RockShox SID RLT 2012 Forks

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SID RLT

SUPERLIGHT GOT LIGHTER Even 100 grams lighter in 2012! AndThe ultimate race fork is upgraded withThe new Motion Control DNA damping system. SID’s Superlight Integrated Design structure plus 15mm Maxle Lite andThe BlackBox carbon crown steerer create a chassis with allThe stiffness you need atThe weight you want. Travel 26": 80/100/120mm Weight 26" 80/100mm: 1361g, 26" 120mm: 1381g Damping Motion Control DNA RL, Dual Flow Rebound Available Springs Dual Air Adjustme

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William Gregory   Cross Country Rider [Mar 12, 2016]
Strength:

*solid
*low maintenance
*quiet
*serviceable
*lightweight!

Weakness:

none that I can think of.

Finally upgraded from a XCR Suntour and it's like night and day. SID just works. I personally have not been able to find the limits of this fork. I mainly use it for XC and street chasing (rough ridin' - no prisoners type policy - ride it like it's hot!) and this fork never ever let me down: it works in the snow, it works in the dust, it works in the rain and whatever you can throw at it. I've run it at lower pressure than recommended and it feels like the road is made of rubber. I'm now running it at a slightly higher than recommended pressure just because I enjoy racing it. Thing is you have to take a while and feel for your most comfortable pressure. The fork is definitely highly customizable that way and behaves according to your expectations: a no thrill fork and one of the seminal ones at that!
The SID I got came used but it works as advertised. The weight saving compared to my previous 2012 XCR is massive. I'm now regularly accelerating on climbs, SID doesn't hold me back like the XCR did. Frankly speaking, SID is overkill for me but when it comes to forks, that's a great thing, right? It only means I can get better (without risking breaking my neck ;) ).
For the price I got it for, couldn't have found a better fork! As far as I am concerned, SID is _the_ standard and anything less won't do it.
If you can afford one, get it! It's just that perfectly balanced...

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5
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Henrik B   [May 19, 2012]
Strength:

You dont feel it. Its simply woorking in the background without a sound. Its light.

Weakness:

None.

It´s expensive but the best always is. RS have really brought SID back in the market.

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5
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