RockShox SID XC 00 Front Shock

  • Hydra Air, All Travel System, XXX Sealing System
  • Travel: 63/80 mm
  • Aluminum steerer and upper tubes

  • User Reviews (126)

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    Faith rider   Downhiller [Jan 15, 2009]
    Strength:

    the hydro stuff feels great, the travel is really good quality, lasts! the air ajustments actually do a lot

    Weakness:

    not enough travel, therefore, if you put the air low enough to get any travel oput of it, it bottoms out on drops over 3-4 feet, or even on the take offs of some steep jump

    This is an awesome fork, but there isn't enough awesome travel, 4 or 5 inches would have been nice

    Similar Products Used: rockshox dart 2, marzocchi junior tripple
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    adrian   Cross Country Rider [Jul 05, 2002]
    Strength:

    light, plush and easy to work on, and takes the weight of a 270 rider for the last few years. No failures or cracks no bushing wear and 2000 miles.

    Weakness:

    only weakness, not really designed for discs of any type..will flex an inch or more aft when hitting the front brake...blows the cover caps repeatedly on the top while sitting in the shed

    awesome xc fork for v brakes only, the stanchions are not big enough to handle the leverage of the discs stopping power..rebuilt for maintainence twice...putting it on the wife GS Hookeekoo ...getting psylo race...worth every penny, got my money out of it and more.......

    Similar Products Used: manitou pro c,
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Dave Briggs   Cross Country Rider [Dec 07, 2001]
    Strength:

    Works quite well for me(155 lbs) and doesn't leak or anything. Good on small to moderate hits. Nice Price.

    Weakness:

    Everybody badmouthing it because they ride it to rough and don't maintain it properly.

    Great inexspensive XC fork. People who say it sucks should learn how to maintain it and quite smokin' it of larger hits! For the people I know who race and ride XC it is absolutely the best. Buy it if you ride XC. DON'T BUY IT IF YOU ARE 800 lbs AND ARE PLANING TO HIT 10 ft DROPS!!!!

    Similar Products Used: Bomber Z3, judy C, Manitou SX
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    michael   Cross Country Rider [Mar 17, 2002]
    Strength:

    Muddy soft trails.
    Smooth through the big hits and rolling through whoops. Easily adjustible. stiff in the turns. Service friendly.

    Weakness:

    hard-pak trails gravel.
    Going over Small bumps and gravel, it feels like you are opperating a lawn mower. Flexy for and aft. Oil in open bath turns to molases in cold weather. Having to buy the SID valve adptor

    This fork kicks ass if your trails don't have alot of loose rock and hard-packed ground.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Kev-o   Weekend Warrior [Dec 17, 2001]
    Strength:

    Cushy, Light, Adjustable Travel (with disassembly)

    Weakness:

    Air valves, Screwy adjuster screw for compression/rebound

    The fork is nice, but I never figured out the compression dampening adjustment. I got the rebound right but compression?? The recommended pressure works fine for my 170 lb. mass. I'm glad they changed the air valves for 02.

    Similar Products Used: Judy XC
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Stephan Wullschleger   Weekend Warrior [Dec 10, 2001]
    Strength:

    weight

    Weakness:

    stiffness, not easy to adjust, valves

    Y hated this fork from the first day y got-it. On my old bike y had the Manitou SX-Ti, that was so smooth, but also like the SID a flexi noodle. But it works.
    Then y got this red SID, who looks realy great. But it doesant work. So y tried with the air...and this damned air valves. But this fork never works as smooth as the old SX did. But at least, it works better than the Q21R.
    This fork is for racers only!!!
    Now y have this Marzocchi Z2. WOWH!!! But that's another story...

    Similar Products Used: RS Q21R
    Manitou SX-Ti '98
    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    clint hosman   Racer [Feb 25, 2002]
    Strength:

    very stiff, light waight.

    Weakness:

    the stering is a bit funky at first, but after a couple weeks ether i got used to it or it broke in.

    it was a bit wierd to get used to, iy seemed like one leg would compress without the other around corners. after a few weeks it seemed to get better or i got used to it and its been true love ever sence. the thing is a smoth sailer, i dont even notice my front end, thats a good thing because its not interfering with the love i'm makeing with the trail. the low maitince of it is also a pluss especly with oll the other hoockie air shocks out there that leak like a frekin vegtable strainer.

    Similar Products Used: manitou sx, mars.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Greg   Racer [Nov 18, 2003]
    Strength:

    Durability, looks, plushness, sexyness.

    Weakness:

    flexes a bit

    Iv'e ridden this shock for three years and over
    10.000 miles now without ever servicing it once!
    It has survived crashes, numerous races and countless
    fun trips. They even survived the irish bogs.
    I really hope my next fork will be just as good.
    I'll never sell this beauty. Want to be buried with it. ;-)

    Similar Products Used: Mag 21 !
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Tim   Cross Country Rider [Oct 01, 2001]
    Strength:

    When the fork is new it was great, after about 4 months the seals went bad. There is a lot of plastics inside the shock cylinders.

    Weakness:

    The seals are flemzy, the

    Not tough enough, good for light trails. Not for hardcore racer, or a hardcore weekend warrior

    Similar Products Used: judy xc
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Liam   Cross Country Rider [Dec 24, 2001]
    Strength:

    light,adjustablity,looks,price

    Weakness:

    sometimes makes weird noises

    This fork rocks for a XC racer, but may not be the best choice for someone who would rather huck themselves off a 20 foot drop. Good fork.

    Similar Products Used: Judy XC, Indy XC
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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