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RS-291 Chromoly

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

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.

29in Build

  • Frame: 29in Cr-Mo 4130 Double Butted and Heat Treated

  • Fork: 29in 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): 7 Lbs 10 oz
(L): 7 Lbs 14 oz


Complete Bike Weight 
(M): 31 Lbs 12 oz with Dropper and set-up Tubeless
(M): 31 Lbs 2 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.

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