RockShox SID - Race 2005 Front Shocks

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 1304 grams MSRP : $450.00


Product Description

  • Travel: 80 mm
  • Adjust: All Travel via spacer
  • Spring: Dual Air
  • Adjust: Positive and Negative air pressure via Schrader valve
  • Damping: Pure DeLite
  • Adjust: External rebound adjustment
  • Lowers: Ovalized one piece magnesium


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wouter a Cross Country Rider from Almelo, Holland

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2006

Strengths:    Weight, demping of shocks

Weaknesses:    Not very stiff

Bottom Line:   
It's an amazing fork. My quake air weights 400 gram more, and I can feel the difference. My bike is much lighter than before the SID. Only weak point is the stiffnes, but it works for me, because I get used to it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   marktplaats

Similar Products Used:   Magura Quake air, Manitou Magnum R, Manitou skareb OEM version

Bike Setup:   Votec tox, xt-parts, ritchey-parts

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt a Racer from Fresno

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2005

Strengths:    Very very light, looks good, several ajustments to get the perfect ride.

Weaknesses:    No lock out. Takes several rides to adjust settings. I'm a light rider (175lbs) and I get a lot of forward flex from the stem down, but not a huge problem.

Bottom Line:   
This is an awesome racing shock, can't beat the weight. If your a heavy rider you may want to consider another shock, due to it's forward flex.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   ebay


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Whitney Jones a Cross Country Rider from Woo

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2005

Strengths:    Light adjustable and stong

Weaknesses:    after 2 months of use it started losing travel

Bottom Line:   
its a bit tricky to dial in but once set its good to go after 2 months I lost about 20mm of travel, tore it appart and put new oil in the dampener and put it together agian. after that it was fine. aparently you arnt supposed to let the air below 20 psi in the pure delite, EVER. something about the IFP (internal floating pistion)will get pushed up limiting the total travel. any ways dont let the pressure get below 20 psi in the pure delite and youll be good to go.

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Favorite Trail:   Vultures Knob

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Judy TT, Judy XC

Bike Setup:   04 fuel 95

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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