RockShox SID RLT 2011 Forks

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $700.50

Product Description

  • Travel: 80/100mm or 120mm
  • Steerer Options: Aluminum, 1 1/8" or 1.5 To 1 1/8" Tapered
  • Crown: Forged, Hollow AL66 TV Aluminum
  • Recommended Rear Shock: Monarch and Ario

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by max_lombardy

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2013

Strengths:    Looks, weight, smooth, adjustable

Weaknesses:    Flexy. Like a wet noodle.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is sexy as hell but it's scary to ride it into the chunk. I am a 150# XC rider, and I don't really jump (like tops maybe 2' of air on trail features, small drops, etc) but I do ride hard. I rode for 8 years on fully rigid MTBs, and another 5 on hardtails, so I have some good finesse and technical skills (i.e. I don't point and shoot through technical sections). This fork is dangerously flexy, even for a light rider. I could feel the tire rubbing on the inside of the arch, and after a few rides there was a nicely established rut where the knobbies had worn down the paint inside the arch (with 2.1" tires). So yeah, maybe acceptable for the featherweight weight-weenies and super hardcore racers, but for my money, I'll take the 1/3 LB penalty for a FOX. In the long run you're more confident with a stiffer fork, and you can hold better lines, and that = faster.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Connor Lilly a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2012

Strengths:    Stiffness, Remote Lockout, Control, Little to no flex

Weaknesses:    Have to be sure to check the air before at least every third ride.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this fork to replaced a 2008 Recon U-Turn that had a broken U-Turn system but other wise was a great fork and I have had it for roughly a year now. I also owned a 2002 Sid Race and a all I can say is wow! This fork is amazing. It's much stiffer than any other Sid fork and still has the light weight construction I hoped for. It was a great improvement over the Recon and for the $426 I paid I couldn't be happier. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a new front fork and is looking for something strong for a good AM or CC riders.

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Price Paid:    $426.00

Purchased At:   Local Shop

Similar Products Used:   2002 Sid Race, 2008 Recon U-Turn, 2008 Fox 32 RL float

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2012

Strengths:    Plush, lots of adjustments. Great value for the money (new one cost me $400). Lightweight, nevertheless strong and stable. Easy to maintain.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I have ridden about 200 km on it already. Great difference with my previous SunTour. Absorbs all the small hubbles, easy to control and drive on bumpy tracks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jpedders a Weekend Warrior from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2011

Strengths:    Adjustable, adjustable, adjustable... +/- air springs, hi and low speed compression and rebound, lockout

Weaknesses:    None so far...

Bottom Line:   
Great forks, light, plush and super adjustable. They were a huge upgrade for me on my old MCM-990. I was riding with an old set of RST Mojo Pros. Next stop, new rear shock...

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $485.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   RST Mojo Pro

Bike Setup:   Giant MCM D-990, Rockshox Super Deluxe Rear Shock, Mavic 819 disc, XT-775 brakes, Avid G2 Rotors, XT M737 Crankset and 8-speed cassette

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zacxy a Cross Country Rider from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2011

Strengths:    smooth, easy to adjust, strong and very helpful for arms, cool looks also very light .

Weaknesses:    nil..

Bottom Line:   
the first time use never cant forget the smooth and flying feel even robust surface on trails or

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   aiex bike pekan nena

Similar Products Used:   suntour epicon

Bike Setup:   xc hardtail, sram x9 10 speed mix with shimano xt dynasys groupset.

Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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Which do you prefer?..Fox 32 Float 29 -or- RockShox SID RLT Solo Air

Considering both. I have a TREK 29er and ride mostly Cross Counrty trails, with some technical, but not too many big drops. I am looking for performance, but don't want to do maintenance all the time. Thanks!Read More »

Fox FIT vs Reba RLT vs Sid RCT3?

Hi all, I'm thinking about a new fork for my 29er "raceish" XC bike...currently running a rigid fork and while it's fun and there's really nothing like riding it I think I may want to have some feeling in my hands left after some of the longer races/rides I'm planning this year. I'm looking at a Fox ... Read More »

SID RLT, What does the "T" do for ya?

I can't seem to find much info and am interested to know what tht T is in the RLT. Is it some type of threshold or blowoff for the lockout or sumtin? and does it work. :) Thanks for your time SteveRead More »

Rock Shox SID RLT Issue

I have a brand new Niner Jet 9 that the shop I bought it from put what appears to be a SID RLT on. It is dual air and from internet search that's the closest thing I can find to match it. It just doesn't say RLT on the crown. Anyways, I mentioned to the shop that it looks like the tire is slig ... Read More »


Just as the title says, which would you choose? I found the 2013 Reba RLT and SID RL and I just cant seem to find what makes each different? The SID has Motion Control DNA & the Reba has Motion Control without DNA, other than that both versions have pushlock remotes included, both have very close w ... Read More »

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