Mountain Biking - Rear Shock option - Fox Float or Rock Shox SID
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06-30-10, 09:13 AM
I picked up a Rock Shox SID with dual air chambers and lock out figuring I'd replace the Fox Float on my old Trek Fuel 80.
I like that it has a lock out which is what I was looking for in a replacement.
Unfortunately the neg chamber is leaking on the SID. I'm not finding parts for the SID to rebuild so I got to wondering, what is actually the better shock? Should I look for a regular Fox with a lockout or look for another SID?
06-30-10, 12:23 PM
I'd go with the Float just because it has rebound control. The SID only has lockout and you can't control rebound. I have the SID with rebound but no lockout, and for what it is, it's ok. I just wish it had more compression damping.
06-30-10, 01:21 PM
contact Push Industries for your Fox float
they can upgrade some forks ie the Talas series maybe they can add the setting you require to a rear shock as well
Here's what Push can do for your Float (if it is indeed an 'R'):
07-01-10, 10:21 AM
Put the SID in to see what it was like and it's definitely more "dead" feeling than the Fox since the neg chamber is leaking down.
I put the lockout on and it still moved a little, certainly not as much as before. I wish there was a way to fix this SID. No rebuild kits and I think there is scoring on the shaft causing the leak. No biggie.
I wanted it for the lockout but I think I'm fine with the Fox Float R as it is. I can't afford those listed upgrades though, not for this old battle axe.
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