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RC429: THE UNICORN

It isn't a one-trick pony, it's a Unicorn that will ride-it-all, 3 bikes in one and a plus one that will steel your heart.

RC429

Availability: March 2024. Pre-order open now - place a deposit to secure your frame.

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The new RC429 is a North Yorkshire-bred down country steel hardtail. It's your rowdy sibling to past ideas of the typical XC rider. Designed to redefine what's possible within the hardtail genre and waiting for you to rise to the adventure.

Hitting a sweet spot for general trail riding or bike-packing this is the ultimate do-it-all bike you've been looking for, it's roots are hardtail but your life-long partner for travelling far and wide.

Cycling has progressed and so have our bikes. Whether or not you want to take the easy way or the hard route it's designed to meet modern demands on a simple machine. Although you could put a frame, handlebar and saddle bags on any kind of bike, the RC429 is purpose built and we've incorporated design elements that make that whole bikepacking experience much better.

Aswell as allowing you to reignite your spirit for adventure the RC429 is also designed to fuel a fast-paced XC power hour, ride through any landscape of your choice or tuck in on the drop bars on a gravel fireroad, this is a bike that's ready to rise to any occasion and get you away from it all.

The RC429 is a partner for the long haul

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REDEFINING SHORT TRAVEL
TRAIL -T PACK

Squeezing every ounce of performance out of a short travel trail bike was our brief- no compromises on spec’, speed and stability and certainly no shortage of attitude and fun. Combining low and slack geometry with short travel is a revelation and breaks down the boundaries between what’s expected from a short travel bike and what actually can be achieved.

RC429 with burlier trail bike T-Pack- One of the many variations of the new RC429...

DOWNCOUNTRY ADVENTURE DEMON - DPACK

Our interpretation of a downcountry bike- fast and fun downcountry- but when you’re out on your adventures confidently handles more rad terrainThe geometry and design of the RC429 allows you to do just that in a short travel design envelope. We wanted an XC feel, but we didn't want to step back in time to old school geometry just for that XC feel…XC has changed and we wanted to reap the benefits of a modern progressive geometry.

RC429 with lightweight short travel D-Pack- One of the many variations of the new RC429...

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EXTREME GRAVEL - GPACK

When the gravel runs out and the tech begins the RC429 comes into its own…not a gravel bike but a specialist off-road/travel/bikepacking tool that’s as happy cranking in the miles as it is flicking through the singletrack. Through careful design the cockpit on this dropbar rig mimics that of a modern gravel bike but underneath you the geometry stretches and slackens making it far more capable and confidence inspiring.
With its GRX transmission paired to custom made Hope wheels and crank the 429 ups the speed and stability whether in carbon rigid or short travel MTB suspension spec’.

RC429 with custom Gravel/MTB G-Pack- One of the many variations of the new RC429...

CONFIGURATION

Choose the perfect Pace and have fun configuring it according to your riding style. Click on the model you prefer and customise it immediately. Click below to order or call us on +441751477737 / Email sophie@pacecycles.com. Bikes are available worldwide, with 24 hour delivery to UK. 

We offer many different variations of builds which have been tried and tested by us here at Pace, all specifications have been chosen to suit the riding style of the RC429. However, just about everything with your build can be customised to help personalise your RC429. From choosing your own custom fork options to different hub colours - We want to make sure your bike is suited to exactly what you love, if you've got some of your favourite wheels hanging up in your shed, or the comfiest saddle you've ever sat on - send us them to fit. 

All the bikes and frames are assembled right here in the UK by us so we can do anything to create your dream ride. You can customise your bike by adding notes into the checkout or contact us directly if you want to add anything to your order.

Pricing and shipping will automatically update for you. If you can't see an option you'd like on the order form, get in touch.

£899.99 / Pre-order now with a 20% refundable deposit

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RC429 framesetHope Bolt Type 34.9
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Burgtec or DT Swiss

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DESIGN DETAILS

Slack/progressive geometry

Just because you want to ride a short travel bike shouldn’t mean you have to compromise with ride old skool XC geometry- we blend short travel with progressive slack geometry for confidence in the steeps and at speed

100-130mm travel

When you’re out for an adventure just the right amount of travel keeps the bike taught for the journey… and fun when you’ve pitched the tent and want an evening ride on some mountain gnarl

Flat bar/Drop bar compatible

Our progressive geometry blend gives you room for manoeuvre in flat bar mode but with slightly longer stem and dropbars gives you the same cockpit as a gravel bike- boom!

Suspension/rigid fork compatible

Spec your 429 with 130 travel and you can harry your mates on their heavy enduro rigs- or spec it with our rigid adventure fork with MTB geo and clearances for an ultra light and reactive ride

29" boosted wheels

Boost gives you a stronger and more rigid wheelset plus better tyre clearances- which is just what you need whether you’re bikepacking or trail hacking

Reynolds 853 steel

Quite simply the best- strength, durability and that subtle flex all in one elegant tubeset…alloy and carbon eat your heart out

Designed and tested in North - Yorkshire, Made in Europe

We’re in our thirty seventh year of designing hardtails and first worked with our European factory twenty eight years ago… be reassured our experience and heritage counts for everything

Wide range of mounting options throughout frame and fork

Fourteen mounting points throughout the frame (20 including the carbon rigid fork) provide all the mounting options you’ll need whether you’re off on the Silk Road or out for weekend hike

UDH T-Type compatible

We’ve incorporated this design so you have peace of mind that wherever in the world your RC429 takes you the chances are that the Bolivian or Icelandic bike shop you’ve rocked up to stocks a spare Universal Derailleur Hanger no matter what rear mech your running

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Why Choose Pace?
Every model is Designed with Passion for That Timeless, Classic Ride

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

£15 to any UK address on a 24 hour delivery. 

We ship Worldwide, just get intouch for a quote as all countries vary.
 

SAME PEOPLE SINCE 1987

Adrian is the founder of Pace. He's still the same designer since 1987, if anyone knows how to design a bike, it's him. 

SUPPORT 7 DAYS A WEEK

All bikes and frames are assembled here in house by Josh. We can entirely custom build your order whilst offering excellent after sales and servicing support. 

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