Wildcat V3 Aluminum

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

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WILDCAT V3 Aluminum

 

Estimated delivery: May 2022

Wildcat. It’s the name of our street (for real), and we always wanted to name a bike for it, but it never made sense until this 27.5+/29 beast was born. Like its namesake, the Wildcat is most comfortable scrambling up and down janky terrain deep in the woods, and it’s got big paws that deliver impossible grip.

That’s the poetry. For the math and science, we went back to school on this one and made some adjustments that turned this bike into the sure-footed cat that it is. The Wildcat will now mate with 125mm of rear travel and still 140mm up front. Small but significant changes add up to better balance all around, in all situations, by tweaking generous reach numbers and geometry figures, namely 65* head tube and 76* seat tube angles.

A small change in leverage ratio, to give it a more planted feel in and out of the saddle. Two years of refining and testing gave us the feedback we needed to make it a better climber and more nimble descender, in both 27.5+ and 29 configurations.

V3 changes from the V2 include metric shock sizing 210×52.5 which increases the travel from 120mm to 125mm, a shorter and straighter seat tube on all sizes to allow longer dropper posts and internal routed cables in the front triangle.

You’ve got lives to spare aboard this rig, so get Wild 🐾

27.5+ Deore Build

  • Frame: 27.5+/29 Aluminum 7000 Series
  • Fork: DVO Diamond D2 27.5+/29 140mm 51mm
  • Shock: DVO Topaz T2 210×52.5 (RC 425 – 125mm, RC 440 – 128mm)
  • 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 27.5x40mm Front 15x110mm Boost
  • Rear Wheel: Sun Ringle Duroc 27.5x40mm Rear 12x148mm Boost
  • Crank: Race Face Turbine Cinch 175mm DM
  • Chain Ring: Race Face 30T Ring NW
  • BB: Race Face 73mm BSA
  • Chain: Shimano 12spd
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore 10-51T 12spd
  • Rear Shifter: Shimano Deore Trigger 12spd
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore Long Cage 12spd
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX 4 Pistons M7120
  • Rotors: Shimano SLX 200mm Front & 180mm Rear
  • Saddle: Cionlli 142mm
  • Seat Post: Race Face Turbine / 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 27.5 x 2.8 3C MaxxTerra/EXO/TR
  • (Minimum Sliding Drop-Out Position – 425mm)

Frame Weight (M): 7 Lbs 10 oz
Frame Weight (L): 7 Lbs 14 oz
Complete Weight (M):  32 Lbs 10 oz (Tubeless with Dropper)

Sizes: Sm, Med, Lrg & XL

Finish: Obsidian, Gypsum or Green Onyx

Pricing:
Complete : $4499.00 CAD / $3749.00 USD + Shipping
Complete w/Dropper : $4799.00 CAD / $3999.00 USD + Shipping
Frame Only: $2099.00 CAD / $1799.00 USD + Shipping

Included with the Frame Only option:
DVO Topaz T2 Rear Shock

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 Deore Build

  • Frame: 27.5+/29 Aluminum 7000 Series
  • Fork: DVO Diamond D2 27.5+/29 140mm 51mm
  • Shock: DVO Topaz T2 210×52.5 (RC 425 – 125mm, RC 440 – 128mm)
  • 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: Race Face Turbine Cinch 175mm DM
  • Chain Ring: Race Face 30T Ring NW
  • BB: Race Face 73mm BSA
  • Chain: Shimano 12spd
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore 10-51T 12spd
  • Rear Shifter: Shimano Deore Trigger 12spd
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore Long Cage 12spd
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX 4 Pistons M7120
  • Rotors: Shimano SLX 200mm Front & 180mm Rear
  • Saddle: Cionlli 142mm
  • Seat Post: Race Face Turbine / 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
  • (Minimum Sliding Drop-Out Position – 435mm)

Frame Weight (M): 7 Lbs 10 oz
Frame Weight (L): 7 Lbs 14 oz
Complete Weight (M):  32 Lbs 10 oz (Tubeless with Dropper)

Sizes: Sm, Med, Lrg & XL

Finish: Obsidian, Gypsum or Green Onyx

Pricing:
Complete : $4499.00 CAD / $3749.00 USD + Shipping
Complete w/Dropper : $4799.00 CAD / $3999.00 USD + Shipping
Frame Only: $2099.00 CAD / $1799.00 USD + Shipping

Included with the Frame Only option:
DVO Topaz T2 Rear Shock

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 7005 Aluminum 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 Rocker: 7000 Series Aluminum
  • CNC Machined Shock Mount: 7000 Series Aluminum
  • CNC Machined Custom Yoke: 7000 Series Aluminum
  • Pivots: Bearings
  • ISCG 05
  • Hardware: Stainless Steel.
  • Fork Length: 551mm (140mm)
  • Rear Shock: 210×52.5mm (RC 425 – 125mm, RC 440 – 128mm)
  • Rear Spacing: 148mm
  • Seat Post Clamp: 34.9mm
  • Seat Post: 30.9mm
  • Max Tire Size: 27.5x3in and 29×2.5
  • Max Fork Length: 570mm Axle to Crown (160mm Travel)
  • Max Dropper Post Insertion Length: Small 230mm, Medium 260mm, Large 280mm, XL 300mm
  • Torques Specs for 4 x M8 Drop-Out Bolts: 17N/m to 20N/m

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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.

What other shock will fit the Wildcat V2?

  • Rockshox Monarch RT, RL & RT3 in 200×51
  • Fox Float DPS, DPX2 & X2 in 7.875×2
  • Cane Creek DBair CS & IL in 200×50
  • Manitou McLoad in 200×50
  • DVO Topaz T3Air in 200×51
  • X-Fusion o2 Pro R, RL, RLR & RCX in 200×51
  • SR Suntour Edge R, RC, RLR, RLR8, LOR & LOR8 in 200×51 and Raidon R & LO in 200×51

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

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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