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Old 11-28-04, 07:49 PM   #1
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SID forks for a 200 lb rider? any recomendations???

I am finally starting to build on to my XTC frame i bought a few months back, and ive been eyeing the SID world cup forks, with the lockout. my concern is that i am heavy and the fork wont hold up. this is my first bike in YEARS, and i used to ride hard. I am looking for something LIGHT, and i want to go with V brakes. If you dont think the sid will hold hold up, what will that is still light. I have a brand new 03 XTC frame sitting here, its black-silver-yellow, id like to find something that will go with it. pref silver. I will be doing x-country riding and a good bit of road riding, thats why i like the lock-out.

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oh, and while im on the subject of light but strong stuff, any recomendations on wheels?
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Recommendations: don't buy it!

SID's are not a strong fork at all I'm afraid, especially under weight. Another fork to look at would be the Fox RL80/F80x. With the F80x you get the Terralogic feature which gives you essentially an automatic lockout and a very smooth plush action, plus Fox's trademark stiffness. Its heavier than a SID but still light, and the Terralogic makes up for the extra weight in my experience.
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Old 11-28-04, 08:13 PM   #4
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any thoughts on these wheels:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

i dont want to spend a fortune, but i want quality stuff. im just dying to start riding again
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Old 11-28-04, 09:25 PM   #5
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I am finally starting to build on to my XTC frame i bought a few months back, and ive been eyeing the SID world cup forks, with the lockout. my concern is that i am heavy and the fork wont hold up. this is my first bike in YEARS, and i used to ride hard. I am looking for something LIGHT, and i want to go with V brakes. If you dont think the sid will hold hold up, what will that is still light. I have a brand new 03 XTC frame sitting here, its black-silver-yellow, id like to find something that will go with it. pref silver. I will be doing x-country riding and a good bit of road riding, thats why i like the lock-out.

thanks.

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I weigh 190 and I am very happy with my SID. Its buttery smooth and hasn't left my stranded on the side of the road yet! However, if you're not very smooth rider and dont care to do maintainance required by the SID, I recommand a Mozzachi Marathon SL. The 05 apparently have one leg air and one leg coil. You get the best of both worlds, and bombers are just bullet proof.

Bottom line: If you're super smooth and crave for the lightest fork AND dont mind doing the maintaince, go for a SID. They work very well, and I dont notice the flex beside I'm running V-brakes as well. Otherwise, go with a bomber or fox.

Post pics here after you're done building that beast!!!

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Old 11-28-04, 09:28 PM   #6
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any thoughts on these wheels:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

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That wheelset has no description about what sort of parts are used. I'm assuming they're just generic wheelsets.

If you dont mind the weight, get a pair of Rhyno Lites on Deore Hubs from jensenusa for $90 dollars.

If you want something lighter, I'd go with a pair of Mavic 717 on XT hubs....
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If you want a light fork that might be a bit more sturdy than the SID world cup, try the Manitou Skareb Platinum. It does have SPV which locks out the bob and such. However, there is no remote lockout on the fork as it just relies on SPV to dampen the pogo-ing motion. The fork weighs about 3.2 lbs (compared to 2.77 for the SID) so it's a half a pound heavier. They're on sale @ Colorado Cyclist in their holiday catalog section on their website @ $349.99 for the 100mm version. Here's the link:
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/commo...373&TextMode=0

sucks that it's backordered til January. They did have the 80mm version for the same price but it's no longer listed. They also have the Minute 1:00 for $299.99 here:
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/commo...373&TextMode=0
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i wouldn't go for hte wheels unless you email the seller and demand to nkow what parts make up that. Plus im biased very mcuh against radial lacing so that alone would make an automatic rejection.
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Radial lacing for a heavy rider off-road is not generally what I'd consider a wise move. The XT/RhynoLite combo seems like the best deal going right now and probably would stand up great to a 200lb+ rider. I do believe Raiyn is 225+ and rides them... I know he hasn't had any trouble at all.
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Radial lacing for a heavy rider off-road is not generally what I'd consider a wise move. The XT/RhynoLite combo seems like the best deal going right now and probably would stand up great to a 200lb+ rider. I do believe Raiyn is 225+ and rides them... I know he hasn't had any trouble at all.
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Even if you don't break the SID, it's a noodle. I'm 145-150lbs, and consider myself a very smooth rider. The SID is a noodle even for me. Do yourself a favor - go with something stiffer/stronger. Anything from Fox is a major improvement in that area.

Good luck, and please post again after you've made your decision, and have a few rides in. ThanX!
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I've also heard good things about the '05 Manitou Skareb series from ex-SID users. Very light fork too, but not sure how it is with some weight on it.
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thanks for your input, ive looked around, and i think i'll probably go with the manitou skareb platnum. I should finish my bike shortly after the new year. Now i have to decide on components. i wish XTR wasnt so outrageously priced. maybe i'll mix and match XT and XTR stuff.
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