RockShox SID XC 00 Front Shock

4.21/5 (126 Reviews)
Weight : 3.0 lbs MSRP : $419.30


Product Description

  • Hydra Air, All Travel System, XXX Sealing System
  • Travel: 63/80 mm
  • Aluminum steerer and upper tubes


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Faith rider a Downhiller from LA, california

    Date Reviewed: January 15, 2009

    Strengths:    the hydro stuff feels great, the travel is really good quality, lasts! the air ajustments actually do a lot

    Weaknesses:    not enough travel, therefore, if you put the air low enough to get any travel oput of it, it bottoms out on drops over 3-4 feet, or even on the take offs of some steep jump

    Bottom Line:   
    This is an awesome fork, but there isn't enough awesome travel, 4 or 5 inches would have been nice

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    Favorite Trail:   Shotgun, Mammoth

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   hand-me-down

    Similar Products Used:   rockshox dart 2, marzocchi junior tripple

    Bike Setup:   Giant youkon fx stock, with upgrade to sram x-7 on back derailer and SAINT front derailer

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by G a Cross Country Rider from Broomfield, CO

    Date Reviewed: July 8, 2006

    Strengths:    durability, weight, reliability

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    This is an awesome shock in for durability, weight, and reliability. I strongly recommend it for those who believe "if it ain't broke don't fix it". I rode this shock
    on my stumpy for 5 1/2 years and never did any service to it except for wiping the stanchions occasionally (every 5 rides or so) and checking the pressure about once a year.
    Still, to this date, it has never, ever lost any substantial air pressure. After a year, it loses about 5 PSI, but I attribute most of that to the little amount that is lost on connecting to the schrader and filling the chamber in the pump. Nice job Rock Shox on an incredibly light fork that hold up to the test of time!!!

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   supergo, came on stumpy fsr

    Similar Products Used:   various manitou shocks

    Bike Setup:   '00 specialized stumpjumper fsr X/C pro

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Greg a Racer from Germany

    Date Reviewed: November 18, 2003

    Strengths:    Durability, looks, plushness, sexyness.

    Weaknesses:    flexes a bit

    Bottom Line:   
    Iv'e ridden this shock for three years and over
    10.000 miles now without ever servicing it once!
    It has survived crashes, numerous races and countless
    fun trips. They even survived the irish bogs.
    I really hope my next fork will be just as good.
    I'll never sell this beauty. Want to be buried with it. ;-)

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   Mag 21 !

    Bike Setup:   FS bike

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by SWISS a Cross Country Rider from Boise

    Date Reviewed: May 7, 2003

    Strengths:    Light, plush, great seals, good rebound adjustment

    Weaknesses:    Small plastic top caps easily get lost, flexy with disc brakes

    Bottom Line:   
    I've had this fork now on five or six different frames and it always felt fantastic...until I switched to disc brakes. It's really light, and with it swapped to the 80mm of travel, very plush. The original seals lasted through 3 tough years of riding and I never had a leak. I swapped it onto my singlespeed last year when I bought a Z2 for my gearie and it rode better and was plusher than the Zoke. However, when I bought a SISS a month ago, I realized that a 3.4lb fork with 28mm aluminum stanchions has some drawbacks with disc brakes. Like the reviewer says a couple of reviews down, it will flex like mad with discs, whereas with v-brakes it feels superb - tracks like a champ, even with my 200 lbs riding it! So, with rim brakes, it's a 5, with discs, it's a 3. I recommend this fork to any XC rider, even a clydesdale like me, who runs v-brakes.

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    Favorite Trail:   Adams Loop to Oregon Gulch

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Screamin' Toad Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   '98 SID, '00 Marzocchi Z2 Atom 80, '02 Psylo XC

    Bike Setup:   '03 Bianchi SISS with this SID

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mickey Schwarz from Charlotte, VT

    Date Reviewed: September 14, 2002

    Strengths:    IT'S AWSOME!!! Great on any terrain and is pretty stiff. It's also LIGHT AS HELL!!!

    Weaknesses:    NONE. This fork rocks.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you want a really nice, light fork, go with the RS SID. Nothing beats it for a lightweight race fork.

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    Favorite Trail:   Yoda @ Sleepy Hollow

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   came on bike

    Similar Products Used:   RST 281 (didn't even come close)

    Bike Setup:   2000 Trek 8500. Rolf Dolmite front wheel, Mavic 618 w/ XTR hub rear wheel. Crap Avid Mag 5 brakes. XT shifters, brake levers, front derailler. XTR rear derailler. Bontrager Race crankset. PC-59 chain (needed a cheap and quick replacement). Selle Italia Flite saddle. Bontrager seatpost. WTB Velociraptor tires front and rear.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by adrian a Cross Country Rider from laramie,wyoming

    Date Reviewed: July 5, 2002

    Strengths:    light, plush and easy to work on, and takes the weight of a 270 rider for the last few years. No failures or cracks no bushing wear and 2000 miles.

    Weaknesses:    only weakness, not really designed for discs of any type..will flex an inch or more aft when hitting the front brake...blows the cover caps repeatedly on the top while sitting in the shed

    Bottom Line:   
    awesome xc fork for v brakes only, the stanchions are not big enough to handle the leverage of the discs stopping power..rebuilt for maintainence twice...putting it on the wife GS Hookeekoo ...getting psylo race...worth every penny, got my money out of it and more.......

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    Favorite Trail:   Happy Jack

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   Fine edge

    Similar Products Used:   manitou pro c,

    Bike Setup:   santa cruz superlight,xt f/r, xtr levers shifters, avid discs, wtb Ti saddle, thompson seatpost, titec stem, Time pedals, xt crank and cassette, wtb laserdiscs, fox vanilla rc.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Roland Forbes a Cross Country Rider from Boise, Idaho, United States of America

    Date Reviewed: May 2, 2002

    Strengths:    Lightweight. It's a really nice XC race shock. You can pump air into it to make it plush enough for the rocks and bumps, and you can make it stiff enough for a killer climb.

    Weaknesses:    It doesn't have adjustable rebound like the Psylo or the Black. You can't just flip a switch to make it a downhill or XC fork...

    Bottom Line:   
    The fork is the best! If you like paying a medium amount of money for a lightweight XC fork, buy the RockShox Sid XC 00!

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    Favorite Trail:   Slickrock Trail

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Purchased At:   Georges Cycles and Fitness

    Similar Products Used:   None. You can't compare this fork with any other fork. It is very unique . I gaurentee, if your a sport cross- country rider that likes going fast over technical areas, you'll love this fork!

    Bike Setup:   It doesn't matter. This review is on the RockShox Sid XC 00.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Myron Baker a Racer from Accord NY USA

    Date Reviewed: April 3, 2002

    Strengths:    Its light.

    Weaknesses:    It steers like a pile of s#!@$%^. And it blows the seals out a lot.

    Bottom Line:   
    Buy it if you like flexy flyer forks. Otherwise go with manitou BLACK or FOX RL.

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    Favorite Trail:   All fast technical

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   Table Rock Tours And Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Manitou BLACK, Fox float RL,Marzochi x fly

    Bike Setup:   IF deluxe XTR,XT mix, Mavic 517 IRC tires.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by michael a Cross Country Rider from farmington,NM, USA

    Date Reviewed: March 17, 2002

    Strengths:    Muddy soft trails.
    Smooth through the big hits and rolling through whoops. Easily adjustible. stiff in the turns. Service friendly.


    Weaknesses:    hard-pak trails gravel.
    Going over Small bumps and gravel, it feels like you are opperating a lawn mower. Flexy for and aft. Oil in open bath turns to molases in cold weather. Having to buy the SID valve adptor


    Bottom Line:   
    This fork kicks ass if your trails don't have alot of loose rock and hard-packed ground.

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    Favorite Trail:   road apple

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   came with bike

    Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Sugar 2 2000

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by clint hosman a Racer from mesa, az

    Date Reviewed: February 25, 2002

    Strengths:    very stiff, light waight.

    Weaknesses:    the stering is a bit funky at first, but after a couple weeks ether i got used to it or it broke in.

    Bottom Line:   
    it was a bit wierd to get used to, iy seemed like one leg would compress without the other around corners. after a few weeks it seemed to get better or i got used to it and its been true love ever sence. the thing is a smoth sailer, i dont even notice my front end, thats a good thing because its not interfering with the love i'm makeing with the trail. the low maitince of it is also a pluss especly with oll the other hoockie air shocks out there that leak like a frekin vegtable strainer.

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    Favorite Trail:   pemberton

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $250.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   manitou sx, mars.

    Bike Setup:   trek stp 300 xt drive train withxtr rear derailer. easton monky light bar snd stock everything else.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Liam a Cross Country Rider from Nova Scotia

    Date Reviewed: December 24, 2001

    Strengths:    light,adjustablity,looks,price

    Weaknesses:    sometimes makes weird noises

    Bottom Line:   
    This fork rocks for a XC racer, but may not be the best choice for someone who would rather huck themselves off a 20 foot drop. Good fork.

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    Favorite Trail:   Scabmaker

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $200.00

    Purchased At:   Hub Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   Judy XC, Indy XC

    Bike Setup:   Schwinn Homegrown Pro

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Kev-o a Weekend Warrior from TN

    Date Reviewed: December 17, 2001

    Strengths:    Cushy, Light, Adjustable Travel (with disassembly)

    Weaknesses:    Air valves, Screwy adjuster screw for compression/rebound

    Bottom Line:   
    The fork is nice, but I never figured out the compression dampening adjustment. I got the rebound right but compression?? The recommended pressure works fine for my 170 lb. mass. I'm glad they changed the air valves for 02.

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    Favorite Trail:   Sumac Creek

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $250.00

    Purchased At:   RCB

    Similar Products Used:   Judy XC

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruze w/XT-XTR

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Stephan Wullschleger a Weekend Warrior from Muttenz (Switzerland)

    Date Reviewed: December 10, 2001

    Strengths:    weight

    Weaknesses:    stiffness, not easy to adjust, valves

    Bottom Line:   
    Y hated this fork from the first day y got-it. On my old bike y had the Manitou SX-Ti, that was so smooth, but also like the SID a flexi noodle. But it works.
    Then y got this red SID, who looks realy great. But it doesant work. So y tried with the air...and this damned air valves. But this fork never works as smooth as the old SX did. But at least, it works better than the Q21R.
    This fork is for racers only!!!
    Now y have this Marzocchi Z2. WOWH!!! But that's another story...

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   come with bike

    Similar Products Used:   RS Q21R
    Manitou SX-Ti '98


    Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper FSR-XC Pro '00

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dave Briggs a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Date Reviewed: December 7, 2001

    Strengths:    Works quite well for me(155 lbs) and doesn't leak or anything. Good on small to moderate hits. Nice Price.

    Weaknesses:    Everybody badmouthing it because they ride it to rough and don't maintain it properly.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great inexspensive XC fork. People who say it sucks should learn how to maintain it and quite smokin' it of larger hits! For the people I know who race and ride XC it is absolutely the best. Buy it if you ride XC. DON'T BUY IT IF YOU ARE 800 lbs AND ARE PLANING TO HIT 10 ft DROPS!!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   XC

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $260.00

    Purchased At:   Gears

    Similar Products Used:   Bomber Z3, judy C, Manitou SX

    Bike Setup:   SID XC, Rolf Wheels, XT XTR, AVID 20 V-brake Trek 8500...

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nick Daniw a Cross Country Rider from Thunder Bay Ontario

    Date Reviewed: October 18, 2001

    Strengths:    LIGHT, stiff, very responsive, excellent for xcing.

    Weaknesses:    The only thing i can think of is the color ..but then it's not all that bad ehh?

    Bottom Line:   
    This is an awesome fork for the type of rider who wants speed and quick movement. It's a very light fork and when it comes to air there's nothing better...NOTHING. If you want to spend a good chunck of change but get a good fork then I suggest the SID XC. You cant go wrong with the 80 or whatever millimeters it has. Take my word for it.YOU'L LOVE IT.

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    Favorite Trail:   pee pee caca lick my balls

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Baileys cycle sea and ski

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   specialized stumpy M2 pro/ XTR-XT

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    ~'00 SID XC Hydra Air deal?

    I found a SID XC Hydra Air from sometime around '99-'01 for sale for $50, and I'm wondering if it would be appropriate for my bike and the kind of riding I do. I've read that this fork is flexy, so I'm wondering if it would make more sense to save my money for a newer air fork? I weigh about 140lb ... Read More »

    '00 Rock Shox SID XC - unrepairable??

    Last week, my LBS suggested I have my fork sent off to be rebuilt - a '00 SID XC (red) - since I had never had it serviced. A few days later the shop calls me and tells me it can't be repaired because the spring is bent and they can't get replacement parts.. how can this be? I just find it hard to b ... Read More »

    Question: wear marks 00' SID XC

    I have a 00' SID XC fork, and I jsut noticed today it looks like metal scraping happening right next to the dust seals on the left leg. :( This fork has 2000+ miles im sure. ITs been rebuilt once a few years ago. I also have to pump it up about every few months. Is there something internally w ... Read More »

    '00 SID XC....left leg won't hold air?

    Hi, I just reinstalled my '00 SID after having it "serviced" at the shop. I attempted to adjust the air pressure in the left leg and all the air rushed out of the valve. I proceeded to refill the leg with air, but as soon as I unthread the pump the air again rushes out. I tried to see if the valv ... Read More »

    00 Rock Shox SID XC

    Hello, I was just wondering if anyone had this fork, and if you could give me your opinion and some info. I hear the 00 is better than the 01 SID XC. Thanks!Read More »

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