29er suspension fork and impact on geometry

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devinci
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by devinci

How does a Rockshox sid 100mm 29er fork compares to a fox 32 rlc fit 100mm fork regarding its impact on the bike's geometry? Is there any difference in fork measurements, length, rake, etc?

Any general comments on those 2 models regarding racing would be appreciated too. I raced on a sid but no experience on a 29er fox, they look nice but dont know much else about them.

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by afalts

The SID and Fox are almost identical. Current SID's have a 3 mm longer axle-to-crown than fox. Negligible once you factor in the actual movement of the suspension. I'd imagine rake is also almost identical.

Do yourself a favour and get iCD if funds allow. Been riding an iCD dually most of the season and it's the best thing going.

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by devinci

thanks

I'd like to know the real weights too. Both for :

FOx 32 rlc fit 100mm kashima 15mm thru axle, tapered
Rockshox sid lockout (no remote) 15mm thru axle, tapered

I need something racy and fairly light, it's going on a steel frame :twisted:

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