by Dave Anderson
April 24, 2013
Rockshox carry on the murdered out look with the updated SID and Revelation, we’re hoping to get a feel for them when we hit Garda for the bike festival next week. Here’s their words on the new models…
GROWING DOESN’T MEAN BULKING UP
The new RockShox SID and Revelation retain all the character, which made them two of the most successful XC and Trail forks ever, while enhancing control and comfort for all riders. Both are now available in 26”, 27.5” and 29” wheel sizes to serve all mountain bikers. SID is the most successful XC racing fork ever, with a tally of Olympic, World and World Cup titles too long to mention, available in travels from 80 to 120mm, while Revelation combines the best of RockShox engineering to provide a trail fork from 120 to 150mm of travel with record breaking weight. Both SID and Revelation feature the Motion Control DNA damper, which has been reworked and updated to deliver the best performance on the trail.
Dig Valve: The Trail Specialist
The Dig Valve is the name of the latest addition to the damping circuit on both SID and Revelation. RockShox has re-designed the rebound piston to accommodate the Dig Valve, which provides the optimal level of control for both low and high speed compression, carefully controlling the oil flow to provide the rider with the right amount of support and impact absorption. The piston redesign allows the use of Rapid Recovery, a rebound tune that allows the shock to recover faster between consecutive bumps, for greater traction and a more controlled ride.
Small Details Make Big News
The new RCT3 adjuster knobs are easier to use and clearly marked for each of the three positions, while an all new set of seals makes SID and Revelation run smoother, with less friction, better sealing and a cleaner look. Black anodized legs are printed with easy to read Sag Gradients for a quick and precise setup.
Motion Control DNA
Motion Control DNA is available exclusively on SID and Revelation, in four models to feature each individual riding style:
XX – Designed for riders looking for more efficiency.
The XX Motion Control DNA damper features RockShox’s XLoc hydraulic remote lockout for the lightest, most ergonomic go-fast solution.
RCT3 – Designed for riders looking for more bump gobbling performance.
The new RCT3 damper features three distinct knob positions – Open (with low speed compression adjust.), Threshold and Lock.
RLT – Designed for riders who are looking for more stable ride.
Featuring the adjustments of Motion Control – compression-to-lock with adjustable threshold.
RL – For riders looking for a more simple approach to suspension set up.
The Motion Control DNA spring tube and refined Dual Flow rebound mated to compression-to-lock adjustability with a factory set threshold.