2011 Rockshox. New SID, carbon Revs, new uppy-downy post!

Hi all,

We’ve just been sent some extensive and complex looking press releases from Rockshox about their 2011 new gadgets. We’re due to see them in the flesh shortly so will report back then in more detail. Until then, please enjoy the hype!

Let’s start with the new SID. Looks like the old SID, only there’s a 120mm version, a 15mm Maxle lite and an all up 1345g version for the World Cup one…

“SID’s supremely svelte design puts hill-charging race-winning lightweight suspension in a stiff 32mm chassis that doesn’t flinch when the trail gets tough. Combining the uber-light Dual Air spring with BlackBox Motion Control and the PowerBulge design of the lower legs, SID delivers unparalleled plushness and control in the world of lightweight suspension.

Now offered in a brand-spanking new 120mm travel option, with 15mm Maxle Lite option and a lighter 80-100mm chassis. At a slim 1345g for the SID World Cup, you might hear people call you a weight weenie—that is, if they weren’t so far behind you.

New for MY2011 • 2 chassis options: 120mm and 80/100mm travel • 15mm Maxle Lite option for all 100 & 120mm models • Tapered steerer offered in all models

• New graphics, including available SRAM XO color matched decals”

White - the lightest of all colours

120mm from an XC race fork. Who'd have thought it?

We brought news of this new DH air shock - the Vivid - in our Sea Otter coverage. Click pic for link

Here's the new Monarch RT3

“Silky smooth travel in a new lightweight design, the Monarch floats through bumps even better than before, turning rugged trails into tire-gripping velvet.

The chassis is lean while maintaining the durability and adjustability needed to bite off huge chunks of epic cross-country and burly trail action. Combining a redesigned Solo Air spring with updated damping controls, the Monarch has the perfect balance of bump performance and efficiency”

Updated and New for MY2011 • Updated Solo Air spring with reduced breakaway and lower friction. • Updated adjusters • Updated tuning options

And the Monarch Plus - piggy back XC-ish air shock

Monarch Plus fuses the exemplary weight of the Monarch with an all new Solo Air system and damper design similar to Vivid Air to create a lightweight package that tackles all-mountain riding like it was born to bomb downhill. This air shock with piggyback reservoir incorporates Dual Flow rebound and compression allowing you to dial up the performance perfect for your desires—especially when all you want is to go farther, faster.

All New Platform for MY2011  • New Solo Air spring  • New damper based on Monarch and Vivid Air  damping systems   • New forged eyelet

Carbon crown and – tapered steerer? What is this madness?

This year’s Revelation brings an all-new Dual Position Air spring system to the table, adding approximately 30mm of sag-to-sag,on-the-fly, travel adjustment to this proven lightweight platform. The smooth responsiveness provided by the various Motion Control damping systems, paired with the confidence that comes from ultra-stiff 32mm aluminum upper tubes, Maxle Lite and 150mm travel options is epic. Even when the trail is hell, this fork is pure heaven.
Updated and New for MY2011 • New World Cup model • New carbon fiber tapered crown-steerer on World Cup model • New Dual Position Air travel adjust system
• Updated detented compression adjustment for RLT model • RL and RLT models upgraded to Dual Flow rebound • New lighter and stiffer Maxle Lite, including 15×100 • New clear coated graphics and available SRAM X0 color matched decals

It's a Revelation World Cup!

More madness! A carbon crown and a Maxle through-axle...

“This year’s Revelation brings an all-new Dual Position Air spring system to the table, adding approximately 30mm of sag-to-sag,on-the-fly, travel adjustment to this proven lightweight platform. The smooth responsiveness provided by the various Motion Control damping systems, paired with the confidence that comes from ultra-stiff 32mm aluminum upper tubes, Maxle Lite and 150mm travel options is epic. Even when the trail is hell, this fork is pure heaven.

Updated and New for MY2011 • New World Cup model • New carbon fiber tapered crown-steerer on World Cup model • New Dual Position Air travel adjust system • Updated detented compression adjustment for RLT model • RL and RLT models upgraded to Dual Flow rebound • New lighter and stiffer Maxle Lite, including 15×100 • New clear coated graphics and available SRAM X0 color matched decals”

It looks so wrong, yet sort of right at the same time.

Maxle Lite is now lighter too...

This year’s Revelation brings an all-new Dual Position Air spring system to the table, adding approximately 30mm of sag-to-sag,on-the-fly, travel adjustment
to this proven lightweight platform. The smooth responsiveness provided by the various Motion Control damping systems, paired with the confidence that
comes from ultra-stiff 32mm aluminum upper tubes, Maxle Lite and 150mm travel options is epic. Even when the trail is hell, this fork is pure heaven.
Updated and New for MY2011 • New World Cup model • New carbon fiber tapered crown-steerer on World Cup model • New Dual Position Air travel adjust system • Updated detented compression adjustment for RLT model • RL and RLT models upgraded to Dual Flow rebound • New lighter and stiffer Maxle Lite, including 15×100 • New clear coated graphics and available SRAM X0 color matched decals>

And now finally to the Reverb – the new hydraulic Rockshox Uppy-Downy post.

XX Style hydraulic operation. Post return speed is controllable here too.

When you’re ripping through rolling terrain, cranking the pedals one minute and getting off the back of the bike the next, no seat height is “just right.” The all-new Reverb gives you 125mm of infinite seat height adjustment and control of your return speed in a hydraulically actuated remote package. A custom sealing system means the plush and consistent feel of this seat post won’t degrade no matter how much the weather does.
• 125mm adjustment range • Hydraulic actuation • Return speed is adjustable at the remote • Triple-lipped energized sealing system

Extrem lever closup. Note the combined Matchmaker clamp for brake and post lever

Pretty normal looking in-line seatpost clamp.

Sorry, no 27.2 here. 30.9 and 31.6 to start with.

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