- What XC race fork?
I need a new lightweight XC fork and have narrowed it down to the following.Posted 11 years ago
Manitou R7 MRD Absolute/TPC
Rockshox SID Race/team
Magura Durin SL
Anyone using one these? Anything else you could recommend.
I like the way my f100s work, not had them long enough to recommend on reliability though.
If I was buying aftermarket, it’d be the SID races everytime.
Reliable/proven damping and seals, and dead easy to service and mantain.Posted 11 years ago
Thanks IA, I was leaning towards the Manitous due to their stupidly light weight, but I haven’t heard any user reports on any of the forks just the usual marketing stuff. I will look into the F100’s.Posted 11 years ago
DT Swiss XRC80 and XMC100 are available at http://www.lexs.co.uk for £475 just in case you’re rejecting them on price.
I’ve got the XMC130 and think it’s a great fork. Light and responsive yet stiff.Posted 11 years ago
I’ve got a 09 SID Race – stiff, light and excellent control and best value for money.
I’ve got mine on a 4″ race full sus.Posted 11 years ago
Cheers happysnaps. I had forgot about the previos DT swiss models as the last one I saw was the new carbon one that cost the same as a trip to the moon and back. XMC100 might fit the bill.Posted 11 years ago
More rider comments needed.
I have the f100 rlcs, they are lovely, worked perfectly, really adjustable.
Also havent had them very long….Posted 11 years ago
rob2, why the race over the team?Posted 11 years ago
I need it to go on a 4″ full sus aswell
Sid World Cup here very light and very stiff million miles away from the flexible friend of old.Posted 11 years ago
sid team rather than race.
black box motion control damper gives better performance over the (already good) standard motion control damper in the race over a wider range of bumps.
Rebound control at high speed is really good.
Very smooth and laterally stiff as mentioned abovePosted 11 years ago
I’ve got the Durin SL and very impressed. I’ve had Fox and Rock Shox Reba in the past but these new Maguras are pretty special, They’re light and very stiff, also seem to be very plush. I’ve not tried the new Sids though so can’t directly compare the two.Posted 11 years ago
I’ve had Fox Float 100 RLCs since 2004 and loved them. They are due for a change now & I’m erring towards the newer Fox F100RLCs but quite fancy the Marzocchi Corsa but some reviews are questioning Marz quality. Overall my gut feel is telling me that the Fox brand is plusher & higher quality than any other. But tbh I’m lost and this thread has to point me in a new direction. I’m swayed lightly towards SIDs because I can get a colour other than white but SIDs in my mind say “not as plush as Marz or Fox”.Posted 11 years ago
Realistically I’d like to try ’em all before I bought. Are the new SIDs as plush as the Fox?
I’m 90kg & ride hard, long and often.
Check out the new Marzocchi warranty approach for 2009 if you’re wavering.
I can’t find the link but believe the 2009 forks have a 3 year warranty from Windwave….Posted 11 years ago
I’ve got Pace RC39s in 80mm which is the same as the DT one, and it’s fantastic to be honest. Firm, which is what you want in an 80mm fork – doesn’t bottom out unless you really really slam it and it’s actually good for 95mm travel. And it’s really plush, which is a little strange since my RC41s aren’t that plush. But that’s another story for another thread – I think I know why.Posted 11 years ago
This is great that everyone thinks that their fork is really good. So I doubt that I could buy a bad one. I am going to have to research a bit for the best price to help decide.Posted 11 years ago
I asked the same question a couple of weeks back and decided in the end to go with a pair of 09 Team SIDs, extremely happy with them on my Giant Anthem Advanced.Posted 11 years ago
Justride – I went for the race purely based on cost. I don’t think you’ll go wrong with any of the forks mentioned to be honest.Posted 11 years ago
rob2, i agree, every fork mentioned has been in a positive light and I like your idea of the race instead of team although davefarmer does think the team is worth the extra dosh. Oh the dilemma..Posted 11 years ago
I had 2007 Corsa SL WC and could never get them set up properly, and in the end went for new SIDS which have been much, much easier to get right.Posted 11 years ago
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