RockShox SID MTB Fork Review

4.43 out of 5
By Jeff Barber    on Sep 26, 2016

By Jeff Barber    on Apr 10, 2018

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April 5, 2017
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Excellent cross country fork. Lightweight, pretty easy to get dialed in to your preferences.

Cons: Hydraulic lockout doesn't work well below 40 Degrees.

December 19, 2014
Model/Year: SID 29 RCT3

Pros: Lightweight
Stable ride
Feels great on bike
Looks great

Cons: None

Recommendation: This is the best fork I've ever ridden. It's mounted on my Orbea Alma 29 S10. It gobbles up everything that I happen to run over. My opinion is where a fork really shows its worth is when you mess up. First ride out, I'm crossing a creek and in shooting down the side, I hit a root which threw my angle off. I missed the stones that were set up on the crossing and ended up hitting the side of the creek which I thought was going to end very badly. This fork just took the hit in stride and I just nearly rode out of it. I was sold from that moment on.

December 12, 2012
Pros: light, remote lock out option, settings

Cons: price, kind of stiff

Recommendation: This fork seems fairly stiff for being a XC fork, but it still performed well. The remote lockout is great, but not essential. Nice fork, but not as plush as a Fox.

December 10, 2010
Pros: Very very light.
Clean look and decent dampening.

Cons: Older 28mm versions were a bit flexy in the uppers.

Recommendation: For racers its a must have fork for its lightweight and reliability.

July 1, 2009
Pros: Claen design, 32 mm stanchions on the 2009

Cons: none so far

Recommendation: easy to adjust if ya have half a brain

December 14, 2008
Pros: Superlight

Cons: none

Recommendation: I own an older model of the sid team and it is awesome.

October 1, 2008
Pros: Light weight simple to use.

Cons: limited to lighter riders. Older design has 28mm legs which are a bit flimsy for a heaver rider

Recommendation: A decent fork which i would only recommend for racers and XC only don't think you can use this one for jumps and such....If i had to give a "safe height" kind of limit i would say max 2' drops in elevation.