2020 RockShox SID Trail Fork – First Ride Review

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We’ve had one of RockShox brand new, 120mm SID Ultimate forks – basically the ‘SID Trail’ on test for a couple of weeks. Here’s what we thought:

The world of 100mm suspension forks seems to be a very narrow one of either top-flight cross country race forks, or of cheap, entry-level forks for hardtails. Move up to 120mm forks, though, and suddenly the scope is much, much wider. In the same way that XC bikes like the 100mm travel Intense Sniper suddenly become ‘trail bikes’ with a 120mm fork, so that extra near-inch of travel suddenly gives the rider a little more choice of line and a little more damage limitation.

Comes in SID Blue, or black. The fit and finish is impeccable.

SID Ultimate Set Up

We’ve run the SID Ultimate forks with a mix of sag setups and damper settings, but without going fully deep and swapping out tokens which, as we’ll see in a minute, is what’s needed to fully get the forks dialled. The initial setup however is easy to do and will get you 90% of the way very quickly.

Max Travel. Just in case you thought you’d been cheated out of 3mm.

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Review Info

Product:SID Ultimate
Tested:by Daz Hall for Two weeks

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