Blue Lightning #6

The 2nd part I ordered for my bike was a fork. Thought of getting a new Rock Shox SID WC but when I saw real weights and price I went for a Fox 32 Step Cast instead, lighter and cheaper 🙂

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Got some new matching stickers too, maybe the part in this build I’m most excited about. Really love how they shaved of weight and optimized.

So what about weight, Fox say 1,38kg and R2-bike confirmed. Out of the box it was 1399g, cut in right length with a starnut and axle it’s a bit lighter 😀

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Fox vs. Rock Shox

MTB gets bigger and heavier, more travel, more gears with a single chainring, levers for everything. Rock Shox came with their RS-1 which is heavier than a SID but they said it would be better…

This year Rock Shox came with a new SID, with Chargerdamper and at superlow 1366g for a regular RLC:

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Looks like a Rock Shox fork, but is improved in every way and seems like the perfect weightweenie fork when you want damping that works.

Fox did the same, they improved. I’m more impressed over that as Fox never been as light as SID. Their new 32 SC(Step Cast):

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Both brands cut of material on the lower legs but you see the difference more on the Fox as they also decreased the width. Both cut of the innerlegs a bit and made it to 100mm only, no 120mm and such AMstyle, pure XC.

1380g incl axle for the Fox according to R2:

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The big question is:

Which one should I get for my weightweenie XC project for 2017?