unknown SID Race 00 Front Shock

4.77/5 (26 Reviews)
Weight : 2.5 lbs MSRP : $619.90


Product Description

  • Dual Air, XXX Sealing System
  • Travel: 63mm
  • Aluminum Steerer and Upper Tubes


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ville a Cross Country Rider from Finland

    Date Reviewed: October 13, 2002

    Strengths:    light, smooth,goodlooking and easy to adjust.

    Weaknesses:    none


    Bottom Line:   
    Very smooth in all kind of terrain. Easy to climb over the hills and so light...

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    Favorite Trail:   Uutela forest

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $250.00

    Purchased At:   net

    Similar Products Used:   Judy SL

    Bike Setup:   GT Tempest With new components

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Boulder

    Date Reviewed: August 22, 2001

    Strengths:    Lightweight, smooth travel, highly tunable.

    Weaknesses:    Expensive

    Bottom Line:   
    This shock has taken a lot of abuse and is still smooth and predictable. I wish RockShox would make a fork with it's air chambers in both legs and with a lockout feature.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Purchased At:   Excel Sports Boulder

    Similar Products Used:   Judy XC, EKO total air, Mag 21!...

    Bike Setup:   Litespeed Pisgah, XT, Mavic 517.

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

    Date Reviewed: August 20, 2001

    Strengths:    Light weight, holds air well, no leaks of any kind and doesn't need a lot of maintenance.

    Weaknesses:    A bit flexy, short travel and I have to unstick the wipers befor I ride( not a big deal). Oh and the retail price.

    Bottom Line:   
    All'n' all a nice, plush, super lite ride. Add a light weight wheelset and prepare for take-off. I weigh 165 and think this weight is close to max for this shock(maybe 170-175 max). I recomend a short riser bar to make up for the short travel and lower hand position. I get some brake rub on hard corners and bottom out on some hits, but for the light XC racer this shock is your sole-mate. I am rating this for serious racers, as for my self I hope to find as good of a deal on a SID SL for travel sake.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $299.00

    Purchased At:   Price point

    Similar Products Used:   Manitou

    Bike Setup:   Medium size carbon hardtail, XT, XTR and Monkey Lite bars.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by kyle a Cross Country Rider from West Bend, Wi, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 24, 2001

    Strengths:    Light, low matenince, light, good on singletrack, light, yup

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    I love this fork. got it for so cheep that couldn't pass it up... I won the first race I did after I got it. it lightend my front end up by about 1.5 lbs, if not more.

    Who should get it?....
    anyone who thinks that light is better (sometimes)and knows that they need a good performing fork.

    have fun

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    Favorite Trail:   Ice Age Trails

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $250.00

    Purchased At:   Scheels in Montana

    Similar Products Used:   '98 judy xc

    Bike Setup:   '99 Trek 7000 w/ Sid Race, Racelite wheelset rest is stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Ethan fishinger a Racer from pa

    Date Reviewed: February 14, 2001

    Strengths:    light as hell. Fast a racers freind. Fairly easy to setup. Helped put me on the posium all summer.

    Weaknesses:    doesnt rebound fast enough. Doesnt take big hits well. If you wanna jump dont get a 600$ fork!

    Bottom Line:   
    damn good fork for racers. Get a psylo if you want to racce and ride. Btu if u are a die hard racer it is an awesome investment.

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    Favorite Trail:   lambs gap, jim thorpe

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $550.00

    Purchased At:   local bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   MAnitou mars cl

    Bike Setup:   specialized m4 frame, xtr, race face, king.
    specialized fsr m4 xtr, fox float rc, king
    fat chance ti frame xtr, hayes, cane creek

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Glenn Kinning a Racer from Belfast N.Ireland

    Date Reviewed: February 13, 2001

    Strengths:    Light, easy to look after, basic set up look

    Weaknesses:    price bit flexy

    Bottom Line:   
    Good fork but need to be a xc rider. To use them on jumps would be reckin them

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    Favorite Trail:   Moneyscalp Newcastle

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   kinning Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   98 Sid

    Bike Setup:   TREK 9.9 + GT Zaskar

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sawin a Weekend Warrior from Thailand

    Date Reviewed: January 24, 2001

    Strengths:    Color, System, Weight.

    Weaknesses:    Just only Pumped. No other adjestion

    Bottom Line:   
    I tested this product in the trail in Thailand. I rode up-down hill in single track on surface like a Moon floor. This product is saving my hand in good feeling.
    Suspension System is work cool.
    If you don't care about other adjesting than pump, He is a good one for you.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop in Austin, Texas

    Similar Products Used:   Oldies Judy

    Bike Setup:   Access 2000 TI

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by dario giandeini a Racer from lugano,switzerland

    Date Reviewed: January 12, 2001

    Strengths:    long travel, well response, light tail

    Weaknesses:    absolute inacceptable wear (after 1500 km destroyed...)
    after check and repair by RS people, two month life...


    Bottom Line:   
    bleah !

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    Favorite Trail:   cross-country, long races

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   Schwinn Switzerland

    Similar Products Used:   Manitou 98 , 99 , Rock Shox Judy SL 1996, 97, 98 (the absolute best fork)

    Bike Setup:   factory Schwinn Homegrown

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by nick a Racer from Greenville NC USA

    Date Reviewed: November 5, 2000

    Strengths:    light, fast, sexy

    Weaknesses:    yea right!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    I got the fork for a great deal and its worth every penny.
    It is light and a great race fork. The 63mm travel is plenty for most racers. If you are a cross country rider/racer then buy this fork!

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    Favorite Trail:   tsali

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Purchased At:   bicycle world

    Similar Products Used:   98 sid

    Bike Setup:   1997 Gary Fisher OCLV carbon procaliber, XT and XTR, Crossride wheels, and a Thud buster

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ERWIN SORIANO a Cross Country Rider from CAG. DE ORO CITY, PHILIPPINES

    Date Reviewed: August 10, 2000

    Strengths:    LIGHT WEIGHT...

    Weaknesses:    PRICE...

    Bottom Line:   
    SID RACE IS VERY LIGHT AND PERFORMS WELL... MAKES ONE FASTER WHEN GOING UPHILL AND GIVES CONTROL ON THE DOWNHILL. MAKES MY BIKE LIGHTER THAN EXPECTED... FOR AN EDGE IN CROSS COUNTRY BIKING AND RACING GET THIS FORK !!!

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    Favorite Trail:   the trails of malasag

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   ROCK SHOX MAG21sl... JUDY sl...

    Bike Setup:   GT ZIZANG Ti, XTR, CHRIS KING, MARWI Ti SPOKES, IBIS Ti STEM, AND Ti SEATPOST,BOTTOM BRACKET,HANDLEBAR,BAR ENDS...

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Filipe Miguel a Racer from Águeda, Aveiro, Portugal

    Date Reviewed: August 10, 2000

    Strengths:    Light, sexyyyyyyy, good work in off-road

    Weaknesses:    price only.

    Bottom Line:   
    best fork I have ride with. Very comfortable and easy to work with... Best Fork Very light very beutiful (but my girlfriend is more)! Nice to Race in Cross-Country not to Down-hill because is too light and fragile. I advise you to buy the fork it worth all pennies...

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    Favorite Trail:   Down and Up hill

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Sid Sl, sid 99

    Bike Setup:   Kona Cindercone, Mavic X517, all Icon, Xt, XTR, Race-Face Kranks, SID RACE

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Filipe Miguel a Cross Country Rider from águeda, Aveiro, Portugal

    Date Reviewed: August 2, 2000

    Strengths:    beutiful, light, good for race

    Weaknesses:    price, :) only price

    Bottom Line:   
    best suspension on the market very light and very conortable in long down-hill very good for race...

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    Favorite Trail:   all over the country (down-hill, cross-country)

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   sid 99, manitou carbon

    Bike Setup:   Giant MCM, icon, tubeless, sid race

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Schwinn Racer a Racer from Santa Barbara, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 20, 2000

    Strengths:    Light Weight, Supple Performance, Smooth Action, Tuneable Ride, Looks, Durability(really!), Predictability, Comfy-like Happy-land feeling in all conditions, just the right amount of travel

    Weaknesses:    Difficult to make precise air pressure adjustment, steering in really technical terrain, lack of damping adjustment, pain-in-the-butt to disassemble/maintain

    Bottom Line:   
    In my experience, the SID Race is a perfect cross-country racing fork. While the Headshock provides optimal precision in technical terrain, it seriously lacks in compliance and comfort. The SID is plush and yummy-smooth over all that a race course can throw at you. For most races, the fork is the right balance between stiffness, compliance and performance.

    I find that the travel is perfect, and that for me (6'4", 170 lbs) running 55psi in the main chamber matched to 65 psi in the negative, I get consistent, smooth performance. Of all the forks I have used, this one is by far the best all-around performer.

    Together with the beautiful Schwinn frame, this fork creates the perfect cross-country racing package. It is expensive, but I believe that in this case you do get what you pay for.

    I highly recommend this fork for anyone interested in performance in racing. However, once taken out of that context this fork loses some of its luster. I despise how difficult it is to control on very technical descents here in Santa Barbara (to the point of not really wanting to ride!). The Headshock was unbeatable for those trails. But for what the fork is designed to do (it is called the "Race" after all) I think it is darn near perfect.

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    Favorite Trail:   Big Trees/Captain Jack's Revenge

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Headshock, Judy SL, Manitou 3

    Bike Setup:   Schwinn Homegrown Factory Limited - XTR, Hugi, pimpin' gold anno color

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by XCR Johnson a Racer from Oregon

    Date Reviewed: July 15, 2000

    Strengths:    This fork is lite as hell. It's awesome how adjustable it is just by using a fork pump. It looks trick too.

    Weaknesses:    NONE!

    Bottom Line:   
    You can buy it for 449 at JensonUSA.com Although they rarely have them in stock.

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    Favorite Trail:   Dan's

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   Airborne Corsair frame, Time Carbon ATAC Pedals, XT throughout. Kenda Tires. Avid Brakes.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Juergen a Cross Country Rider from Senftenberg

    Date Reviewed: July 11, 2000

    Strengths:    weight
    compression and damping
    performance


    Weaknesses:    a little flexy
    very high price


    Bottom Line:   
    Mine weighs 1195 grams with cut steerer.
    It is one of the lightest suspension forks available.
    I weigh 65 kg, so the flex of my fork is not a big problem for me, can live with it.
    I ride it with 3 bar pressure in the main air chambers and 5.5 bar pressure in the negative air chamber.
    For me the 63mm of travel are enough (with the above setup I use in regular conditions nearly 60mm, the rest is for the big hits), so i give it 5 chilis.
    If the regular price is it worth, I don´t know.
    I got mine for about 360 USD...

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    Favorite Trail:   everywhere, esp. lago di garda

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   none, only rigid steel forks

    Bike Setup:   Manitou HT frame, Rock Shox SID Race 00, Tune, Storck, Magura HS33....

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    Setting up 00' SID Race for 60lb Rider

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