Best XC race fork?
The 100mm DT Swiss XMC might be an alternative to the SID (if you can find one at a good price!).
I've been running an XMC130 for over a year now and it's been great – stiff, tracks really well, light, well damped & reliable. It's definately not a 'sit back and relax' fork, but it's awesome when riding fast with a bit of weight over the bars – I'd imagine the 100mm has the same 'racey' feel.
edit p.s. quick surf just found DT's for £581 at Wiggle.Posted 8 years ago
The XRC 100 Race LTD is about the same price as the SID XX, it's not that surprising. Don't get me wrong, I'm not queuing up to give RS my money though!
A quick Google search showed the first place I looked was just over $1100, so that's less than £700 shipped already!Posted 8 years agorolfharrisMember
There is only really one fork that's all over the race circuit this season, and that's the new SID. I run the Race model which cost me £300 and it's brilliant. I don't run the bar lockout because I have a full susser, but the action is good, adjustability useable and it's been very reliable.
I also like Fox, but the performance on these is almost as good while being quite a bit lighter. Don't see the point in stretching to the WC model over the Team, but am very happy with the Race. I can't recommend Durins, though- from mate's experiences they seem unreliable.Posted 8 years agotazzymtbMember
on the front of lots of pro racers in it's most bling form, mine have been amazing for xc racing and enduros and only 2.8lbs!Posted 8 years agoOffroadingMember
Doesn't the DT limited thingy use 28mm stancions though and the Magura has no lockout damper = bouncy ride ? Fox, well it's a Fox so lets not even bother with that.
Sid XX – 32mm stancions, lockout and under 1.4kg gets my vote. But not at UK prices though i'll stick with buying from the US me thinks.Posted 8 years agoCrellMember
SID WC / Team
Durin SL (not recalled) / Race (were recalled)
The SL's are a weight weenie choice while still being incredibly stiff. Limited adjustability though (if that's important).
SID Team, and Durin Race are the best choice if you don't want to spend too much.
Just fitting some SID WC's 🙂Posted 8 years ago
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