the unicorn

The RC429 isn't a one-trick pony, it's a Unicorn that will ride-it-all and a plus one that will steel your heart.

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

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The new RC429 is a North Yorkshire-bred down country, rowdy-Reynolds steel hardtail.

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.


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

130mm - 150mm 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 steel 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


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


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 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 RC529.

 However, just about everything with your build can be customised to help personalise your RC529;

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 click on 'view specification' for the build, then click on the product if you wish to order or customise your order. You can also add notes into the checkout or contact us directly if you want to add anything to your order which is not show as 'upgrades'.

If you can't see an option you'd like on the order form, get in touch.

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


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

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


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


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

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