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