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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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 »

Rockshox SID 2011 RLT

I have searched all over and I´m sorry for making a new thread but I have a question that is killing me, I can´t seem to find a damn compression knob on my fork, the remote control is mounted over where it should be one and in the remote I can only open and close plus turn the floodgate +- The fo ... Read More »

Reba RLT or SID RLT Ti

Looking to purchase a new fork for my Specialized Rockhopper and have it narrowed down to either a Reba RLT or SID RLT Ti. Both would be of the 120mm travel, 15mm Maxle Lite, Dual Air variety. Is the BlackBox Motion Control worth the extra bit of money? Is the damping performance noticeably bette ... Read More »

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