I'm looking to replace the fork on my bike. I've currently got an '04 or '05 (not sure) SID World Cup (the one with the carbon crown and poploc lockout.) Now, this is an XC racing fork, and it's great for that (the bike was a sponsored racer's bike that I bought when he got his new one), but I find that on a lot of the trails I'm riding, the 80mm of travel can be a little jarring, especially on real rocky terrain; when I even get the full 80mm. Usually, it seems like I'm getting less. At first, I thought maybe the spacer had been put in place to limit it to 60mm, but apparently not.
I'm thinking that a 110mm or so fork might be really nice.
It's a really nice bike, way nicer than I deserve, but I got a really good deal; and I've already made all the other modifications I needed to get it dialed to my comfort. Here's where it's at right now: '04 or '05 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, RS SID World Cup fork, fox float rlc rear shock, Hayes Carbon 9 hydros, American Classic 350 disc wheels, X.0 rear derailleur and grip shifters, XTR front derailleur and cranks, RaceFace Next Carbon riser bar, RF Deus XC stem, Egg Beater C pedals. The bars, stem, brakes, pedals, and wheels are my mods so far.
Anyway, anyone have any recommendations for a fork to replace the SID?