RS-291

 

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.

 

Estimated Delivery – May 31st, 2021 – NEW – Frames are on time. Complete bikes are delayed to July 2021 (See latest update above)
Build kit shown not exactly as sold – See Build kit below for accuracy.
Special Edition prototype rust graphics will not be produced. 
Dark Grey images available at a later date.

29in Build

  • Frame: 27.5+/29 Cr-Mo 4130 Double Butted and Heat Treated
  • Fork: DVO Diamond D2 150mm 51mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek ZS-44
  • 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 279x35mm 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: Light Grey, Dark Grey, Special Edition

Light Grey & Dark Grey (NEW)
Complete : 
$3199.00 CAD / $2649.00 USD + shipping
Complete w/Dropper : $3499.00 CAD / $2899.00 USD + shipping
Frame Only: $904.00 CAD / $804.00 USD + Shipping

Navy/Red (Not exactly as shown – There will be no rust decals – NEW Pricing)
Complete : 
$3249.00 CAD / $2699.00 USD + shipping
Complete w/Dropper : $3549.00 CAD / $2949.00 USD + shipping
Frame Only: $954.00 CAD / $864.00 USD + Shipping

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 Drop-Out Bolts: 17N/m to 20N/m
Size Chart


Diagram


Geometry — Metric

29 RS291 STATIC Small Medium Large XL
HT Angle A 63.5° 63.5° 63.5° 63.5°
ST Angle B 75.3° 75.3° 75.3° 75.3°
Actual TT C 575 609 628 651
Effective TT D 585 625 650 675
Seat Tube E 390 410 440 470
Chainstay F 420-435 420-435 420-435 420-435
BB Height G 317 317 317 317
Standover Height H 674 680 686 696
BB Drop (mm) I -55 -55 -55 -55
Stack J 631 638 646 656
Reach K 416 454 477 499
Head Tube (mm) L 90 100 110 120
Fork length (mm) M 561 (150 Travel) 561 (150 Travel) 561 (150 Travel) 561 (150 Travel)
Fork Offset (mm) N 51 51 51 51
Tire Size (in) O 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50
Wheelbase 1183 1225 1252 1279
Rider 155-170 170-180 178-188 185-193
Fork length (mm) M 571 (160 Travel) 571 (160 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5 x 2.8 29 x 2.5
BB Height G 310 320

Geometry — Imperial

29 RS291 STATIC Small Medium Large XL
HT Angle A 63.5° 63.5° 63.5° 63.5°
ST Angle B 75.3° 75.3° 75.3° 75.3°
Actual TT C 22.64 23.98 24.72 25.63
Effective TT D 23.03 24.61 25.59 26.57
Seat Tube E 15.35 16.14 17.32 18.50
Chainstay F 16.54-17.13 16.54-17.13 16.54-17.13 16.54-17.13
BB Height G 12.48 12.48 12.48 12.48
Standover Height H 26.54 26.77 27.01 27.40
BB Drop (mm) I -55 -55 -55 -55
Stack J 24.84 25.12 25.43 25.83
Reach K 16.38 17.87 18.78 19.65
Head Tube (mm) L 90 100 110 120
Fork length (mm) M 561 (150 Travel) 561 (150 Travel) 561 (150 Travel) 561 (150 Travel)
Fork Offset (mm) N 51 51 51 51
Tire Size (in) O 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50
Wheelbase 46.57 48.23 49.29 50.35
Rider 5’2-5’7 5’7-5’11 5’10-6’2 6’1-6’4
Fork length (mm) M 571 (160 Travel) 571 (160 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5 x 2.8 29 x 2.5
BB Height G 12.20 12.60

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