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 Post subject: 10 years of Evolution
PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:08 pm 
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I could not resist buying a other SID, for some reason I just love these forks together with early gen Judy's


I have this one for a while now, and celebrating it's 10th birthday :D:
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Near the end of the '07 season several Pro's where riding with a special edition of the SID WC, like our Gold medal winner:
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When I saw it I was like, man I would love to have one of those, classic looking but with modern tech, But then I found out that it would not be sold.

Luckily Ebay exists and if you search long enough you might find something:
SID Worldcup 10th anniversary:
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I asked the seller who used the forks, all he could tell me is that it was someone riding for the Subaru/Gary Fisher team,
Because of that it's used and thus has some wear on it (and the safety drop-outs are removed.

And a pic with the new and the original side by side:
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LTS biker created his own verion of the 10th anniversary for his Trek 9900 by mixing a SID 98 and a '04 SID WC :

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Have to say I am very happy with this addition to the collection.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:01 am 
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Possibly the nicest looking XC fork, on a par with the RC 36 Proclass.

Did they make that blue SID with a 1" steerer at any point, or is it possible to add a 1 " crown/ steerer to the SID?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:31 pm 
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I seen 1' SID's on Ebay, they pretty rare, and because of that they are not very cheap, especially if in good condition.
But if you can find one with bad lowers you can always change them with a good pair of a 1 1/8 version.

So yes they are made 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:45 pm 
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What's the weight difference between the 1998 and 2008 model ?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:50 pm 
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Archangel wrote:
What's the weight difference between the 1998 and 2008 model ?


08s are heavier, purely as they're stiffer.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:30 pm 
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If I am not mistaken (I weight the 98 a while ago and the data has been lost, have to weight them both again) the 98 is 1125g.
Haven't put the new one on the scale yet, but I read it was about 1400g. so a rather big difference.

It because it's stiffer but also because of the internals (motion control etc.)


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 Post subject: Nu Skool
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:39 pm 
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A one inch SID in action...

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 Post subject: Re: Nu Skool
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:51 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
A one inch SID in action...

Mr K


They look too light a shade of blue for that. If I were you I'd cast them aside ;)

Seriously if you do want to dispose of them let me know.


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 Post subject: Re: Nu Skool
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:38 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
A one inch SID in action...

Mr K


That is the dual air '99 model, looks a bit different blue, but haven't had one before :)
Also nice btw.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:35 pm 
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I got this last week, long travel SID, NOS
Just testing it on the Merlin frame, not good... :roll:
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