RockShox SID XX Solo Air 29 100 - $787.95

RockShox's been perfecting the SID for fifteen years yes, fifteen years, and with that much refinement you can expect the 100mm XX Solo Air 29 to be approaching suspension perfection. A few ounces over 3lbs, the SID XX certainly is one of the lightest 29er forks available, but weight is only part of the equation that makes a fork race worthy. While the SID XX is aimed squarely at the XC-race crowd, to achieve race worthiness it borrows heavily from standards that are used for burlier forks. You'll find an aluminum tapered steerer and hollow forged crown, along with a thru-axle, and Power Bulges residing in this fork -- just like the 120mm Reba. But what the SID has over the Reba is an XLoc remote, and Dual Flow damping. Dual Flow technology features separate circuits for high- and low-speed compression as well as beginning- and ending-stroke rebound damping. This allows the fork to be sensitive to stutter bumps while soaking up bigger hits, so you're in control and comfortable at all times. The beginning-stroke rebound is user adjustable via an aluminum knob that's detented to hold it in pace. It's located at bottom of the right leg, and it contains a short 2.5mm hex key which serves to adjust the preload tension on the Maxle's lever throw as well. The rest of the damping is factory set to simplify setup and to ensure optimum performance out of the box. Adding control at demand is the XLoc remote that uses a hydraulically-actuated lockout and has an adjustable threshold control. The XLoc remote button is made from 6061-T6 aluminum and it comes pre-bled, so all you'll have to do is cinch the aluminum housing onto your handlebar with the included hardware. You can install the XLoc with its own clamp, or it can become the top portion of a MatchMaker XX clamp system -- mating the lockout, shifter, and brake lever all into one unit. The entire hydraulic system is 60g lighter than the cable operated PushLoc system. - $787.95

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