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Important Update
ALL Black Gloss Ti MiddleChild complete bikes and frames are sold-out. Only Raw Ti frames are available.

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

When we make a new bike we love, we tend to ride it hard while the others gather dust. What happens next is that bike gets the titanium treatment, which began as a custom option for ourselves only, to drool over and take turns shredding. So a Ti version of the successful MiddleChild was inevitable, and a limited number will be produced and available in Spring ’19.

The same killer geometry and styling as the Cro-Mo frame will be reproduced in 3AL 2.5V titanium, handmade in Taiwan, and weighing in at 5 lbs (size M), it will shave almost 2lbs off the weight from the steel frame. These beauties will be hand-painted in Gloss Black with logos and marks lasered to reveal the luster of raw Ti beneath. To match this stunning look, we paired it with the similarly logoed RockShox Lyrik RC2 150mm fork in BoXXer Red. DT Swiss wheels and 27.5×2.6 Maxxis Minions round out the unique spec for the titanium MiddleChild.

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

…that will never get left behind.

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  • Build Kit
  • Specs & Geometry
  • Frame: 27.5+/29 Titanium Butted and Heat Treated
  • Fork: Lyrik RC2 Red 27.5+/29 Boost with 150mm Travel
  • Headset: Cane Creek ZS-44
  • Handle Bar: Race Face 35mm Turbine R 780mm
  • Stem: Race Face 35mm Turbine 50mm
  • Grips: Lizard Skin Northshore
  • Front Wheel: DT Swiss XM-1501 27.5x40mm Front 15x110mm Boost
  • Rear Wheel: DT Swiss XM-1501 27.5x40mm Rear 12x148mm Boost
  • Crank: Race Face 175mm Turbine Cinch Boost 143 DM
  • Chain Ring: Race Face 30T NW Ring
  • BB: Race Face 73mm BSA
  • Chain: KMC X11SL
  • Cassette: Shimano XT 11/46T 11spd
  • Rear Shifter: Shimano XT 11spd
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 11spd
  • Brakes: Shimano XT 4 Pistons
  • Rotors: Shimano SLX
  • Saddle: WTB Koda 142mm Comp
  • Seat Post: 31.6mm Race Face Turbine / KS Lev Integra Dropper
  • Rear Axle: SRAM Rear Maxle Ultimate 12x148mm
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.6 and DHR II 2.6 3C Maxx Terra EXO TR

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: Hand Painted Glossy Black with Laser Scotch Brite Raw Titanium Logos

Complete: $5249.00 CAD / $4299.00 USD
Complete w/Dropper : $5499.00 CAD / $4499.00 USD
Frame Only: $2499.00 CAD / $2199.00 USD

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

All prices listed are Minimum Suggested Retail

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: 560mm (150mm)
  • 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: 7N/M

Size Chart
Geometry — Metric
Geometry — Imperial

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