RockShox Sid Team 2009 Forks

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Sid Team

  • 32mm 700 series aluminum stanchions
  • 1-piece magnesium lower legs
  • Power Bulge
  • Dual Air spring system
  • 1 1/8" aluminum steerer tube

User Reviews (12)

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Picinino   Cross Country Rider [Sep 07, 2012]
Strength:

Lightweight, would be a decent fork if it were not for the weakness described below.

Weakness:

Front wheel does not align properly on this fork. I did not notice it until I intalled a 2.1" tire. The tire is offset and rubs.

I called SRAM and told them of the problem, they denied any knowledge of this design flaw. But take a look at this:-

http://faqload.com/faqs/bicycle-components/suspension/rockshox-sid-wheel-not-sitting-straight.

I have dropped my bike off at the LBS as advised by SRAM to diagnose the problem. I am hopeful that SRAM comes through for me. If they do not I don't think I will risk buying another RockShox fork.

On a lighter note, I do like my other SRAM products, particularly the shifting.

Similar Products Used: RockShox REBA
Fox Float
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
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greencycle   Cross Country Rider [Apr 03, 2011]
Strength:

function very well in keeping the wheel on the ground,

Weakness:

extremely flexible and poorly aligned, really effects control and handling, never quite sure where you may end up whilst braking hard and sharp cornering, I don't do drops or jumps, and still flexibility is still an issue. Two sets in three months, awaiting a third set.

If the forks were straight and were free of flex they would be the best functioning fork I have used they are very light, and work well, unfortunately to achieve the low weight they have sacrificed in my opinion far to much rigidity which has adversely effected the control that can be achieved with this product. If your going to purchase this fork, first stand over the bike hold the front brake on and depress the fork hard and fast whilst keeping an eye on the front wheel, most shocks with flex a little but these will flex a lot. These shocks would suit someone extremely light, and very smooth or not very aggressive in there riding style. Smooth trail shock

Similar Products Used: Fox 32 F series, marzochi corsa.
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1
VALUE
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2
DennisK   Cross Country Rider [Mar 07, 2011]
Strength:

Lightweight, tunable, responsive, great climber

Weakness:

Too damn flexy both off and on the road. I can literally see the legs bob under hard breaking but so far it doesn't seem to have any effect on the performance. At 69kg I'm not a heavy rider and I don't do jumps and drops. I use the fork for aggressive XC - just hope the legs won't snap under me one of these days

Good, for the money - hope it lasts

Similar Products Used: RS Tora, RS Reba
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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BelieveSTRONG   Cross Country Rider [Nov 23, 2010]
Strength:

Pretty stiff, right amount of plushiness if properly setup unlike the old model of SID. Great handling response. Looks fresh and neat for its simple decals. Cheaper than the other top F-brand.

Weakness:

Haven't found any so far. Hope there will be none.

Highly recommended for XC racers or Epic riders who take speed above jumps and drops. High quality fork that saves extra bucks.

Similar Products Used: Fox F-100 RL
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
RideFaster   Racer [Jan 24, 2010]
Strength:

Stiff

Weakness:

Quality control
Crooked lowers
Comes with zero oil
Squeaky lockout
Tops out harshly
Poploc gets stuck (doesn't return)
Apparently needs to be rebuilt after every ride

I originally had a 2009 Sid Race. It had all the problems listed in weaknesses except the squeaky lockout. I was coming close to crashing because of the crooked lowers (Sram admits that is a known issue) that didn't hold the wheel straight in the fork. The newer Rebas have the same problem.

It also came with zero oil, which I didn't realize until after the "BREAK in" period because it leaked air between the positive and negative chambers and felt horrible. Their $1000+ Boxxers came with zero oil too. Trying to keep the weight down RS???

So, my fork was warrantied. But it took 4 weeks or so to get a new fork because Sram kept forgetting to ship it (during race season). I finally got the new fork (a Team) and the lowers were crooked again and the lockout squeaked. What was bad was that RS had to rebuild it before it shipped out, to bump the travel from 80 to 100. I'm surprised they didn't check it during this. Then, I got new lowers from them. They are straight.

In the end, I spent $200 on rebuilds. It has been rebuilt 3 times, once by a local shop, once by Rockshox and once by QBP's STC.

It still squeaks when locked out, but I'll deal with that.
It works okay now, but the performance is far below what I would expect for a $700ish fork. My 2005 Reba was better than this.

The 2009 Sid stuff is disgusting. I think everyone likes it because of being force fed BS marketing. It really is worse than older RS stuff.

Their quality control is HORRIBLE. They seriously need to get their act together. The only thing they have going for them is good customer service, to take care of all the warranty issues they create.

Buy a Fox.

Similar Products Used: 2005 Reba Team, Fox, Manitou, etc.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
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veritechy   Weekend Warrior [Dec 20, 2009]
Strength:

Very plush. Uses all of travel unlike some other brands (not to be named). Very light and doesn't flex

Weakness:

None

Awesome fork. Lot's of adjustability. Plush and light

Similar Products Used: Fox f100 rlc
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
dave_bouf   Weekend Warrior [Oct 29, 2009]
Strength:

Lightness

Weakness:

Not self-cleaning?

It's light...As far as being weak...I've never noticed.

I am pretty sure I'd be just as happy with a Reba.

Similar Products Used: The 2009 Sid Team in white is very similar
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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D1PHAM   Cross Country Rider [Apr 09, 2009]
Strength:

Super plush, stiff, light and smooth throughout the whole travel. 0 stiction.

Weakness:

None. MSRP maybe.

Switched from an 08 Reba WC and I must say that the difference is night and day. The SID is much more plush and does a better job at small bump compliance. At 1460 grams (uncut steer tube /w star nut) this thing is almost 100 grams lighter than my Reba but stiffer due to the power bulges. I've ridden other SID's, Reba's and Fox's but this is by far the best.

Similar Products Used: Reba WC, Fox F100, Older SID's.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
krisko   Cross Country Rider [Feb 20, 2009]
Strength:

Light weight, adjustability

Weakness:

Very flexy for me weight 85ks'

Be careful as the fork does flex substantially more than a Reba or Fox RL/RLC. I ride light on the bike but carve turns as required and this fork instills a sence of insecurity. I changed tyres several times and pressures as well as fork pressures to no avail.
Thing is on non technical sections the fork is fine but on rock gardens etc it will flex you into a bad line.
Pinning corners made me feel on edge.
Lighter riders will be fine.
On a carpark 'Push test' compress the fork and watch the fork flex the wheel will move some 12mm or so.....
I cant rate it high as it scared me its back to a FOX or Reba for me.

Similar Products Used: FOX RL, FOX RLC, RockShox Reba WC
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
5
Wall-E   Racer [Jan 13, 2009]
Strength:

Strength to weight ratio. Very little flex during hard off-camber turns. True trail tuning for all conditions.

Weakness:

Lower air chamber schrader valve a bit hard to get to.

Worth every penny. Smooth, responsive, stiff and soaks up the trail chatter like nothing else. I have the non-remote version for the weight savings, but either version would be a home run. A true XC Racing fork!

Similar Products Used: Fox RLC's, Magura Durin, RS Reba
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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