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RS-291 V2 Chromoly

(These photos have been digitally altered temporarily to give us more time to do a proper photo shoot - 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 a new 325mm BBH (V.2), 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.

V2 Changes:

Brand New Tubing (Same as the MiddleChild Steel) - The result is a 150g weight saving and a more compliant frame

BBH has been raised by 8mm - It allows to run either a 140mm fork with 2.6 tires or 27.5x3.0 with a 160mm fork

Internal cable routing inside the downtube has been removed and is now external routing. 

New Head Tube sizes across all 4 sizes

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.

Deore/RSL-SEL Build

  • Frame: 27.5+/29 Cr-Mo 4130 Double Butted and Heat Treated

  • Fork: 29in Rockshox Lyrik Select Black 150mm 44mm

  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series ZS44/28.6 Top & EC44/40 Bottom

  • Handle Bar: Race Face 35mm Turbine R 20mm 780mm

  • Stem: FSA Comet 35 50mm

  • Grips: Lizard Skin Northshore

  • Crank: Race Face Turbine 73mm 175mm

  • Chain Ring: Race Face 30T Ring NW

  • BB: Race Face 73mm BSA

  • Chain: Shimano Deore M6100 126L 12spd

  • Cassette: Shimano Deore M6100 10-51T 12spd

  • Rear Shifter: Shimano Deore Trigger M6100 12spd

  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore Trigger M6100 Long Cage 12spd

  • Brakes: Shimano SLX M7120 4 Pistons

  • Rotors: Shimano RT66M 180mm

  • Saddle: Cionlli 142mm

  • Seat Post: 31.6mm Race Face Ride or KS LEV Dropper (S 125mm, M 150mm, L 175mm & XL 200mm) with SouthPaw Lever

  • Rear Axle: SRAM 180mm Rear Maxle Ultimate 12x148mm


Wheels & Tires:

  • 29 Front & Rear Wheel: Sun Ringle Duroc 29x35mm 15x110mm & 12x148mm Boost

  • 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 – 425mm)


Frame Weight with Sliding Inserts and Hardware
(M): 6 Lbs 10 oz
(L): 6 Lbs 14 oz


Complete Bike Weight 
(M): 31 Lbs 1 oz with Dropper and set-up Tubeless
(M): 30 Lbs 7 oz with Ride Seat Post and set-up Tubeless


Sizes: Sm, Med, Lrg, Xlrg


Colours: Pink Panther, Ron Burgundy or Stinger


Pricing: (NEW)
$3649.00 CAD / $3199.00 USD + Shipping
Complete w/Dropper: $3949.00 CAD / $3449.00 USD + Shipping
Frame Only: $999.00 CAD / $899.00 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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