We weren't going to hurry the design of something as important as a Pace hardtail given the multi test and award winning heritage of our bikes so although our prototype RC127 was winning awards three years ago we've refined it again and again to create the ultimate involving, rewarding trail bike. That's meant adjusting the geometry to embrace the latest super short reach stem preferences of progressive riders. Working with some of the best of the North's Enduro racers also saw us drop the bottom bracket and relax and the head angle for increased full gas, flat out stability.
Tubing was tweaked to ensure muscular strength in the mainframe to keep the front wheel on target but a forgiving, vibrant vibe out back to save you back ache and burst tyres. We added our unique and original Slideouts for singlespeed chain tension and micro geometry adjustment. It's ready for dropper posts and ISCG chain guide mounts and it'll take up to a 150mm travel fork without flinching.
Most of all though we designed it to get the best from our landscape and take you on a fantastic ride wherever you're going. Taut and responsive when you want to get the moorland miles in or charge between man made berms. Tough and controlled enough to be the last thing you're worrying about on a rocky, rooty, ragged edge descent. Forgiving and friendly enough to carry you home exhausted but exhilarated with the warmth of a Sutton Bank sunset on your shoulder.
Frame only £545. Package includes DT RWS rear thru axle, Pace CNC machined seat clamp and Pace Neoprene Chainstay Protector.
If you’re looking for a complete bike rather than frame only then take advantage of our Bike build programme. We can either work to your spec’ or ours, or if there’s a particular bike shown elsewhere on our website and you’d like that but with a few personalised tweaks of your own simply drop us a line and we’ll come back with a no obligation quote- see Bike Builds tab for further details.
The RC127 is engineered from high quality British Chromo tube to give that wonderful spring to your ride. No other material can quite match the characteristics ad the phrase 'steel is real' is as true as it ever was. Of course you'll be riding your tough and durable RC127 for years to come given the amazing fatigue properties of steel. We've also subtly added gussets here and there to add that that additional bit of re-assurance to those high load areas like the underside of the head tube, drive side chain stay and top of seat tube. The RC127 frame also features graceful curves and tucks to the chain and seat stays to give that extra clearance where needed, plus we've added full rear rack and mudguard mounts and for those who fancy a bit of back country tour and need to load up the panniers.
You'll also get ISCG tabs as standard so should you want to fit a chain retention devise or bash plate your good to go.
Slideouts have been a unique feature on our steel frames for years now and they're a proven way to give you the convenience of replaceable mounts with built in adjustment. CNC machined from 6000 series aluminium this is a well proven design that actually offers more than first meets the eye. The slide outs both bolt into the frame using our unique stainless steel 'T-NUTS' and should be run in full forward position to bring out the most active and urgent riding quality of the bike. Should you want to move the slideout rearward to increase wheelbase or run the bike as a singlespeed then the disc-side has an adjuster screw that penetrates right inside the slide out helping to counteract the rotational load under braking. Meanwhile the drive-side has a push screw design to hold the slideout back as the chain tries to drag it forward. All clever stuff explained in more detail inside the manual. No quirky design or materials here thanks just solid design and engineering.
To protect your frame for the long haul each frame has a corrosion protective ed black coating beneath the twin-pack epoxy and satin lacquer coats and we've chosen to fit the decals on top of the clear coat rather than under the lacquer so you can easily change the decal set and choose a different colour anytime in the future.
Check out the Manual here for full specification but here are the essentials;
WARRANTY: 2 years
SIZES: S, M, L
WHEEL SIZE: 27.5"
FORK: Tapered steerer 130 to 150mm. 140mm Rockshox Pike is standard spec' for full bike build
SEATPOST DIAMETER: 31.6
SEATPOST CLAMP: Pace CNC Alloy anodised black. 34.9 bolt type
THROUGH AXLE: DT Swiss RWS MTB Alloy
BB: BSA Thread for 2-piece BBs. 73mm shell
HEADSET: Traditional exterior 1 1/8" upper cup. 1 1/2" lower cup
REAR WHEEL: Optional 142x12 or 148x12mm Boost (Please call or email for availability in either version)
CABLING: Designed for full length outer cables, all underslung so its easy to portage, easy on the knees and easy on the eye
HYDRAULIC HOSES: Brake and dropper seatpost all external so its easy to maintain
CHAIN GUIDE MOUNT: ISCG-05
ACCESSORY MOUNTS: Rack & Mudguard mounting eyes
WEIGHT OF FRAMES: S - 2.35KG, M - 2.45KG, L - 2.6KG
*Specifications subject to change without notification*