MiddleChild V2 Aluminum

 

Estimated Delivery – April 30th, 2021 – NEW – Frames are delayed to Mid-June. Complete bikes are delayed to July 2021 (See latest update above)

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 AL frame screams “skip work and let’s party!”

  • double-butted, heat-treated 6000 series aluminum tubing
  • 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 Maxxis Minion DHF & DHR II 2.8 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.

27.5+ GX Build

  • Frame: 27.5+/29 Aluminum 6061
  • Fork: DVO Diamond D3 27.5+/29 140mm 44mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek ZS44/28.6 Top & EC44/40 Bottom
  • Handle Bar: Race Face 35mm Chester 780mm
  • Stem: FSA Comet 35 50mm
  • Grips: Ergon GE10 Black
  • Front Wheel: Sun Ringle Duroc 27.5x40mm Front 15x110mm Boost
  • Rear Wheel: Sun Ringle Duroc 27.5x40mm Rear 12x148mm Boost
  • Crank: SRAM GX Eagle 175mm DM
  • Chain Ring: SRAM GX 30T Ring
  • BB: SRAM DUB 73mm BSA
  • Chain: SRAM Eagle 12spd
  • Cassette: SRAM Eagle PG-1210 11-50T 12spd
  • Rear Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle Trigger 12spd
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle Long Cage 12spd
  • Brakes: SRAM Level T
  • Rotors: SRAM Centerline 180mm Rounded
  • Saddle: Cionlli 142mm
  • Seat Post: 30.9mm Race Face Ride / KS LEV Dropper (S 125mm, M 150mm, L 175mm & XL 200mm) with SouthPaw Lever
  • Rear Axle: SRAM 182mm Rear Maxle Ultimate 12x148mm
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF & DHR II 27.5×2.8 3C EXO TR

Frame Weight (M): 5 Lbs 8 oz
Frame Weight (L): 5 Lbs 11 oz

Complete Weight (M): 31 Lbs 2 oz (With Dropper and Tubeless)

Sizes: Sm, Med, Lrg & XL

Finish: Raw with a Clear Coat or Dark Grey

Pricing: (NEW)
Complete : $2499.00 CAD / $1999.00 USD + shipping
Complete w/Dropper : $2799.00 CAD / $2249.00 USD + shipping
Frame Only: $704.00 CAD / $604.00 USD + Shipping

Included with the Frame Only option:
Rear 12x148mm Sliding Drop-out Inserts
SRAM 182mm Rear Maxle Ultimate 12x148mm
Seat Post Clamp

 

Prices and Specs are subject to change without notice.

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 on the build and/or frame material at RSD’s sole discretion. All prices listed are Minimum Suggested Retail.

29in GX Build

  • Frame: 27.5+/29 Aluminum 6061
  • Fork: DVO Diamond D3 27.5+/29 140mm 44mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek ZS44/28.6 Top & EC44/40 Bottom
  • Handle Bar: Race Face 35mm Chester 780mm
  • Stem: FSA Comet 35 50mm
  • Grips: Ergon GE10 Black
  • Front Wheel: Sun Ringle Duroc 29x35mm Front 15x110mm Boost
  • Rear Wheel: Sun Ringle Duroc 29x35mm Rear 12x148mm Boost
  • Crank: SRAM GX Eagle 175mm DM
  • Chain Ring: SRAM GX 30T Ring
  • BB: SRAM DUB 73mm BSA
  • Chain: SRAM Eagle 12spd
  • Cassette: SRAM Eagle PG-1210 11-50T 12spd
  • Rear Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle Trigger 12spd
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle Long Cage 12spd
  • Brakes: SRAM Level T
  • Rotors: SRAM Centerline 180mm Rounded
  • Saddle: Cionlli 142mm
  • Seat Post: 30.9mm Race Face Ride / KS LEV Dropper (S 125mm, M 150mm, L 175mm & XL 200mm) with SouthPaw Lever
  • Rear Axle: SRAM 182mm 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 (M): 5 Lbs 8 oz
Frame Weight (L): 5 Lbs 11 oz

Complete Weight (M): 31 Lbs (With Dropper and Tubeless)

Sizes: Sm, Med, Lrg & XL

Finish: Raw with a Clear Coat or Dark Grey

Pricing: (NEW)
Complete : $2499.00 CAD / $1999.00 USD + shipping
Complete w/Dropper : $2799.00 CAD / $2249.00 USD + shipping
Frame Only: $704.00 CAD / $604.00 USD + Shipping

Included with the Frame Only option:
Rear 12x148mm Sliding Drop-out Inserts
SRAM 182mm Rear Maxle Ultimate 12x148mm
Seat Post Clamp

 

Prices and Specs are subject to change without notice.

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 on the build and/or frame material at RSD’s sole discretion. All prices listed are Minimum Suggested Retail.

Frame Specs & Geometry

  • Handmade Frame:  27.5+/29 Aluminum 6061 Double Butted and Heat Treated
  • CNC Machined Drop-Out: 7000 Series Aluminum
  • 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
  • Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Fork Length: 551mm (140mm)
  • Rear Spacing: 148mm
  • Seat Post Clamp: 34.9mm
  • Seat Post: 30.9mm
  • Max Tire Size: 27.5×2.8in or 29×2.6in (Both on 50mm Rims)
  • Max Fork Length: 560mm Axle to Crown (150mm Travel)
  • Max Dropper Post Insertion Length: All Sizes – 300mm +
  • Torques Specs for 4 x M8 Drop-Out Bolts: 17N/m to 20N/m
Size Chart
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Diagram

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 390 410 440 470
Chainstay F 415-430 415-430 415-430 415-430
BB Height G 320 320 320 320
Standover Height H 685 696 698 710
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 551 (140 Travel) 551 (140 Travel) 551 (140 Travel) 551 (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 541 (130 Travel)
BB Height G 315
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HT Angle A 64.1°
Fork Length (mm) M 561 (150 Travel)
BB Height G 325
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Fork length (mm) M 551 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5×2.6
BB Height G 315
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Fork Length (mm) M 551 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5×2.4
BB Height G 310
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Fork Length (mm) M 551 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 26×2.8
BB Height G 308
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Fork Length (mm) M 551 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 29×2.4
BB Height G 330
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Fork Length (mm) M 551 (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 15.55 16.14 17.71 18.50
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 26.97 27.36 27.48 27.95
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 551 (140 Travel) 551 (140 Travel) 551 (140 Travel) 551 (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 541 (130 Travel)
BB Height G 12.40
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HT Angle A 64.1°
Fork Length (mm) M 561 (150 Travel)
BB Height G 12.80
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Fork Length (mm) M 551 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5×2.6
BB Height G 12.40
*
Fork Length (mm) M 551 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5×2.4
BB Height G 12.20
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Fork Length (mm) M 551 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 26×2.8
BB Height G 12.13
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Fork Length (mm) M 551 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 29×2.4
BB Height G 12.99
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Fork Length (mm) M 551 (140 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 29×2.6
BB Height G 13.19

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Is it possible to speak to a human?

  • Call us at 416-773-0030
  • Email us at info@rsdbikes.com
  • Chat with us: via the Drift Chat Line on the site

How much assembly is required?

As stated in the Shop page under each product, there is around 50% assembly required. Each bike takes approximately 30min to 1 hour for an experienced mechanic. Assembly should not be attempted if you’ve never done it before. A bike that is not properly assembled could result in potential serious injuries. Take it to a shop near you. https://rsdbikes.com/assembly-requirements/

Do Bikes, Frames or Forks really cost $100, $250 or $500?

No, the $100, $250 or $500 is a required deposit in order to secure a specific size, colour or build that is currently not in stock. The balance will be due prior to shipping. These amounts are labelled as Deposit or Pre-Order Deposit

When do I pay the balance after i placed a pre-order?

Once the pre-order is placed and the deposit paid, there are no further actions needed from you. We will contact you 2-3 weeks prior to the scheduled delivery to confirm your shipping information as well as the details of your order. Once all is confirmed, we will send you an invoice for the balance. We DO NOT automatically charge the original card used for the deposit. The balance can be settled with the same or any other cards.

After I placed a pre-order, can I pay down the balance before the bike/frame arrives?

yes, we accept partial payments to increase the amount of your deposit. The full balance has to be paid prior to shipping. should you wish to make additional partial deposits, please email us. info@rsdbikes.com and reference your order #

Can your frames accept tapered forks?

Yes, all of our frames use 44mm Straight Head Tubes. That means that you can use any and all steer tubes styles and sizes. When the Headset is provided with the frame, it is for tapered steer tube forks.

What headset do i need?

We use ZS44/28.6 Top (Zero Stack) and EC44/40 Bottom (External Cup). We also only use tapered steerer tube forks.

Do you have a size chart?

Yes, in 2 different places. One is located mid page on the Specs & Geometry Tab as a pull down menu. Just extend the (+) to see the Chart. The other is located at the bottom of the Geometry chart which is also mid page and locate the pull down menu (+) for the Geometry chart and choose your preferred standard: Imperial or Metric.

What’s the biggest Tire/Rim combo I can use on:

Some tire/rim combo may differ from brand to brand and from year to year, so please use your discretion. These are only guidelines.

  • Mayor V3 / V4 / V5 – 26×5.05/100mm. 27.5×4.0/50mm, 29×3.0/50mm
  • MiddleChild V1 / V2 – 27.5×2.8/50mm, 29×2.6/50mm
  • Sergeant Ti – 27.5×3.5/50mm, 29×3.0/50mm
  • Sergeant AL V2 – 27.5×3.8/50mm, 29×2.4/35mm
  • Sergeant AL V3 – 27.5×4.0/50mm, 29×3.0/50mm
  • Big Chief – 29×2.8/50mm, 27.5×2.8/50mm
  • Catalyst – 700c 2.25/30mm or 27.5×2.6/40mm
  • Sheriff – 26×5.05/100mm, 27.5×4.0/50mm, 29×3.0/50mm

What’s the longest fork I can use on:

  • Mayor V3 – 120mm
  • Mayor V4 – 120mm
  • MiddleChild – 150mm
  • Wildcat – 150mm
  • Sergeant Ti – 150mm
  • Sergeant AL V2 – 150mm
  • Sergeant AL V3 – 150mm
  • Big Chief – 140mm
  • Catalyst – 100mm
  • Sheriff – 120mm

Does the Frame Only option also include the fork?

No, it doesn’t. the Frame Only option is for the frame only

Can I use a 142mm wheel inside a Boost 148mm Frames?

No, you can’t. You will void your warranty. No one makes sliders thick enough to accommodate the extra spacing. That being said, a lot of hub manufacturer offer a conversion kit. Check with them.

Can I customize my build?

Yes and No. We might have some parts in stock. Depends on availability. We only have access to other parts from the manufacturers we currently work with, It also all depends in their available stock. If it’s a brand we never worked with, then sorry, we can’t.

Do you offer custom geometry?

No, we don’t. We designed each of our bikes from the ground up to be produced in large quantities, so we cannot accommodate single designs.

What is your warranty?

The short answer is that we offer a Lifetime warranty for manufacturer’s defects on all of our frames to the original owners only. Make sure to register your frame here. See the full Warranty details here

Is my warranty void if I drill my own Internal Dropper hole?

Yes, it will be voided. Each of our frames are tested as sold. If the frame is altered in anyway, it could compromise the strength of the frame and therefore void the warranty. See the full Warranty details here

Can I convert my bike to an e-bike?

Conversion to e-bike, regardless of the system, will void your warranty.

Do you ship to Canada or the U.S.?

Yes, we are located in Toronto, ON. CANADA and that’s where everything ships from. See shipping conditions on the Shop page. If you are located outside Canada’s 10 Provinces or the U.S. Lower 48 States, email us for a quote: info@rsdbikes.com

Do you ship Worldwide?

Yes, we can BUT it can be very expensive to ship from Canada. That being said, we just recently negotiated better shipping rates to Western Europe. It will be a soft launch for now. If all goes well, we can negotiate better rates for everywhere else. Email us for a quote: info@rsdbikes.com

Do you have a Distributor in my country?

Only in Japan for now Yuris LLC. We welcome any other Distributor inquiries. Email us for a shipping quote: info@rsdbikes.com

If i pick up my bike locally, can it be assembled?

Absolutely. We can assemble your bike for $250.00 CAD. It generally takes 24 hours

Can i pick-up if i am local? And Is there a discount?

Yes, you can pick up your new bike or frame from our office. We will deduct the shipping cost, if it’s already included, from the total price.

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