RSD MiddleChild 27.5+ enduro hardtail – video

Playful 64.5-degree headtube angle paired with 140mm fork

27.5 Enduro Sea Otter Classic

If the RSD MiddleChild could actually speak it would say, “Skip work, let’s party!” Designed to be a mix of old-school and fun enduro, the RSD MiddleChild is ready for roots, rocks, and general rowdiness. Available in a complete build or frame only, this RSD bike looks to be a trustworthy steel steed for everyday shredding.

RSD MiddleChild Frameset Details
  • Boost spacing
  • Room for 3.0″ tires on 50mm wide 27.5 rims or up to 29×2.6
  • CNC-machined custom yoke
  • 415mm – 430mm adjustable chainstays
  • 448mm reach size M, 465mm size L
  • 64.5-degree headtube angle paired with 140mm fork
  • 74-degree seat tube angle paired with 140mm fork
RSD Bikes MiddleChild
RSD MiddleChild Build Details
  • Shimano XT 11spd drivetrain and brakes
  • RaceFace Turbine cockpit and crankset
  • RockShox Pike RC 110
  • Maxxis Minion 2.8 DHF and DHR II 3C Maxx Terra EXO TR tires
  • Optional KS Lev Integra dropper post w/internal cable routing
RSD MiddleChild Pricing
  • $2799 complete
  • $2999 complete with dropper
  • $749 frame-only with Cane Creek ZS44 headset and SRAM Maxle 12×148
  • Available starting in late May

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About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.

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