mm OD / 44mm ID


Seat Tube: 34.9mm OD / 31.6mm ID


Seat Post Clamp Diameter: 34.9mm


Recommended Tire Size: 26 x 4.8″ / 27.5 x 3.8″ / 29 x 3.0″


Max Tire Size: 26 x 5.05″ / 27.5 x 4.5″


Water Bottle Mounts: 2 locations (above and below down tube)


Rack Mounts: Located on rear dropouts (Special seat clamp required for seat tube mount)


Weight: 6 lbs (with sliders)

Geometry

Geometry with Manitou Mastodon Fork / Wren Inverted
 Bike SizeSmallMediumLargeX-Large
Recommended Rider Height5'3"-5'7"5'8"-5'11"6'0"-6'3"6'4"-6'7"
AEffective Top Tube Length617mm655mm687mm720mm
BReach430mm465mm495mm525mm
CStack640mm649mm658mm668mm
DSeat Tube Length400mm440mm490mm540mm
ESeat Tube Angle74°74°74°74°
FHead Tube Length115mm125mm135mm145mm
GHead Tube Angle67°67°67°67°
HChainstay Length445-465mm445-465mm445-465mm445-465mm
JStand Over Height28"29"30"32"
KBottom Bracket Drop55mm55mm55mm55mm
LBottom Bracket Height325mm325mm325mm325mm
MWheelbase1174-1194mm/1169-1189mm1213-1233mm/1208-1228mm1247-1267mm/1232-1252mm1280-1300mm/1275-1295mm
NFront Center735mm/729mm768mm/762mm808mm/802mm842mm/836mm
OFork Length530mm530mm530mm530mm
PFork Offset51mm/45mm51mm/45mm51mm/45mm51mm/45mm

-Geometry without suspension sag
-Standover is measured 70mm from the front of bottom bracket center

Geometry with Wren Carbon Rigid Fork (Suspension corrected: 505 axle-to-crown length is equivalent to suspension set at 20% sag)
 Bike SizeSmallMediumLargeX-Large
Recommended Rider Height5'3"-5'7"5'8"-5'11"6'0"-6'3"6'4"-6'8"
AEffective Top Tube Length614mm651mm684mm717mm
BReach442mm476mm506mm536mm
CStack632mm642mm650mm659mm
DSeat Tube Length400mm440mm490mm540mm
ESeat Tube Angle75°75°75°75°
FHead Tube Length115mm125mm135mm145mm
GHead Tube Angle68°68°68°68°
HChainstay Length445-465mm445-465mm445-465mm445-465mm
JStand Over Height27.5"28.5"29.5"31.5"
KBottom Bracket Drop63mm63mm63mm63mm
LBottom Bracket Height316mm316mm316mm316mm
MWheelbase1156-1176mm1192-1212mm1229-1249mm1263-1283mm
NFront Center719mm757mm791mm825mm
OFork Length505mm505mm505mm505mm
PFork Offset42mm42mm42mm42mm

-Standover is measured 70mm from the front of bottom bracket center

Finish Options

Factory Raw

A current trend in the hand crafted bike industry is choosing a bike that is delivered with a factory raw finish. The factory raw look best reveals the manufacturing quality and technical details of the frame. Factory raw frames are not coated after production, but move directly to assembly. Over time, an oxide layer/patina forms on the frame, causing the shine of the raw aluminium to fade slightly. With the help of a polishing compound or cleaner, the old shine can be restored in a few easy steps.

Powder Coat

If you decide to customize the color of your bike, you can choose from a selection of several different powder coat colors. If there isn’t a color shown on our bike build page, please contact us for custom options. Powder coating is an advanced finishing process that is a extremely durable and more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing when exposed to snow, rain, and the hot sun.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Charles Hosier (Atlanta, GA, US)
First Fat Tire Bike

The Maverick… what a bike! Kudos to Wyatt and his staff for building an incredible machine, and providing superb customer service. Wyatt kept me informed through the whole process and in particular with the seemingly never ending (through NO fault of Wyatt Bicycles) supply chain issues. It was WELL worth the wait. They will not build/sell you a bike that does not suit your needs perfectly. I most highly recommend this company!

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M (Wilsonville, OR, US)
Fatty can FLY

Wyatt Bikes are top notch! Wyatt was very accommodating and was very responsive. It was great to bounce ideas off him for components.

The bike could just be called the Terminator because it is a bruiser. I got mine in raw finish and it is awesome. I have taken the bike to both a BMX park as well as a challenging bike trail full of swooping downhill, techy switchbacks, and steep climbs. The thing can absolute fly and is very nimble!

I got an XL and am 6’5 and it fits awesome. Plenty of room to move around the bike

Also, I took a lot of pride in knowing my bike is made in the USA

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Daniel Smith (Merrill, WI, US)
Zoomy’s Review

(this is the daughter) For my 16th birthday I got the option between a bike or a car, obviously I chose a new bike. After doing a ton of research we came across Wyatt’s bikes. When we found out it was custom made in Lacrosse we jumped at it! Considering the current bike shortage, the wait was appropriate and totally worth it! The bike rides amazing and goes right over any boulders. I’ve had it less than two weeks and rode it multiple times. As a plus, it looks super cool, meeting Wyatt was super cool. I definitely recommend if you are looking into a new bike!

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Allison Pfaff Harris (Madison, WI, US)
Fantastic Fat Bike!

My husband and I purchased our first fat bike and we are loving it so far. We have been riding it on the local MTB trails and can't wait to try it out this winter. Everything was setup well from Wyatt and the bike feels great to ride, especially the front suspension. Would recommend this bike to anyone looking for a frame builder in Wisconsin and a way to support the local bike community. Thanks Wyatt!

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Stacie Hayes (Garland, TX, US)
Maverick Bike

I absolutely love my bike. I wish for the price, that it came with a kick stand, but other than that, I love love love it.

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Ryan Fowler (New Richmond, WI, US)
Beautiful, handmade American craftsmanship

Handmade one at a time, finished with your choice of top of the line components. Buy from Wyatt and you are supporting an American company that employs real craftsman, not some foreign, robot assembly line. What you get for your money is priceless in todays corporate, profits first world. You get a custom quality product and service unmatched in the industry.

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Steve Metz (Oshkosh, WI, US)
Excellent Product, Great Customer Service and Made in the USA

When I set out to buy my first new bike in 17 years, one of my first criteria was 'made in the USA'. I quickly found that all of the large brands made few, if any bikes domestically. During my research I found Wyatt Bikes in Wisconsin which is also my home state. Wyatt makes a technically sound product with high level of options and customization. Most impressive is the entire frame is heat treated after welding, which makes the welds and associated areas consistently strong. Combine this with excellent customer service and it is a winning combination. Highly recommended!

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Tim Bugni (Madison, WI, US)
Amazing bike

As a backdrop, I ride an Ibis Ripmo V1 in the summer, which is an amazing trail bike. The geometry of the Maverick shares some of the features that make the Ripmo V1 such a great bike. In fact, the Maverick shares geometry characteristics with the top rated trail bikes marketed today, but I can see where the slight modifications improve handling in the snow. I love the upright position provided by the steep seat tube angle. It provides a comfortable position for riding uphill and makes the bike climb very well. The front remains planted while my weight is balanced nicely for traction on the snow. It maneuvers around switchbacks with ease. Overall, I would say the geometry is really spot on. Modern and seems to keep the bike planted on snowy surfaces. When I was comparing geometries while considering a fat bike, it was clear that the Maverick was in a league of its own.

My Maverick is set up with a Wren inverted fork, which has a short offset. Combined with the head tube angle, this bike is very stable and confident going downhill. I'm actually excited to ride this bike in the summer as well. I have ridden down some very steep faces in the snow—lines that others have not attempted. The bike inspires confidence going downhill. It feels well controlled on steep, technical faces.

At slow speeds, the Maverick is well balanced. It maneuvers easily. While it is more capable downhill compared to probably all fat bikes made today, it still can be maneuvered at slow speeds. Again, that speaks to the geometry being in a sweet spot.

It is also still quite playful and can be moved fairly easily. It manuals easily. All around, it is a fun, fun bike. And it has fantastic looks. I love the design. I also live in Wisconsin and drove to the shop to pick up the bike. What an awesome experience to meet Wyatt and see where the bike was made. I went back and forth with Wyatt on specifics with my bike as well. Wyatt was easy to work with, and was very helpful. Finally, the parts choices that Wyatt provided are fantastic choices. Pro taper and Deity parts. High quality, but also those parts are an outstanding value, which are passed on to the buyer.

Overall, I am so happy that I bought a Wyatt. I can’t say enough good things about the bike.

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Daniel McDill (Hedgesville, WV, US)
Amazing Machine!

I've ridden some nice bikes in my time but when I got this Maverick I was pretty blown away... Wyatt's got the geometry nailed on this one! Everything feels like it is exactly where it's supposed to be.. very agile and balanced. Not only is it unique among anything else in the hardtail fat bike world, it's also a very light weight tank. Definitely a head turner. Working with Wyatt bikes to get this thing specked was also very nice. If you're on the fence about this one... Jump on over... It really nice on this side!

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John Vickrey (Portland, OR, US)
Maverick GX

This was my first purchase of a fat bike. I wanted to buy US and found the perfect builder. I live on the Oregon Coast where the conditions are extremely wet and muddy with massive tree roots. I like to climb and push myself technically. I trusted this builder to meet my criteria and I couldn’t be more impressed. The frame is well designed and robust. I have always appreciated the craftsmanship and structural assurance of well executed welds.
After just a couple of weeks I’m still getting to know the bike, but I can tell you that I have been very pleased with my initial experiences. It climbs surprisingly well and is responsive in tight turns giving me the confidence to push it. By no means are my skills currently commensurate with the Mavericks capabilities, but with this bike I can meet the challenges. And darn, it’s just nice to look at. The frame is olive drab with bright green highlights. The few folks that have seen it are taken back by its “kick ass” command presence. And when they see the “Made in the USA” decal... well, it’s a statement of pride. We made that!
In a few months I will write another review with more technical details. I’m really looking forward to testing the Maverick’s capabilities. Right now, I see open ended possibilities. Thanks Wyatt!

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