New 2021 SID Select+ damper failure

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Posted: Oct 5, 2020 at 11:31 Quote
Got the new SID Select+ on my new Epic Evo Expert, 12 rides/150 miles in and the damper failed. In the top half of the stroke there is zero damping compression or rebound, and the fork makes a LOT of clanking noise. If you go deeper into the stroke it does show SOME damping behavior. If you lock the fork out it doesn't make any difference until you compress the fork to about half stroke and then it finally feels like it hits the lockout and the travel stops. Haven't noticed any fluid leaks. It's almost like something in the damper broke or came loose to where the damper has ZERO effect until you get halfway through the travel.

I know there was some bushing play problems with the SID PinkBike had on their Epic Evo for the Field Test, and I saw bushing play reported elsewhere but can't remember where exactly, but this is not that and a totally different issue.

Anybody else having issues with their new 35mm SID or other fork with the Charger damper? I found one thread on MTBR/Weight Weenies of a very similar sounding issue with a Charger 2 damper in a SID World Cup: https://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=158239 I have never loved RockShox forks but I was getting along pretty well with this one until it broke, pretty disappointing.

Posted: Apr 24, 2021 at 8:54 Quote
It’s a few months later but my delivered in January, first ridden late feb, 8 rides in fork just did exactly the same thing. Full lockout on rides 1 to 6, a bit noisy on ride 7& gets very variable lockout from 10% to 60% travel on ride 8. Plus the loud/ harsh thunk at full extension. I remember on ride 1-3 thinking it felt super nice& super plush so something has changed.
Set up 5 psi over the recommendations with a 60kg rider & only having used 80-85% travel so far mostly. About 10-12 hours use total from new.

Any solutions/ similar problems?

Posted: May 11, 2021 at 17:24 Quote
I have a 21 Spur with a sid select+. After reaching the 400 mile mark, my fork feels exactly as you've described. I tried the 50mile service and now it feels worse. The rebound adjust basically does nothing, there is no dampening, and it tops out like a mofo. I'm going to contact a local shop about warranty.

Posted: Jun 22, 2021 at 8:39 Quote
DevoMTB wrote:
Got the new SID Select+ on my new Epic Evo Expert, 12 rides/150 miles in and the damper failed. In the top half of the stroke there is zero damping compression or rebound, and the fork makes a LOT of clanking noise. If you go deeper into the stroke it does show SOME damping behavior. If you lock the fork out it doesn't make any difference until you compress the fork to about half stroke and then it finally feels like it hits the lockout and the travel stops. Haven't noticed any fluid leaks. It's almost like something in the damper broke or came loose to where the damper has ZERO effect until you get halfway through the travel.

I know there was some bushing play problems with the SID PinkBike had on their Epic Evo for the Field Test, and I saw bushing play reported elsewhere but can't remember where exactly, but this is not that and a totally different issue.

Anybody else having issues with their new 35mm SID or other fork with the Charger damper? I found one thread on MTBR/Weight Weenies of a very similar sounding issue with a Charger 2 damper in a SID World Cup: https://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=158239 I have never loved RockShox forks but I was getting along pretty well with this one until it broke, pretty disappointing.

were you able to solve this? what was it?

Posted: Sep 3, 2021 at 20:28 Quote
I was wondering if anyone had info on what the remedy was?

I just bought a use 2021 top fuel with a sid select+. And after a few rides it started to lose small bump damping and I noticed the lock allowed an inch or so of travel now

I was hoping just doing the 200 hr service would sort it

Posted: Sep 17, 2021 at 20:06 Quote
DevoMTB wrote:
Got the new SID Select+ on my new Epic Evo Expert, 12 rides/150 miles in and the damper failed. In the top half of the stroke there is zero damping compression or rebound, and the fork makes a LOT of clanking noise. If you go deeper into the stroke it does show SOME damping behavior. If you lock the fork out it doesn't make any difference until you compress the fork to about half stroke and then it finally feels like it hits the lockout and the travel stops. Haven't noticed any fluid leaks. It's almost like something in the damper broke or came loose to where the damper has ZERO effect until you get halfway through the travel.

I know there was some bushing play problems with the SID PinkBike had on their Epic Evo for the Field Test, and I saw bushing play reported elsewhere but can't remember where exactly, but this is not that and a totally different issue.

Anybody else having issues with their new 35mm SID or other fork with the Charger damper? I found one thread on MTBR/Weight Weenies of a very similar sounding issue with a Charger 2 damper in a SID World Cup: https://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=158239 I have never loved RockShox forks but I was getting along pretty well with this one until it broke, pretty disappointing.

I have a 2021 SID Ultimate, 120mm Travel. Bought it in spring this year. At first the lockout worked great. It was firm and only compressed about 5% under extreme pressure. I'm told the 2021 models don't lockout 100% anymore. Then after about 250 miles the lockout stopped working as it had in the beginning. It would compress at least 40 percent when climbing. I took it to my shop and they said I'd have to send in to Rock Shox for evauluation and repair. That process took four weeks. I bought a SID Ultimate SL 100mm while the other was being serviced because I was racing and needed my bike. Its not as stiff, the lockout seemed to compress 10%.
Just got my SID Ultimate back and installed on my bike. They said the lower bushings in the fork lower were damaged and had to be replaced. They're integrated into the fork so the entire lower had to be replaced. Went to test ride it and it compresses 60% even when locked out Im very disappointed and looks like I am going to have to send it back again.

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