RockShox SID - World Cup 2005 Front Shocks

4.29/5 (7 Reviews)
Weight : 1299 grams MSRP : $749.00


Product Description

  • Travel: 80 mm
  • Adjust: All Travel via spacer
  • Spring: Dual Air
  • Adjust: Positive and Negative air pressure via Schrader valve
  • Damping: Pure
  • Lowers: Ovalized one piece magnesium
  • Recommended Rear Shock: Ario


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Max Mancuso a Racer from Greentown PA

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2007

Strengths:    Light Carbon steeretube ans crown

Weaknesses:    to flexible

Bottom Line:   
My first race of the season second lap just flying i get to a tecknical downhill and just abused the bike so bad blew the fork right out and still ended up getting 4th... bottom line i think the new foxes are way better

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Favorite Trail:   Sitting bear

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Fox Shox

Bike Setup:   Fuji Mt. Fuji comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jonas Neeser a Cross Country Rider from Pocatello, Idaho

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2006

Strengths:    Light

Weaknesses:    Expensive compared to aluminum SIDs. My last SID lasted only three years.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this from a clydsdale. It was too flexible for him. I weigh 160 lbs and, since my main concern is weight, it works fine for me. I took it the LBS for routine service and they found the carbon steerer tube was cracked. Under warranty, RockShox replaced my fork with a new 2006 World Cup, no questions asked. I was very impressed. RockShox said it cracked because the stem was not compatible with the fork.

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Favorite Trail:   Katsilometes

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $375.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   2002 SID team

Bike Setup:   2002 Trek Fuel 100

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Johnny a Racer from Foothills near Denver

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2006

Strengths:    Carbon steerer tube is nice. Light, and way better than those old light blue SID's.

Weaknesses:    Seals broke over and over...gave up on it. I don't ride that hard, just normal XC riding with ZERO all-mountain stuff. A tad flexy, but not too bad.

Bottom Line:   
At 160 lbs, I shouldn't have blew out the seals over and over on really not hard riding. Go over a small rock garden and then off to the shop. Way lighter than the Fox, but not that much lighter than the SID Team. Bottom line: Get the SID team, save money, get a stiffer fork and one that has worked well.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   SID, Bomber, FOX

Bike Setup:   YETI asr-sl XTR and X.O with Crossmax SL

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Cross Country Rider from Oakland, California, USA

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2005

Strengths:    Super light, more than reasonable stiffness, plush & POP-LOC!

Weaknesses:    Could be a little stiffer for heavier riders. Not a weakness for me, but I've heard horror stories.

Bottom Line:   
First and formost this fork is expensive. That is not really and issue if you are serious about riding, but it should be said. Being from a BMX background and know how to make my way downhill fast and smooth (not simply barreling down like a rock), I really appreciate the smooth line and track-a-bility of this fork. Took about 1.5lbs off the front end by simply installing it! Feels great tilting the bike to one end or the other while making turns. The airborne's geometry really forces you to have the right "form" on the bike for each situation and the SID accentuates this greatly.
I have gotten myself back into riding weight (about 165-170lbs) and I can almost fly with this fork! Would not be so great for heavier riders, though.
If you got the beans...buy it!

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Favorite Trail:   Any & All singletrack

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Almost all Rock-Shox forks...

Bike Setup:   Airborne hardtail, Sinergy Spox wheel set, mostly XT (sprinkling of XTR), carbon bar & post, Avid breaks.
Bike weight: 22.5-23.0lbs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by A.K.A MR.HA a Weekend Warrior from BROOKLYN

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2005

Strengths:    VERY LIGHT... STIFF.... POP LOCK... STRONG ENOUGH TO SUPPORT MY WEIGHT...

Weaknesses:    NOT FOUND YET... WELL REPORT ON THAT... MY WISH MIGHT OF BEEN ROCK SHOX SHOULD MAKE A FORK WITH OUT THE V-BRAKE MOUNT... I GOT DISC AND THE TWO POINTY MOUNTS ARE VERY UGLY...

Bottom Line:   
I WEIGHT ABOUT 185 TO 190LBS... I WAS LITTLE SCARED TO GET ON THIS FORK AND DO THE STUFFS THAT I USED TO DO WHEN I HAD THE MARZOCHII MARATHON SL.. BUT SURPRRISINGLY THIS FORK IS MORE STIFFER AND CONTROLLABLE... VERY EXPENSIVE BUT IT DOES THE JOB... THE ONLY THING THAT SHOULD BE DONE IS SETTING THE PRESSURE RIGHT...+/- SHOULD BE SET ... WHEN IS SET RIGHT THIS FORK WELL BE A WINNER FOR U... I COULD CLIMB UP EASIER AND MANUVER AROUND EASIER... BIG IMPROVEMENT ON MY BIKE... IF U GOT THE MONEY GET IT BUT IF UR OVER WEIGHT STAY AWAY FROM IT....

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Favorite Trail:   ANY WHERE THAT IS EASY

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $625.00

Purchased At:   RACER'S EDGE (BK)

Similar Products Used:   MARATHON SL,LEFTY FORK,FOX AND MOST OF THE MAJOR FORKS..

Bike Setup:   TREK 9.8 2005 XTR EVERYTHING EXCEPT CRANK, FSA K-FORCE CARBON CRANK, EASTON CARBON SEAT POST, HANDLE BAR, EC70 STEM, CHRIS KING HEADSET,MAVIC CROSSMAX SL CENTERLOCK DISC BRAKE, AND WTB ROCKET V STEALTH SADDLE... TOTAL WEIGHT 22.5 LBS

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dieter Kahsnitz a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne Victoria Australia

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2005

Strengths:    Light, plush, reliable, on the fly handbar lockout fantastic.

Weaknesses:    Just OK stiffness, pitting on the sliders.

Bottom Line:   
I ride 5-6 times per week, mostly firetrails and single track. Don't exactly know how many miles this is, but around 14+ hours per week. The trails vary from rough and rocky walking tracks, smooth fast single track and massive 45 minute firetrail climbs and fast silly descents. Apart from a manufacturing fault in the sliders (pitting in the finish) that apparently Rockshox will replace, these forks are for me the ultimate XC fork. Giving away a little stiffness for weight is fine by me. The latest Fox forks are stiffer and maybe a little more plush, but they are heavier. In isolation, the World Cup SID's totally rock. The carbon crown looks amazing - a work of art really! The lockout on the 'bar is the best feature. It works, it helps with sprints and climbs and stops the mucking around when you're trying to lock the fork quickly. No reliability issues yet. Gotta keep 'em serviced by guys who know though. Getting the air pressure right for your riding style is crucial, but I tend to play with this a bit depending on the type of ride I am doing. I weigh 77Kg (sorry US readers) and use 130PSI. If you are a dedicated XC rider who loves climbing and rides with a bit of finesse downhills, these forks are for you. Definitely an overkill for the casual rider, but when you're spending big bucks on a bike and you want the lightest fork that works, I'd say buy these.

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Favorite Trail:   Everywhere

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   VicMtb

Similar Products Used:   Fox forks (most of the new ones), Manitou

Bike Setup:   Yeti ARC, full XTR, Mavic CrossMax SL, XTR Disc, Easton EA 70 Seat post, Easton EC90 bar, MG60 Stem, Chris King, Specialized Fast track tubeless 1.90. Weight 10.1 Kg

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Travis a Cross Country Rider from Michigan

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2005

Strengths:    Light! At 2.86lbs, it makes the front end feel like a feather. Surprisingly stiff for having a carbon crown and steerer tube. The remote poploc is very very sweet. Smoothest 80mm fork i've ever rode.

Weaknesses:    None so far. Price...if you consider that a weakness.

Bottom Line:   
If you've got the money...Snag one of these babies. By far the nicest fork I've ever owned, or for that matter...best fork I've ever rode in my life. The Poploc feature is great for climbing!

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Favorite Trail:   whatever gives me a challenge

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $640.00

Purchased At:   BeyondBikes.com

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Marathon, RockShox Judy SL, Manitou Skareb Elites, a few various fox forks.

Bike Setup:   Giant XTC Hardtail, Sram everything, all X:9 or higher, RaceFace Deus XC crank, all the Chris King you can find, including hubs, Thomson components, Monkeylite bars, Avid Speed Dial SL brake set, and of course...the World Cup Sid.

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