RockShox SID XX 2011 Forks

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $599.99

Product Description

A longer, 120mmTravel version ofThe SID with remote lockout!The SID is knownTo win races. Features such asThe Power Bulge and hollow legs and crowns make it both light yet stiff, a combination essential in competitive cycling. Add a remote lockout and you have a forkThat will not fail you. 32mm 7000 series aluminum upperTubes, optimized upperTube length and hollow lower magnesium legs Hollow Forged AL-6061-T6 Crown Hollow Magnesium lower legs Power Bulge reinforcesThe lower bushing for i

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gary a Racer

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2012

Strengths:    lightweight,plush, great lockout system

Weaknesses:    none!

Bottom Line:   
Ride around south africa, ride a lot of what is ridden during tha cape epic. Mostly marathon and Cross country style riding. feels really light during downhills, great for lifting the front end of the bike over any obsticle you might need to jump over. rebound is fast for great ride feel over extremely rough terrain but also smooths out little short bumps found on dirt roads. Make you ride dirt road faster, allows you to go downhill quicker with more piece of mind.

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Favorite Trail:   any part of the cape epic route

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   crc

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox reacon and Rabe

Bike Setup:   Rock Shox Sid xx with Rock shox monarch RT3 rear shock with shimano xt groupset.Bianch spirit 8700 frame and stans rims.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by madsedan a Weekend Warrior from Rockwall, TX

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2012

Strengths:    Light weight, great internals, remote loc-out, 15mm maxle-lite.

Weaknesses:    None that I've seen, although if it had been packaged with several $100 bills I'd be happier ;)

Bottom Line:   
I am a plus size guy and wanted to stiffen up the front end of my Camber a bit so I bought some new wheels with 15m axle capability and then started fork shopping as the stock Reba was a 9mm QR model. I crossed shopped a Fox F32 and Reba RLT before coming across a deal on the Sid 120mm XX, 2011 model on closeout, regular price was out of my range.

The fork weight came out to about 3.3# once the steer tube was cut for install, the remote X-loc was a breeze to install as it came assembled on the fork and just required locating on the handlebar. After set-up and sag adjustment I took out for a test and tune session and put it through the wringer. Set of with rebound speed in the middle and negative pressure about 10psf under positive got me the ride I wanted. I like a fairly firm set-up but with some cush to control feedback from trail chatter like small roots and shallow techy sections.

After getting it dialed in I absolutely love this fork! The 15mm Maxle, combined with the 32mm stancions all Sids went to a couple years ago, make it as rigid as anything else in its price range but the magnesium lowers and lighter internals trim precious weight off the total package. And for something I never thought I needed I really like the X-loc on the bar, I know its sounds trivial but its really a nice addition on the bike that I'll look for on future forks.

To use a term that is over-used, PLUSH, there I said it, the fork can be set to be very plush yet it never numbs the ride and remains responsive when you need it. Increasing the negative pressure to closely match the positive pressure and backing off the rebound a bit provides a good race day set-up for me, its faster, but will beat your arms a little more than you may like on your afternoon trail ride.

Cruising my local trail the fork is great bombing fast singletrack with repeating switchbacks and fast chicanes. I never wanted for anything while riding the new fork and honestly kind of forgot about the suspension as I was loving how much more rigid the front end felt while railing corners. 15mm Maxle lite is a pretty big improvement over a 9mm QR, I know you'll read some people say it doesn't make a difference and some say it does but I can't understand how comeone wouldn't feel what I did on my first ride...period.

Bottom line, for the MSRP just south of 9 bills its a great fork, picking one up on sale or close out for just over $500 its a fantastic fork. Do it.

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Favorite Trail:   Cedar Hill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $530.00

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Similar Products Used:   Reba RL, Tora race SL 29er, OE Suntour garbage

Bike Setup:   2011 Camber Expert, lots of upgrades...

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