- would a reba for be stronger than this sid fork?
Sefton, do a search or hang on for a bit till someone arrives with more knowledge than me.Posted 4 years ago
Njee20 has explained the differences pretty well in the past.
As far as I can remember weight savings are also achieved by the bottom part of the lowers being hollow on the SIDs so needing less fluid in there.
Dampening would be the same if they are similar models, like a Team and a Team, where a Race and a Team might be different.
If you look underneath the forks by the drop outs you will see what I mean by “hollow”.
The Reba has ‘power bulges” half way up the lowers for more strength , don’t think the SIDs have.mrlebowskiMember
The Sid should be fine – I’ve ridden mine all over (including racing it down the Gap Descent in Brecon for last years Bearded Man event). I also rode it on the BC Bike Race. It’s lot stronger than people think. Just don’t expect it to behave like anything other than what it is, a light XC fork. Its certainly not got Twiglets for fork legs though..Posted 4 years ago
I have this sid fork on my wife’s bike (that she doesn’t ride).
I have a 120 reba team uturn fork on my turner flux.
Been thinking of selling the UTurn and putting the Sid on my flux.
I’m 10st 10 and a girl on the descents so its not going to get any hardcore abuse.
Question….Will the Sid be upto the job? or is it a race fork through and through?
my other idea was to swap the 120 Uturn for a 100mm Reba.Posted 4 years ago
being a tart…I want a black fork and I can live with only 100mmstu1972Member
Put it this way, when I was over 14st I ran SID XX world cups on a HT then my Flux and they seemed plenty stiff to me. Im now running Reba 120’s on my Flux and cant distinguish any difference in stiffness.
Sids do have powerbulges in them post 2009 iirc
If my XX World Cups were 120mm I would never have went to reba.Posted 4 years agojairajSubscriber
The recent SID and Reba share the same lowers but the SID gets lighter crown and better internals, SID can have the RCT3 and dual flow rebound while Reba only goes up to RTL damper.
The Reba is basically a older SID. The current Reba are very similar to my 2010 SIDs.
I am 95kg and have a 2010 SID with QR drop outs and have given it beans while descending and its fine. It only feels a a bit flexy when you compare it with forks designed to take bigger hits. For the job its designed for; XC and trial use, its totally fine.Posted 4 years ago
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