(Some components in these photos may differ from the spec sheets. Please refer to the spec sheets below for accuracy)

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RS-291 Titanium

 

Estimated Delivery: February 2023

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 320mm BBH, are matched with a 75.3-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.

29in Build

  • Frame: 29in Titanium Butted and Heat Treated
  • Fork: Rockshox 29in Lyrik Ultimate 150mm 44mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek ZS44/28.6 Top & EC44/40 Bottom
  • Handle Bar: Race Face 35mm Carbon Next R 780mm
  • Stem: Race Face Turbine R 35 50mm
  • Grips: Lizard Skin Northshore
  • Front Wheel: Race Face Turbine R 29x30mm Front 15x110mm Boost
  • Rear Wheel: Race Face Turbine R 29x30mm Rear 12x148mm Boost
  • Crank: Race Face Carbon Era 175mm DM
  • Chain Ring: Race Face 30T
  • BB: Race Face 73mm BSA
  • Chain: Shimano XT 12spd
  • Cassette: Shimano XT 10-51T 12spd
  • Rear Shifter: Shimano XT Trigger 12spd
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 12spd
  • Brakes: Shimano XT 4 Pistons
  • Rotors: Shimano XT 200mm Front & 180mm Rear
  • Saddle: WTB Volt 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 Tan Wall Front and Minion DHR 29×2.4WT 3C/Max Terra/EXO Tan Wall Rear

Frame Weight with Sliding Inserts and Hardware
(M): 4 Lbs 15 oz

(L): 5 Lbs 02 oz

Complete Bike Weight 
(M): 28 Lbs 1 oz with Dropper and set-up Tubeless
(M): 27 Lbs 7 oz with Turbine Seat Post and set-up Tubeless

Sizes: Sm, Med, Lrg & Xlrg

Finish: Brushed

Pricing:
Complete:
 $6699.00 CAD / $5249.00 USD + Shipping

Complete w/Dropper: $6999.00 CAD / $5499.00 USD + Shipping
Frame Only: $2999.00 CAD / $2599.00 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:
Cane Creek ZS44/EC44 Headset for tapered steerer tube
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.

  • Handmade Frame: 29in 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 Post 160 Disc Mount
  • Dropper Post Routing: Internal
  • Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Fork Length: 561mm (150mm)
  • Rear Spacing: 148mm
  • Seat Post Clamp: 34.9mm
  • Seat Post: 31.6mm
  • Max Tire Size: 29×2.6in
  • Max Fork Length: 571mm Axle to Crown (160mm Travel)
  • Max Dropper Post Insertion Length: Small 260mm, Medium 280mm, Large 300mm, XL 320mm
  • Torques Specs for 4 Drop-Out Bolts: 17N/m to 20N/m

Diagram

diagram

Size Chart

size chart

Geometry

 

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 320 320 320 320
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 44 44 44 44
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)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5 x 2.8
BB Height G 310
Mullet
Fork length (mm) M 561 (150 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5x2.6 R / 29x2.5 F
HT Angle A 63.1°
ST Angle B 74.9°
BB Height G 315

 

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 12.60 12.60 12.60 12.60
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 44 44 44 44
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 6'1-6'5
Fork length (mm) M 571 (160 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5 x 2.8
BB Height G 12.20
Mullet
Fork length (mm) M 561 (150 Travel)
Tire Size (in) O 27.5x2.6 R / 29x2.5 F
HT Angle A 63.1°
ST Angle B 74.9°
BB Height G 12.4

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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 Philippines for now bicicletaph.com – bikes@bicicletaph.com –  We welcome other Distributor inquiries. Email us for more info: 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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