The eternal debate in the mountain bike community about being “overbiked” versus “underbiked” – it’s legit and where you land usually depends on where you ride, and how hard you shred. For most riders, the bike they’re riding is enough – until it’s not. Consider this bike as trail insurance – to cover your ass when things get steep, gnarly and fast – and we mean all of the above.
On paper, that 63.5-degree head angle and 150mm-travel front end might appear to be overkill. But when the ride starts to push your limits, you’d rather focus on how to max out the fun factor than second-guess whether or not your bike is the right weapon for killing the game. That slack front end, and 317 mm BBH, are matched with a 75.4-degree seat tube angle, so you’re sat just right for all the climbing you’re gonna do to reach your bucket-list trails. And then it’s all downhill from there, as the saying goes – our first 29″-specific design feels so planted that your moves will feel more instinctual than intentional.
The RS-291 is our most aggressive hardtail yet, and if your rides are rarely chill and you’re always looking to push it a little further or faster, then you should think hard about joining this rogue squad, and grab yer helmet.
- Frame: 27.5+/29 Cr-Mo 4130 Double Butted and Heat Treated
- Fork: DVO Diamond D2 150mm 51mm
- Headset: Cane Creek ZS44/28.6 Top & EC44/40 Bottom
- Handle Bar: Race Face 35mm Turbine R 780mm
- Stem: FSA Comet 35 50mm
- Grips: Lizard Skin Northshore
- Front Wheel: Sun Ringle Duroc 29x35mm Front 15x110mm Boost
- Rear Wheel: Sun Ringle Duroc 29x35mm Rear 12x148mm Boost
- Crank: SRAM GX 175mm DM
- Chain Ring: SRAM GX 30T
- BB: SRAM DUB 73mm BSA
- Chain: SRAM 12spd
- Cassette: SRAM PG-1210 11-50T 12spd
- Rear Shifter: SRAM GX Trigger 12spd
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Long Cage 12spd
- Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC
- Rotors: SRAM 180mm Centerline
- Saddle: Cionlli 142mm
- Seat Post: 31.6mm Race Face Ride / KS LEV Dropper (S 125mm, M 150mm, L 175mm , XL 200mm) 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): 6 Lbs 10 oz
(L): 6 Lbs 14 oz
Complete Bike Weight
(M): 30 Lbs 1 oz with Dropper and set-up Tubeless
(M): 29 Lbs 7 oz with Turbine Seat Post and set-up Tubeless
Sizes: Sm, Med, Lrg & Xlrg
Finish: Gypsum (Light Grey), Obsidian (Black Semi-Gloss), Misconduct (Navy/Red)
Gypsum (Light Grey) & Obsidian (Black Semi-Gloss) (NEW)
Complete: $3549.00 CAD / $3049.00 USD + Shipping
Complete w/Dropper: $3849.00 CAD / $3299.00 USD + Shipping
Frame Only: $999.00 CAD / $899.00 USD + Shipping
Misconduct (Navy/Red) (NEW)
Complete: $3599.00 CAD / $3099.00 USD + Shipping
Complete w/Dropper: $3899.00 CAD / $3349.00 USD + Shipping
Frame Only: $1049.00 CAD / $949.00 USD + Shipping
In light of the ongoing raw material shortage, and increased costs of components and shipping, we can no longer hold our pricing static. The final sale prices for frames, complete bikes and shipping may be adjusted once we have confirmation that shipments are in transit from overseas.
Included with the Frame Only option:
Rear 12x148mm Sliding Drop-out Inserts
SRAM 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 Double Butted Chromoly 4130 Heat Treated
- CNC Machined Custom Yoke: Chromoly 4130
- CNC Machined Drop-Out: Chromoly 4130
- CNC Machined Head Tube: 44mm
- CNC Machined Bottom Bracket Shell: 73mm BSA
- CNC Machined Sliding Inserts: 7000 Series Aluminum – 12mm Maxle and Post Disc Mount 160mm
- Dropper Post Routing: Internal
- Cable Routing: External
- Hardware: Stainless Steel
- Fork Length: 561mm (150mm)
- Rear Spacing: 148mm
- Seat Post Clamp: 34.9mm
- Seat Post: 31.6mm
- Max Tire Size: 29×2.5in – Optimized for 2.5in tires, some 2.6 tire/rim combinations may have enough clearance. Rider discretion is advised
- Max Fork Length: 571mm Axle to Crown (160mm Travel) – 42-44mm Offset recommended
- Max Dropper Post Insertion Length: Straight Seat Tube – Unlimited for All Sizes
- Torques Specs for 4 x M6 Drop-Out Bolts: 17N/m to 20N/m
Is it possible to speak to a human?
- Call us at 416-773-0030
- Email us at email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a Distributor in my country?
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.