MIDDLECHILD Titanium

(2020 Build not as shown. this is a 2019 build)

There’s one in every family. That one that feels excluded from the bunch. If you’re down with that attitude because you like to go your own way, then we’d like to introduce you to the rowdiest member of the RSD family – the MiddleChild.

Some of our bikes are great at getting the job done – real authorities. The 29/27.5+ MiddleChild gets it done, but the only thing on the agenda is playtime. Every detail on this premium-quality handmade steel frame screams “skip work and let’s party!”

  • Titanium 3AL 2.5V Butted and Heat Treated
  • full CNC-machined custom yoke that’ll take 2.8″ tires (or up to 2.6″ x 29)
  • 64.5 degree head tube and 74 degree seat tube angles paired with 140mm fork –  that aggressive geometry for both climbing and sending choice descent lines
  • boost spacing and short chainstays (adjustable from 415mm – 430mm) for super stability and loads of confidence in the rough stuff
  • Choose from either Duroc 40 27.5+ wheels with Nobby Nic 27.5×2.8 Addix SpeedGrip tires or Duroc 35 29in wheels with Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 Front and Aggressor 2.5 Rear

The MiddleChild is a purely new-school ‘Enduro’ hardtail…

…that will never get left behind.

  • Frame: 27.5+/29 Titanium Butted and Heat Treated
  • Fork: Rockshox Pike Select RC 27.5+/29 140mm 51mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek ZS-44
  • Handle Bar: Race Face 35mm Turbine R 780mm
  • Stem: Race Face 35mm Turbine R 50mm
  • Grips: Lizard Skin Northshore
  • Front Wheel: Sun Ringle Duroc 27.5x40mm Front 15x110mm Boost
  • Rear Wheel: Sun Ringle Duroc 27.5x40mm Rear 12x148mm Boost
  • Crank: Race Face Turbine Cinch 175mm DM
  • Chain Ring: Race Face 30T Ring NW
  • BB: Race Face 73mm BSA
  • Chain: KMC 12spd
  • Cassette: SHIMANO SLX 10-51T 12spd
  • Rear Shifter: SHIMANO SLX Trigger 12spd
  • Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO SLX Long Cage 12spd
  • Brakes: SHIMANO SLX 4 Pistons M7120
  • Rotors: SHIMANO SLX 180mm
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp 142mm
  • Seat Post: Race Face Turbine / KS LEV Dropper (S 125mm, M & L 150mm, XL 175mm) with SouthPaw Lever
  • Rear Axle: SRAM 180mm Rear Maxle Ultimate 12x148mm
  • Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5 x 2.8 Addix Evolution Speedgrip

Frame Weight with Sliding Inserts and Hardware
(M): 5 Lbs
(L): 5 Lbs 3 oz

Complete Bike Weight 
(M): 28 Lbs 8 oz with Dropper and Tubes. Tubeless 27 lbs 12 oz
(M): 27 Lbs 12 oz with Turbine Seat Post and Tubes. Tubeless 27 lbs

Sizes: Sm, Med, Lrg & Xlrg

Finish: Scotch Brite Raw Titanium

Pricing:
Complete: $4649.00 CAD / $3699.00 USD
Complete w/Dropper : $4999.00 CAD / $3999.00 USD
Frame Only: $2499.00 CAD / $2199.00 USD + Shipping

Included with the Frame Only option:
Cane Creek ZS-44 Headset for tapered steerer tube
Rear 12x148mm Sliding Drop-out Inserts
SRAM Rear Maxle Lite 12x148mm
Seat Post Clamp

All prices listed are Minimum Suggested Retail

(Note: We are unable to accommodate any single component substitution from one build to another, BUT we can accommodate the substitution of an entire build. Pricing will be dependent of the build and/or frame material at RSD’s sole discretion)
  • Frame: 27.5+/29 Titanium Butted and Heat Treated
  • Fork: Rockshox Pike Select RC 27.5+/29 140mm 51mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek ZS-44
  • Handle Bar: Race Face 35mm Turbine R 780mm
  • Stem: Race Face 35mm Turbine R 50mm
  • Grips: Lizard Skin Northshore
  • Front Wheel: Sun Ringle Duroc 29x35mm Front 15x110mm Boost
  • Rear Wheel: Sun Ringle Duroc 29x35mm Rear 12x148mm Boost
  • Crank: Race Face Turbine Cinch 175mm DM
  • Chain Ring: Race Face 30T Ring NW
  • BB: Race Face 73mm BSA
  • Chain: KMC 12spd
  • Cassette: SHIMANO SLX 10-51T 12spd
  • Rear Shifter: SHIMANO SLX Trigger 12spd
  • Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO SLX Long Cage 12spd
  • Brakes: SHIMANO SLX 4 Pistons M7120
  • Rotors: SHIMANO SLX 180mm
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp 142mm
  • Seat Post: Race Face Turbine / KS LEV Dropper (S 125mm, M & L 150mm, XL 175mm) with SouthPaw Lever
  • Rear Axle: SRAM 180mm Rear Maxle Ultimate 12x148mm
  • Tires: MAXXIS Minion DHF 29×2.5WT 3C/Max Terra/EXO Front and Aggressor 29×2.5WT 3C/Max Terra/EXO Rear

Frame Weight with Sliding Inserts and Hardware
(M): 5 Lbs
(L): 5 Lbs 3 oz

Complete Bike Weight 
(M): 28 Lbs 8 oz with Dropper and Tubes. Tubeless 27 lbs 12 oz
(M): 27 Lbs 12 oz with Turbine Seat Post and Tubes. Tubeless 27 lbs

Sizes: Sm, Med, Lrg & Xlrg

Finish: Scotch Brite Raw Titanium

Pricing:
Complete: $4649.00 CAD / $3699.00 USD
Complete w/Dropper : $4999.00 CAD / $3999.00 USD
Frame Only: $2499.00 CAD / $2199.00 USD + Shipping

Included with the Frame Only option:
Cane Creek ZS-44 Headset for tapered steerer tube
Rear 12x148mm Sliding Drop-out Inserts
SRAM Rear Maxle Lite 12x148mm
Seat Post Clamp

All prices listed are Minimum Suggested Retail

(Note: We are unable to accommodate any single component substitution from one build to another, BUT we can accommodate the substitution of an entire build. Pricing will be dependent of the build and/or frame material at RSD’s sole discretion)

Frame Specs

  • Handmade Frame: 27.5+/29 Titanium 3AL 2.5V Butted and Heat Treated
  • CNC Machined Custom Yoke: Titanium 3AL 2.5V
  • CNC Machined Drop-Out: Titanium 6AL 4V
  • CNC Machined Head Tube:  44mm
  • CNC Machined Bottom Bracket Shell: 73mm BSA
  • CNC Machined Sliding Inserts: 7000 Series Aluminum – 12mm Maxle and IS Disc Mount
  • Dropper Post Routing: Internal
  • Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Fork Length: 551mm (140mm)
  • Rear Spacing: 148mm
  • Seat Post Clamp: 34.9mm
  • Seat Post: 31.6mm
  • Max Tire Size: 27.5×2.8in or 29×2.6in – Optimized for 2.8in tires, some 3.0 tire/rim combinations may have enough clearance. Rider discretion is advised
  • Max Fork Length: 560mm Axle to Crown (150mm Travel)
  • Max Dropper Post Insertion Length: Small 220mm, Medium 260mm, Large 280mm, XL 300mm
  • Torques Specs for 4 Drop-Out Bolts: 17N/m to 20N/m
Size Chart
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Diagram
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Geometry — Metric

27.5+ Spec Small Medium Large XL
HT Angle A 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
ST Angle B 74° 74° 74° 74°
Actual TT C 550 586 604 631
Effective TT D 586 625 642 669
Seat Tube E 410 450 470 490
Chainstay F 415-430 415-430 415-430 415-430
BB Height G 320 320 320 320
Standover Height H 695 710 714 717
BB Drop (mm) I -40 -40 -40 -40
Stack J 610 619 619 629
Reach K 411 448 465 489
Head Tube (mm) L 100 110 110 120
Fork Length (mm) M 550 (140 Travel) 550 (140 Travel) 550 (140 Travel) 550 (140 Travel)
Fork Offset (mm) N 51 51 51 51
Tire Size (in) O 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8
Wheelbase (mm) P 1169 1186 1203 1231
Rider (cm) 155 – 170 170 – 178 178 – 185 185 – 195
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HT Angle A 64.9°
Fork Length (mm) M 540 (130 Travel)
BB Height G 315
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HT Angle A 64.1°
Fork Length (mm) M 560 (150 Travel)
BB Height G 325
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Fork length (mm) M 550 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5×2.6
BB Height G 315
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Fork Length (mm) M 550 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5×2.4
BB Height G 310
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Fork Length (mm) M 550 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 26×2.8
BB Height G 308
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Fork Length (mm) M 550 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 29×2.4
BB Height G 330
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Fork Length (mm) M 550 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 29×2.6
BB Height G 335

Geometry — Imperial

27.5+ Spec Small Medium Large XL
HT Angle A 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
ST Angle B 74° 74° 74° 74°
Actual TT C 21.65 23.07 23.78 24.84
Effective TT D 23.07 24.61 25.28 26.34
Seat Tube E 16.14 17.71 18.50 19.29
Chainstay F 16.30-16.90 16.30-16.90 16.30-16.90 16.30-16.90
BB Height G 12.60 12.60 12.60 12.60
Standover Height H 27.36 27.95 28.11 28.23
BB Drop (mm) I -40 -40 -40 -40
Stack J 24.02 24.37 24.37 24.76
Reach K 16.18 17.64 18.31 19.25
Head Tube (mm) L 100 110 110 120
Fork Length (mm) M 550 (140 Travel) 550 (140 Travel) 550 (140 Travel) 550 (140 Travel)
Fork Offset (mm) N 51 51 51 51
Tire Size (in) O 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8
Wheelbase (in) P 46.02 46.69 47.36 48.46
Rider (ft/in) 5’2 – 5’7 5’7 – 5’10 5’10 – 6’1 6’1 – 6’5
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HT Angle A 64.9°
Fork Length (mm) M 540 (130 Travel)
BB Height G 12.40
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HT Angle A 64.1°
Fork Length (mm) M 560 (150 Travel)
BB Height G 12.80
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Fork Length (mm) M 550 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5×2.6
BB Height G 12.40
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Fork Length (mm) M 550 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5×2.4
BB Height G 12.20
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Fork Length (mm) M 550 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 26×2.8
BB Height G 12.13
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Fork Length (mm) M 550 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 29×2.4
BB Height G 12.99
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Fork Length (mm) M 550 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 29×2.6
BB Height G 13.19

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