Race Tech: Olympic Summer Games

RockShox supplies athletes with custom SID World Cup

The Olympic mountain bike cross-country event is still a ways off but viewers should keep a close eye out for RockShox-sponsored riders tearing around the revised course on a specially finished SID World Cup. 


According to SRAM MTB PR manager Eric Schutt, the Beijing-edition SID features no actual performance upgrades but the Chinese dragon festooned on the driveside leg should at least make so-equipped riders feel a little faster.  Other details include ‘SID Beijing’ badging on the arch and a bit of traditional graphic work on the side which will presumably straddle each rider’s respective national flag. 


Unlike production models, these special graphics are fully covered in thick clearcoat and, at least for now, the only way to get them is to have qualified for the Olympics.