2023 · RSDMiddleChild V2 Aluminum GX/D3 Build

2023 RSD MiddleChild V2 Aluminum GX/D3 Build

A 29″ aluminum frame hardtail trail bike with high-end components.

MSRP$2,899
Weight31.1 lbs  
FrameAluminum
SuspensionHardtail, 140mm
ForkDVO Diamond
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetGX Eagle
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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nimblestable
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Sizing
SM

5'2" – 5'8"

MD

5'6" – 5'11"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'1" – 6'7"

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NSMB
Min-Max: Arden's Aluminum RSD Middlechild

Mar 2023

Steel may be real, but aluminum is actual, and so are the savings in suspension and drivetrain maintenance on Arden's #1FG RSD Bikes Middlechild.

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MiddleChild V2 Aluminum GX/D3 Build rider review

Jul 2023 · Josh

If you're looking for a trail bike that feels like a BMX or dirt jumper than the Middlechild is the bike for you!

Highs
  • Super playful and poppy with the high BB and short 415mm chainstays. Balanced 64.5 degree HTA is good for enduro riding without feeling overly cumbersome in slow speed tech. Also surprisingly supple for an aluminum frame.

Lows
  • Non-tapered headtube (44mm) limits headset choice (can't run an angle adjust headset). Not the lightest.

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Specs
Build
Frame

27.5+/29 Aluminum 6061

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, Threaded

Fork

DVO Diamond D3 27.5+/29 140mm 44mm

Travel140mm

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 73mm BSA

Headset

FSA Orbit ITA ZS44/28.6 Top & EC44/40 Bottom

Stem

Race Face Aeffect 35 50mm

Handlebar

Race Face 35mm Chester 780mm

Saddle

Cionlli 142mm

Grips

Ergon GE10 Black

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle Long Cage 12spd

Crank

SRAM GX Eagle 175mm DM

Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle Trigger 12spd

Cassette

SRAM Eagle PG-1210 11-50T 12spd

Chain

SRAM Eagle 12spd

Brakes

SRAM Level T

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

Sun Ringle Duroc 27.5x40mm 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)

Disc Rotors

SRAM Centerline 180mm Rounded

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