RockShox Sid RCT3 2012 Forks

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $499.99


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The SID RCT3 isThe ultimate cross country race fork. Now 100 grams lighterThanThe previous year model, The SID RCT3 is creating a bigger gap between its self andThe competition. For 2012The SID RCT3 was upgraded withThe new Motion Control DNA damping system. Motion Control DNA damper allowsThe riderTo externally adjust rebound, low speed compression, andTheThree stage floodgateThreshold (off, on, lockout.)The SiD’s superlight integrated design structure, 15mm maxle lite, and BlackBox


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Le Duke a Racer

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2012

Strengths:    Light weight, ease of service, tuneability.

Weaknesses:    None at this point. I'm pretty good about keeping up with maintenance, and as a result, avoid some problems that others have.

Bottom Line:   
I've had this fork for 8 months now. Total time actually using the fork is less than one month. Due to job related stuff, I haven't been around much. But, now I'm back and hitting it hard. Opened up the fork today to change the oil and I'm fairly certain that it came from the manufacturer with far less than the recommended oil volume. No internal damage, but what I poured out, while still very clean, was FAR less than what I put back in, per manufacturer's specs.

I'm using the 9mm, tapered version of this fork, set up at 100mm on a carbon hardtail. My hubs have been converted to use DT's 9mm thru-bolt; at my weight I don't notice any difference between this and a 15mm. Fork is stiff enough for my purposes and I never really notice any flex. It rides well, and absorbs both small and large bumps with ease. I use most or all of the travel about once or twice a ride, coming down a rocky and rooty descent. The fork, when set up properly, eats it up. No, it's not an AM or DH fork. It's not a super plush, big hit monster. It's an XC (racing) fork. And one of the best I've used yet.

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Price Paid:    $600.00

Similar Products Used:   Fox F29 RL, Fox F29 RLC

Bike Setup:   Focus Raven 29er, SID RCT3 fork, XX/XO drivetrail and brakes, ENVE XC rims on DT 240s disc hubs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2012

Strengths:    Super tuneable.

Weaknesses:    Touchy tuning.

Bottom Line:   
Love this fork. Came on my 2012 anthem x0 29er. It is set and forget. However. It takes some time getting the pos and neg pressures set. You need to ride it a bit and keep adjusting. I've finally got mine dialed after a few months of breaking in and tweaking. Personally I'm glad there is no lockout. Light. And I usually run it XC in the "damp" position. Fully open on gnarly trails and it handles whatever my old 5" stumpy could with even more grace and control.

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Favorite Trail:   Poto

Similar Products Used:   Fox, Reba.

Bike Setup:   Personalized

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by h2otaco

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2012

Strengths:    Light, relatively stiff, suspension feel, rebound damping.

Weaknesses:    Compression damping blew out in first month of use.

Bottom Line:   
Its a good solid XC fork. My comp damping died for some reason and I am yet to get it replaced because I plan on retrofitting a Speshy brain onto the fork anyway. The suspension feel is really good, RS has it's dual air dialed very well. I've had a reba as well, and it was a nearly identical fork, just a little heavier.

Only 3 stars though because of the damping failure. Still good, just not great.

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2012 Rock Shox SID RCT3 Dual Air 29 - service manual

I'd like to change out the oil in my fork and maybe even swap out the dust seal. Rock Shox was kind enough to include the parts to do that when I bought my fork. However, they seem to be very reluctant to provide the information of exactly how to do that. Their website pushes you to your local deale ... Read More »

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I read some great posts on the SID that included all of the details on the various dampers. I have a 100mm Solo Air SID RCT3 on my 2012 Epic. The problem I am having with my setup is setting the initial sag. When I use the recommended air pressure for 180lb rider(~125psi), I only get about 10 ... Read More »

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Sid RCT3 Dual-Air Tuning Guide

There seems to be no guides out there that show how to tune the SID RCT3 Dual Air forks properly, so here's mine, YMMV (But I hope this helps save lots of time for others;). Right off the bat, I have to say these have been bar none the hardest forks I've owned to dial in properly, seriously; I've h ... Read More »

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