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RSD Wildcat V3 boosts rear wheel travel to 125mm, mullet-compatible w/ sliding dropouts

RSD Wildcat V3 boosts rear wheel travel to 125mm, mullet-compatible w/ sliding dropouts

Toronto-based RSD Bikes has made some small but meaningful updates to their one and only full suspension mountain bike, the Wildcat. Now entering its third…

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Toronto-based RSD Bikes has made some small but meaningful updates to their one and only full suspension mountain bike, the Wildcat. Now entering its third generation, the Wildcat V3 increases its rear wheel travel from 120mm to 125mm with the introduction of metric shock sizing, still benefiting from sliding dropouts that are said to make it mullet compatible. Word is, there’s a long travel Wildcat in the works, but for now, let’s take a closer look at this short travel aluminium trail bike. RSD Wildcat V3

The Wildcat V3 is composed of a 7005 double-butted and heat-treated aluminum tubeset, while the headtube, dropouts, rocker, BB Shell and yoke are CNC machined For 2022, the RSD Wildcat V3 sees a front triangle refresh, featuring significantly shorter and straighter seat tubes across the S-XL size range for the fitment of longer travel dropper seat posts. The aluminium frame is also updated to house cable routing internally for a cleaner overall aesthetic. The rear triangle remains unchanged, still featuring sliding dropouts that permit effective rear-centre length tuning across a 15mm range (425-440mm). In the longest chainstay position (440mm) the maximum tire clearance is a claimed 27.5″ x 3″ or 29″ × 2.5″ The new frameset still runs a Horst-Link suspension platform but has moved to metric shock sizing, specifically 210mm x 52.5mm, resulting in a modest increase in rear wheel travel to 125-128mm, dependent on rear-centre length. With a 425mm stay, 125mm of travel is permitted, increasing to 128mm in the longer […]

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