RockShox SID World Cup Evolves
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 25 May 2009
RockShox SID World Cup gets a significant update for model year 2010 affecting two parts of the SID chassis and shedding 110 grams.
The crown and steerer evolved from the existing aluminum architecture to a hollow one-piece carbon fiber composition. The fork lowers are now full magnesium compared to the magnesium and carbon fiber combination found in the 2009 version. The allmagnesium lowers continue to feature Power Bulges, which increase stiffness and bushing durability.
The changes positively affect the overall weight, bringing the fork with full steerer in at 1400 grams, while maintaining the incredible steering precision the SID is known for.
The BlackBox Technology carbon crown and steerer attributes, pertaining to strength and stiffness, have been tested in our labs and in the World Cup race arena since 2008. The result is a light chassis that passes the stringent CEN test standards. A year of testing, developing and racing this new carbon crown and steerer has established the next evolution of the SID which remains the king of XC racing.
SID World Cup continues to employ the BlackBox Motion Control damper and Dual Air spring system for vast tunability and ease of service. PushLoc remote lockout actuation is included.