Description of RockShox SID RLC Solo Air 26"+ / 27.5" Fork - 100mm - 42mm - Tapered - MaxleUltimate15 Boost - 2017 - diffusion black
Gold in every Olympics since 2000 - the SID stands for success. An unwavering dedication to light weight, precision, performance and speed is what RockShox influenced during its construction. And the international race wins of the SID show its fierce commitment to competition. From the dedicated, 100 mm travel-specific chassis, damper and air spring to its precise steering characteristics and its every-gram-counts attitude - each element of the RockShox SID RLC Solo Air’s design is focused on winning.
In 2017 the SID is solely focused on XC. Therefore the chassis not only drops weight, it adds also stiffness to the fork. Concomitant with this the adjusting knobs got a new design, too, and are more smoothly to control. Another innovation is the tool-free brake hose guide which makes the mounting much easier. The SID RLC features now also the from Pike and Lyrik well-known Charger damping with rebound, lockout and low-speed compression adjustment. Apart from that the 26"+ / 27.5" Boost SID RLC offers stiff 32 mm stanchions with weight-saving knocked-out magnesium dropouts.
Dig Valve sounds the system which works in the oil circuit of the SID. It provides the optimal level of control for both low and high speed compression, carefully controlling the oil flow to provide the rider with the right amount of support and impact absorption. The piston redesign allows the use of Rapid Recovery, a rebound tune that allows the shock to recover faster between consecutive bumps, for greater traction and a more controlled ride. The Dig Valve is factory tuned and supports the SID at mid strokes.
The improved extruded bladder design resists damping changes during extended downhills and has virtually zero pressure offset for small bump sensitivity. This means no sacrifices in bump performance for shredding downhill while keeping the ability to maintain pedaling stability for those leg burning climbs.
In combination with the Rapid Recovery system the damping increases control while you need less energy at the same time. Rapid Recovery allows the shock to recover faster between consecutive bumps, letting the wheel track the ground with greater precision. This more active suspension system enables the bike to ride in a higher and softer part of the spring rate. Rapid Recovery gives the rider access to more available wheel travel, bump after bump, to achieve a smoother and more controlled ride.
Solo Air suspension
The spring rate of the light and plush Solo Air spring can be adjusted using just one valve, effectively filling the positive and negative air chamber simultaneously. This offers a lot of tuning options. The combination of the super-light Solo Air spring with the performance focused Charger damper and the Power Bulge casting makes for one of the lightest yet exceptionally stiff XC forks on the market.
Instead of increasing the stanchion size and adding extra weight, the Power Bulge simply reinforces the lower leg to allow for an oversized bushing for more stiffness and driving comfort.
Don’t set your sag correctly and you might as well be hopping onto someone else’s bike. For an easy and accurate suspension setup the sag gradients are printed right on the fork’s upper tubes and shock damper bodies. So there is no need for another measuring tool.
Basic things like axles are often the easiest to overlook. That's why Rockshox paid serious attention to this finer detail. One hand is all it takes to remove or install the Maxle Ultimate. The lever-placement personalization is accomplished completely without the use of tools.
Bottomless Tokens (optional)
The use of the optional available Bottomless Tokens allows riders to easily custom tune their RockShox fork’s air-spring performance to best match their own riding style and suspension preference. Adding the easy-to-install Tokens changes the air-spring curve to resist bottom-out after a big hit, giving aggressive riders the power to attack the trail harder. Removing Bottomless Tokens makes the air-spring curve more linear, enhancing suspension feel for certain types of terrain or trail condition and ensuring riders who are less front-end aggressive benefit from 100 percent of their fork’s travel.
Torque Caps (optional)
The optional available Torque Caps make the bond between hub and fork dropout stronger, with an increased surface area connecting the two. This creates a stronger, stiffer interface, giving you a more responsive front wheel and more control.
Fact Sheet of RockShox SID RLC Solo Air 26"+ / 27.5" Fork - 100mm - 42mm - Tapered - MaxleUltimate15 Boost - 2017 - diffusion black
RockShox SID RLC Solo Air 26"+ / 27.5" Fork - 100mm - 42mm - Tapered - MaxleUltimate15 Boost - 2017 - diffusion black