RockShox 2006 World Cup Line

Jul 27, 2005
by Luc 'Acadian' Albert  
Three weeks ago, during Angel Fire’s World Cup, SRAM held their World Cup level fork product launch: SID World Cup 2006, REBA World Cup 2006 and BoXXer WC 2006.From the bump swallowing, World Cup winning performance of the BoXXer World Cup to the shorter travel WC level XC fork, SID, more forks in the RockShox line will feature Motion Control damping options.

As requirements for adjustment and performance are different depending upon application, not all Motion Control forks are built the same. Reference this quick guide for the various options available in the 2006 RockShox World Cup product line.

World Cup Technology Highlights
Motion Control

The goal was simple – Develop a damper that allowed the rider the ability to tune the desired level of efficiency, yet retain small bump performance. Make it light, and more importantly, make it durable. The result – Motion Control!

Dual Air

Dual Air is a light and infinitely tunable air spring adjusted via independently filled positive and negative air chambers.

Solo Air

Solo Air is an easy to tune air spring system found in the BoXXer. Using a single air valve to simultaneously fill both positive and negative air chambers, fork setup is simplified, while retaining the light weight and plush ride of Dual Air.

PopLoc

The ultimate in Suspension control. Turn it on, turn it off. Set it, forget it, or adjust it on the fly.

Aluminum Controls

SRAM added aluminum controls throughout our suspension line. Every rider interface can now be met with the precision feel of machined aluminum.

BlackBox Technology


BlackBox Technology
These technologies are developed through RockShox’s Racing Program. Through interaction between their BlackBox Athletes and the BlackBox development team, they create products that allow their riders to achieve a higher lever of performance. These products are then tested by the world’s best racers and most progressive athletes to ensure they can perform at the highest levels of our sport.

BlackBox SpeedStack
This high speed compression circuit is added to the Motion Control damper in the BoXXer World cup, to provide additional compression control which is desirable for long travel applications like downhill racing. The BlackBox SpeedStack changes the function of the FloodGate knob from a blow-off threshold adjuster to a high speed compression adjuster.

BlackBox Carbon Crown-Steerer
Made of high Modulus carbon fiber, the design of the crown steerer capitalizes on the material benefits of carbon to produce an incredibly light yet stiff cassis. Extensively tested in the lab and the field to ensure optimum performance and stiffness!

Jeremiah Boobar on:


Jeremiah Boobar – BlackBox Program Manager and RockShox Product Manager

• Development of the World Cup Level Product
“We are always trying to help our athletes a higher level of personal performance by providing the best equipment available. We work very closely with all of out athletes to create products in all categories that provide them with an advantage. All racers love to have lighter equipment, which is not only part of the equation. The light weight needs to be applied with the correct amount of stiffness, spring curve and damping performance.”

• Importance or Athlete Input
“All of the improvements we’ve made to these forks has been at the request of our athletes. We have the best testing staff in the world, out athletes. We trust their input and suggestions. BoXXer riders wanted more external adjustability and reduction of weight. SID riders wanted to have the ability to have platform adjustment to better match current rear shock designs. Reba riders were looking for a reduction in weight without sacrificing stiffness. We took all those comments and created the 06 World Cup line.”

• BoXXer World Championships
“The BoXXer World Championships are a competition between all the SRAM techs at every World Championships to see who can rebuild the BoXXer the fastest. I am 4X (and undefeated) BoXXer World Champion.”

• Working for RochShox
“I have been working on the circuit since 1995 (this is my 10th year!). Started working for RockShox when I was 18."

• Nickname
“Boobar” The others I don’t think you could print. With my last name you can probably only guess where that would go….”

SID World Cup 2006



• Intended Application – XC Racing

• The only suspension fork to win 6 Men’s XC World Championships, gets a revamp for 2006. Now you can have all the adjustability of Motion Control in your light weight SID chassis.

Travel 80mm
Adjust All Travel
Weight 1310g/2.90 lbs
Spring Dual Air
Adjust Positive and negative Schrader Valve
Damping Motion Contol
Adjust External Rebound, External Floodgate, External Compression and Lock, PopLoc Remote
Lowers Ovalized Magnesium
Crown/Steerer Tube BlackBox High Modulus Carbon Fiber
Upper Tube 28mm 7000 series Aluminum, Low Friction Anodized
Colors Athena White
Options Post or No Post

REBA World Cup 2006



• Intended Application - XC, Marathon, and 24 Hour Racing

• Reba’s combination of light weight and stiffness make it the most versatile option for aggressive XC and lightweight All Mountain bikes.

Travel 80mm/100mm
Adjust All Travel
Weight 1531g/3.39 lbs
Spring Dual Air
Adjust Positive and negative Schrader Valve
Damping Motion Contol
Adjust External Rebound, External Floodgate, External Compression and Lock, PopLoc Adjust Remote
Lowers Magnesium
Crown/Steerer Tube BlackBox High Modulus Carbon Fiber
Upper Tube 32mm 7000 series Aluminum, Low Friction Anodized
Colors Athena White
Options Remote or Crown Actuation, Disc or Boss Lowers

BoXXer World Cup 2006



• Intended Application – Downhill Racing, Free Ride Extreme

• The top three spots of the Men’s overall Downhill World Cup in ’04 were on the Motion Control damped, air sprung BlackBox BoXXer.

Travel 203mm
Adjust N/A
Weight 2762g/6.09 lbs
Spring Solo Air
Adjust Air Pressure Via Single Schrader Valve
Damping Motion Contol
Adjust External rebound, External floodgate, External Compression and Internal High speed Shim stack
Lowers Magnesium, Disc and 20mm Only
Crown Forged 6061 T-6 Aluminum, Direct Mount Stem Compatible
Steerer Tube Butted Aluminum
Upper Tube 32mm 7000 series Aluminum, Low Friction Anodized
Colors Athena White
Options N/A

Visit SRAM's other brand web sites!
www.sram.com
www.rockshox.com
www.blackboxracing.com
www.avidbike.com
www.truvativ.com


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