To make it short, I am an ex-expert class racer and am getting back into it after 5 years away from it. Yes, I'm a road geek haha. I am building a high end steel hardtail (starting with a unridden Chris Chance '92 frame ). It is being built with XTR everything, blah, blah, blah. What is the absolute best racing fork nowadays? When I got out of the sport, I think the blue Rock Shok SID was the rage. I broke two of them lol. Lightweight is critical, but I am going to train hard so my 36 y/o butt can qualify for the expert class again, so it has to be strong and perform well.