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hi all, i have just bought a set of sid world cups. the manual is absolutly pants so i was wondering if any one has any tips on setting them up from experience?:)
 

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Set up

You can find the correct positive pressure by using the bars on the leg. I like 20% sag, then around 5 psi less in the negative. If you over pressure the negative you will actually suck in the fork leg reducing travel.

I weigh 170 lbs geared up. I set mine up as:

105 psi in the top
95 to 100 psi in the bottom (depending on terrain)
rebound 1 click faster than the midpoint
Compression 1 click less than full for the pop lock
 

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I'm the opposite

used2Bhard said:
You can find the correct positive pressure by using the bars on the leg. I like 20% sag, then around 5 psi less in the negative. If you over pressure the negative you will actually suck in the fork leg reducing travel.

I weigh 170 lbs geared up. I set mine up as:

105 psi in the top
95 to 100 psi in the bottom (depending on terrain)
rebound 1 click faster than the midpoint
Compression 1 click less than full for the pop lock
I run 5-10 more PSI in the negative. If I don't, I get zero small bump compliance and a rougher ride. This could be due to body weight and/or frame geometry. I will say that I ams till playing around with things though. I prefer 20-25% sag.
I weigh about 155lbs and am riding a Kona King:
90 PSI in the pos
100 PSI in the neg
2-4 clicks back from fastest rebound
I have a bar mounted lockout
 

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Oil

free-agent said:
I run 5-10 more PSI in the negative. If I don't, I get zero small bump compliance and a rougher ride. This could be due to body weight and/or frame geometry. I will say that I ams till playing around with things though. I prefer 20-25% sag.
I weigh about 155lbs and am riding a Kona King:
90 PSI in the pos
100 PSI in the neg
2-4 clicks back from fastest rebound
I have a bar mounted lockout
You reminded me that I am running a lighter weight oil now than what came with the fork. It made a big difference in the small bump department. Whatever the stock oil is, I dropped down 5 points in viscosity.
 

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This is all good stuff!

I weigh 155lbs and ride a ht.

Keep it coming!
 

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I go about 172 before gear, 110psi in the top 105psi in the bottom. I run rebound 1 click slower than midpoint, compression wide open. I have a WC on a 2009 AnthemX and am building a Titus X Carbon with a Team. I have a year + on the Anthem, great forks.
 

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how hard/easy should it be to rotate the red rebound dial. is there something i'm doing wrong as i need fingers of steel just to adjust.

maybe its just because they're new and need breaking in?
 

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to get my WC to perform, i took it off and put on a Fox with FIT. works fine now sitting on the shelf......

Not to hijack completely, I have heard using a lighter oil really helps make the fork smooth out chatter and small bumps
 

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Same here

demc1982 said:
how hard/easy should it be to rotate the red rebound dial. is there something i'm doing wrong as i need fingers of steel just to adjust.

maybe its just because they're new and need breaking in?
I used a pliers to twist it all the way back and forth a few times. Seemed to help break it in a bit.
 

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free-agent said:
I used a pliers to twist it all the way back and forth a few times. Seemed to help break it in a bit.
thanks, was worried incase i broke someyhing.

can you remember how many revolutions you go through to get from the hare to the tortoise?
 

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Thats rediculous^^^^ The SID is a great fork. I had a F80 on my first gen Anthem and the new SID kills it. My rebound adjust has 18 clicks fast to slow.
 

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Does any body know what viscosity the stock oil is?

Also how much of a gap should there be between the crown and the frame?
 

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Thats rediculous^^^^ The SID is a great fork. I had a F80 on my first gen Anthem and the new SID kills it. My rebound adjust has 18 clicks fast to slow.
I wouldnt say its rediculous. Have you ridden the newest version of the fox fork, big difference than what you have. just like the old SID WC were limp noodles. not a fair comparision. :thumbsup:
 

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I wouldnt say its rediculous. Have you ridden the newest version of the fox fork, big difference than what you have. just like the old SID WC were limp noodles. not a fair comparision. :thumbsup:
I have both an '09 SID WC and a 2010 F100 RLC FIT. I would say the SID WC is a bit more tune-able, and the Fox FIT maybe tracks a little better (or maybe it's my wheel). Weights are about the same. Both are amazing forks.

Perhaps you had a faulty damper or some other mechanical problem??? But a properly working RS SID WC is a very nice fork!
 

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bmf102 said:
to get my WC to perform, i took it off and put on a Fox with FIT. works fine now sitting on the shelf......

Not to hijack completely, I have heard using a lighter oil really helps make the fork smooth out chatter and small bumps
I'll PM my address and get that beast off your shelf.
 

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Anthem1 said:
Thats rediculous^^^^ The SID is a great fork. I had a F80 on my first gen Anthem and the new SID kills it. My rebound adjust has 18 clicks fast to slow.
+1 on the SID. Had a F100RLC and can NEVER use the full travel unless pressure is set ridiculously low. The SID uses all the travel and has a lot more tune-ability.
 

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I wouldnt say its rediculous. Have you ridden the newest version of the fox fork, big difference than what you have. just like the old SID WC were limp noodles. not a fair comparision. :thumbsup:
So what you are saying is "Fox had to go to the FIT rebound to compete with the RS Black Box motion rebound" Fox had to upgrade their rebound as well as shed some serious weight in 2010 to be considered a contender.
 
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