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

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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.

Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (26)

    Did they give any clues as to price of the Reverb post? Or weight?

    so has maxle lite gone 15mm?

    The seatpost is very exciting. A reliable model that doesn’t look offensive… We shall see.

    believe Maxle lite will be in both 20 and 15mm versions. reason for introducing 15mm is that it is supposed to be mnore attractive standard on OEM products – i.e. sram will sell more forks

    chakaping – the Reverb weighs in at 515grams for the 31.6mm 380mm long version according to other press releases.No UK price yet, but its 300USD so you can work it out based on other RS things that cost 300USD.

    Hey RockShox – make a 27.2 one PLEASE!

    Can this please be the last article to mention “infinite” adjustment? It’s got 125mm of adjustment/travel/whatever, hardly infinite… And I KNOW they’re trying to point out it’s a “stepless” adjustment- it’s still not infinite!

    At least they haven’t been redesigned “from the ground up”… Grrrr!

    Hey, at least the forks aren’t buttery smooth 🙂

    *technically* there are an infinite number of possible positions between 0 and +125mm…

    When are you getting an Vivid air to test?

    I like the look of the Reverb. No layback would be the biggest plus for me. plus 5 inches is proper. The rebound speed adjust is probably overkill though. Hydraulic removes all that madness at the top with the joplin – allowing the normal (read not crap) thomson-alike setup.
    I guess I trust a shock manufacturer more than Crank Bros too.

    think the big news there is RS accepting 15mm through axles. glad i got hope hubs.

    So what World Cup discipline are the 150mm Revelations used in?

    World cup glentress mincecore-teashopradness..

    SuperD/EnduroDH – getting bigger in US and Canada at the moment – is where I’m guessing the Revs are aimed at…

    Anywho, who doesn’t want stuff that says World Cup on it?

    on the black revs the dropout is not offset, is that an option?

    So when can I get my hands on all this shiny new kit?

    I just think it’s a bit rude to put World Champ colours on a product that has nothing to do with ether World Cup or World Champs.

    Nice forks though.

    Anybody else think that maybe if there were fewer iterations and model lines for components, that prices might be a bit lower. Or at least lower for the manu, whether they would pass them on is anyones guess. Do we really need X model Recons, X model SIDS, X model Rebas, etc? I’m not solely aiming at RS here just using this release to ask the question.

    In particular is there really any need for a range of SIDs and Rebas? Are they not now virtually the same with QR/Maxle/travel variations? I just get a bit fed up of all this latest model rubbish. Personally think it is time for some rationalisation.

    For RS you could have 2 model Recons to cover for budget riders, super budget and bags and whistle verion, QR only, ditch either the SID or Reba line to cover the XC racer/trail rider, and have a single line with a budget internal travel adjust model, mid range external travel adjust and a deluxe XC racer version with more damping control and light weight parts obviously with choice of Maxle or QR, then a Revelation line with a budget and deluxe models again in QR/maxle for the longer travel trail/heavy trail rider. Even this gives far too many models IMHO and that’s before we get on to 29er versions and burly stuff. Choice is good but it costs.

    Any more info on the new 2 step type thing that will be on the revs?

    Will it work?

    I like the extra long rail support on the Reverb, finally an adjustable post designed to survive a hard life?

    i agree with 1961bikie,it would cut manufacturing costs for rockshox as well.
    its all to easy to get caught up in the newest model marketing hype.we dont really need so much to choose from i can see the rationale in having a budget line and a top end line but there is too much in between, its becoming silly.the same with group sets.
    your average rider which i presume makes up your average customer probably wouldnt benefit from the subtle changes in feel or gear ratios.
    ive had numerous forks some are better than others but ive never really had a bad pair.
    the same with group sets i was just as happy with 7 speed as 9.

    Yet another uppy downy seatpost that is gonna be 0.9 mm too big to fit either of my bikes! Grrrrr…… Manufacturers please?

    Not normally a rockshox fan but this kit looks good.
    We’ll see what the pricings like…..
    Do rockshox have a 160mm fork now? I think the lyriks are now 170mm?

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