- Rockshox 2014 forks
Everyone seems to be raving about the new pikes but what are the other models like? The Pikes are too long and too heavy for my xc bike so would be looking at either SIDS or Rebas. Are these as good but on a smaller scale as they don’t seem to be getting as much interest. I’d be after 29er versions in either 100 or 120 travel and possibly fancy a change from fox which I’ve used for years. Cheers.Posted 6 years ago
I’m no expert but believe the Pike is the ‘game changer’ with fancy new internals. The others run improved versions of the older internals so are as good/bad as Rockshox usually are, depending on your preference.
I’m not a huge RS fan so am interested to try the Pikes to see if they really are that much better then other RS.
Please note, I could be talking rubbish and I’m sure I’ll be corrected if I am.Posted 6 years ago
I have just got the new Sid 120 RCT3s for my Solaris. Only a few rides in but they seem very nice. They dont have the charger damper of the pikes, but the ‘rapid recovery’ rebound, 15mm maxle, and seem stiff enough for XC and trail duties. I have my FS for Hucking the gnar! Got a good deal from winstanleys. Rebas and Sids have the same lowers but different internals. Not sure if they are quite as plush as my Revs RCT3s but they might just need bedding in abit.Posted 6 years ago
Other Rockshox forks also get good reviews. The hype around the Pike seems to be overshadowing everything else.
For any given price point RS forks usually have more adjustment options than a Fox. They are also pretty competitive regarding weight and stiffness.
The Reba shares the same chassis as the SID with the SID getting lighter and better internals.
RS have also launched a new version of the RS-1 fork. Which might suit your needs? But no idea of release date or prices just yet.Posted 6 years ago
The RS-1 is apparently $1865. Think I’ll pass on that. I’ll look more into the Rebas and SIDS .Posted 6 years ago
Yep crazy price!! I think it also requires a special front hub?
Definitely one to cross off the list.Posted 6 years ago
I just bought a 2013 Reba which I’m pretty sure is the same design as the 2014 model?
It has the same lowers as the SID range so is really light. To be honest I only bought it because it was the only available 120mm fork with a straight steerer that I could find online but it is definitely a step up from the Recon it replaced.
Definitely recommended if you need a tried and tested 120mm for general trail and XC use.Posted 6 years ago
Have the others been murdered-out?Posted 6 years ago
So we’re probably talking £1500. That’s mental and I’m sorry, impossible to justifyPosted 6 years ago
I’ve always been a big fan of reba’s run them on my camber at 120mm, last bike had them at 100mm and my 29er (in the post) has them at 100mm. My OH has an old Giant Xtc which has them in 80mm version, for a light weight biker they always felt plush and just work.
Had some Revs at 140mm but when i fitted the spacer to cut them down to 125mm they never felt right.Posted 6 years ago
So we’re probably talking £1500. That’s mental and I’m sorry, impossible to justify
Yes, but we’re not the target market, as it’s not the sponsors’ money we’d be spending.Posted 6 years ago
Murdered out 140mm rct3 revs here, only done a couple of rides buts they are as good as anything I’ve tried. Admittedly not a pike, but some are on the way.Posted 6 years ago
I’ve just got a 100mm Reba 29rl 2014 model because I don’t like lockout. Much cheaper than the SID and actually lighter than a SID XX too as that is only available with the bar mount lever.Posted 6 years ago
Just got some 2014 140mm Revs for my Solo frame which I’m still waiting on. Here’s hoping they perform as well as they look. Liking the all black ‘stealth’ lookPosted 6 years ago
I wanted the all black ones but couldn’t justify the extra £150 to achieve the look!Posted 6 years ago
The sids are ‘murdered out’Posted 6 years ago
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