SID Race verses SID World Cup - Advice please

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Slobberdoggy
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by Slobberdoggy

So I'm looking for a light XC racing fork and I cannot decide between the 2007 Sid Race or Sid WC. The Race is lighter and cheaper but has slightly less advanced/adjustable suspension ("motion control").

Other thoughts are welcome. I run v-brakes and am trying to keep my bike very light. I plan to not use the pop loc device. I will be putting it on my 05 scott scale limited.

Please advise.
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if you're considering a lightweight fork without any remote device - what about a Spinner Aeris Ti fork? It needs some internal adjustment to get it to worker proberly but it's pretty simple! The weight is about 1240 grams with a 180 mm steerertube!

It has a Spul system (kind of like spv) and it works fine!

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by Slobberdoggy

I'm having trouble with mine. I only seem to get about 58mm of travel no matter what. It's not very plush at all. The psi I have it at is way lower than my weight would suggest. Any higher psi and it feels like a ridged fork.

So I thought I would get a different fork while I open up my Ares to cut the bottom out bumper I guess. I suppose I am also considering getting another Ares to see if it is something with the one I have now. The customer service via email was not much help (I won't go into the details here).
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by HYPERION

well I can suggest frm 1290 gr and a tre g for 1150 (elastomer)
also the old sids (99-00) are light (no disk) at 1190 if I rem well
no one of these fork is very good on downhill, but they're light
the sid race is quite like the old sid, and costs 300 eu

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by MaLóL

I would go for the sid race for sure. It´s cheaper and more or less the same weight. I think the lock-out of most sid break down too soon if you don´t use it properly. The pure delite system is more trustable imho.

and the good thing (if you are a real weight weenie), in the future you can install the carbon steerer crown and bars from a wc sid and you´ll have a very light sid...
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by zauberer

Slobberdoggy wrote:So I'm looking for a light XC racing fork and I cannot decide between the 2007 Sid Race or Sid WC. The Race is lighter and cheaper ........


cheaper is right, lighter only a little bit, because there is no poplock/motion control, which is included in WC's weight.

till 2004 I drove a Race, now a WC with V-brake bosses and poplock, stearer cut to 175mm.
Weight incl. poplock is 1320g.

I think the poplock is a very usefull feature, which I don't want to miss in uphills and flat passages.

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