and massaged into the
shape you’ve all been waiting for
The new 29" specific hardtail. Christmas came early.
Just in time to pep your winter ride let's introduce you to no ordinary 29er. Slammed, stretched and massaged into the shape you've all been waiting for our new RC529 is no token effort or rehashed 650b but the real deal served up with a big side order of Pace passion. We've designed it so you're fully engaged in the ride and not just a passenger - low bottom bracket so you're 'in' not 'on', long front centre and reach so you can keep it pinned in the gnarl and a steep seat tube and short chain stays so you'll climb and manual like a Grizzly. Super low standover to keep us short legged Northerners and all the lovely finishing touches you'd expect from us no matter where you're from.
The RC529 has an 66 degree head angle to give you confidence when the trail falls off a cliff. Standard features include the sublime ride quality of its Reynolds 853 frameset nipped and tucked for that soft and forgiving ride and minimalist look. Our unique boosted Slideout system so more room can be created for bigger tyres- up to 2.4” leaving 5mm tyre clearance either side. Short tapered headtube tough enough to take 130-150mm travel forks. Routing for an internal dropper and all the quality details you’d expect from Pace. Engineered from high quality British Chromo tube the RC529 gives that wonderful spring to your ride. No other material can quite match these characteristics and the phrase 'steel is real' is as true today as it ever was. Of course you'll be riding your tough and durable RC529 for years to come given the amazing fatigue properties of steel. And we've added subtle gussets to those high load areas like the underside of the head tube, drive side chain stay and beneath the seat tube clamp to provide that additional bit of re-assurance. You also get ISCG tabs as standard so should you want to fit a chain retention devise or bash plate you’re good to go.
Our RC529 gives a wonderful planted, confidence inspiring ride. The chainstay is kept as short as possible for a real world 29” configuration so manualling and hustling the bike along in gnarly terrain is a cinch. Comparing the RC129 with the RC529 it is longer enhancing the sensation of stability and dominance over the trail. Internal routing through the seattube also has reinforcement where the dropper post hose/cable exits and we’ve sealed this with a neat and tidy custom made grommet (we know you love to see attention to detail on a Pace).
The 29er frame also features graceful curves and tucks to the chain and seat stays to give that extra clearance for wider section tyres and we've added full rear rack and mudguard mounts for those who fancy a bit of back country hustling or need to load up those panniers.
RC529 also features the latest boosted rear frame spacing so you have clearance for larger section tyres, a stronger rear wheel and efficient chainline.
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 tough final lacquer coating 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.
- Made with: Reynolds 853 Steel
- Wheelsize: 29" upto a 2.4" tyre
- Fork Travel: 120-140mm
- Designed for: Singletack, Trail riding & full time slaying
CHOOSE BETWEEN MATT STEATH BLACK OR ICELANDIC GLOSS WITH 4 GLOSS STICKER OPTIONS...
TOUGH BUT BEAUTIFUL
We wanted a real connection, warmth and visceral working relationship with the trail & steel delivers like no other material. After years of riding and comparing different materials we realised - through projects like our fully rigid singlespeed RC129 - that we were only going to get what we wanted one way. Through the highest quality 853 steel tubing from Reynolds blended with our own custom drawn chromoly.
YOU HAVE FOUR OPTIONS...
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Fancy building your own Pace or getting your local bike shop to help? Our frames includes DT RWS rear thru axle, Pace CNC machined seat clamp & Pace neoprene chainstay protector. If you are in need of any extra parts like a headset or fork, just give us a call.
Choosing the right build for your Pace brings out it’s best performance and character plus it reflects your needs and personality too. So we offer choice of 2 Build Kits an A (plus an optional Hope upgrade) or B build. We work with all the best brands and only use the latest model year parts. See builds below.
Got most of the parts kicking around already? No problem, you can choose from our two rolling chassis builds to help you on your way.
Do you want to create your own dream Pace? Contact our custom build girl Sophie who know her stuff when it comes to bike builds. Fill out the form below or email email@example.com. We guarantee to get you the best spec for your money.
ROLLING CHASSIS FOR YOU?
ALL PRODUCTS USED ARE THE VERY LATEST 2019 MODELS. Pictures shown are for example purposes, specifications are listed in description
Rolling Chassis A for RC529
Rolling Chassis B for RC529
CLICK ON THE BUILDS BELOW TO SEE THE SPECIFICATION
ALL PRODUCTS USED ARE THE VERY LATEST 2019 MODELS.
FORK: PIKE B 140 CHARGER 2 29"
REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM GX EAGLE 1X12
SHIFTERS: SRAM GX EAGLE
BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM DUB
CHAINSET: SRAM GX EAGLE 1X12 10-50 WITH GX 175MM CRANKSET
CHAIN: SRAM GX EAGLE
BRAKES: GUIDE R
BRAKE ROTORS: 35 BIKES 180 FRONT & REAR
HEADSET: HOPE (COLOUR CHOICE)
SADDLE: WTB SILVERADO PRO
BARS: RENTHAL 35MM CARBON BLACK
GRIPS: HOPE (COLOUR CHOICE)
WHEELSET: HOPE HOOP 29" ENDURO SRAM DRIVER
TYRES: MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER 2 3C 29X2.3 MAXX TERRA EXO/TR
TUBE: TUBELESS INCLUDING PEATY'S TAPE AND VALVES
SEATPOST: ROCKSHOX REVERB 125, 150 OR 170MM DROP
STEM:: HOPE AM (COLOUR CHOICE)
MUDGUARD: PACE MUDGUARD - COLOUR CHOICE
FORK: ROCKSHOX REVELATION B 140 DEBONAIR 29"
REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM NX EAGLE 1X12
SHIFTERS: SRAM NX EAGLE
CHAINSET: SRAM NX EAGLE 1X12 11-50
CHAIN: SRAM NX EAGLE
BRAKES: LEVEL T
BRAKE ROTORS: 35 BIKES 180 FRONT & 160 REAR
HEADSET: HOPE (COLOUR CHOICE)
SADDLE: WTB COMP
BARS: RACEFACE RESPOND
GRIPS: WTB WAFFLE GRIPS
WHEELSET: HOPE ENDURO 29" ENDURO RIM WITH PRO 4 BOOSTED HUBS. (COLOUR CHOICE)
TYRES: MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER 2 36 29X2.3. MAXX TERRA EXO/TR
SEATPOST: ROCKSHOX REVERB STEALTH 125, 150 OR 170MM DROP.
STEM: RACEFACE RESPOND 31.8
MUDGUARD: PACE MUDGUARD - CHOOSE COLOUR
SHOP RC529 COMPLETE BIKES
Complete Bike Build A for RC529
Hope Upgrade Package. Only Available With Bike Build A.
Complete Bike Build B for RC529
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GEOMETRY & SIZING
|SEAT TUBE LENGTH||A||420||450||480|
|SEAT TUBE ANGLE||B||76||76||76|
|TOP TUBE EFFECTIVE (HORIZONTAL)||E||625||645||670|
|CHAIN STAY LENGTH (ADJUSTABLE + 13MM)||F||430||430||430|
|BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT/DROP 29" WHEELS||G||305/65||305/65||305/65|
|STANDOVER (VERTICALLY THROUGH BB)||H||727||750||772|
Designing the character of a bike involves taking every element from material to construction
techniques into account but geometry is certainly the hot topic right now.
Can I fit a front mech? Yep - the RC529 has all cable stops and guides included.
What is the maximum tyre size? We have tried the frame with a Schwalbe 29x2.35 Magic Mary which leaves 7mm either side for tyre clearance and a Maxxis 29x2.4 Minion DHR 2 which leaves 5mm either side for tyre clearance.
Is the seatpost internal or external cable routing? Internal routing so you can fit a Stealth Dropper.
Can I choose my own sticker colours? You can choose from the 4 colour options above or choose your own colour for an additional £25, just let us know your pantone colour.
Can I paint my frame my own colour? Yes you can, please choose a pantone colour online, it will be an additional £115. If we need to order the colour in specially then it will be an additional £149.99
What wheel size is it? 29" or 27.5plus. We have designed this around a 29" wheel.
What travel fork can you fit? Tapered steerer 130mm to 150mm.
What size is the bottom bracket? BSA Thread for 2-piece BBs. 73mm shell
Colours: Stealth Matt or Icelandic Matt
Warranty: 2 years
Sizes: M, L & XL
Max tyre size: We have tried the frame with a Schwalbe 29x2.35 Magic Mary which leaves 7mm either side for tyre clearance and a Maxxis 29x2.4 Minion DHR 2 which leaves 5mm either side for tyre clearance.
Fork: Tapered steerer 120 to 140mm. 140mm Rockshox Pike is standard spec' for full bike build.
Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm.
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. Headset: Traditional exterior 1 1/8" upper cup. 1 1/2" lower cup. SHIS upper EC34/28.6. SHIS lower cup: EC44/40
Rear Wheel: 148x12mm Boost.
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 Mount Guide: ISCG-05
Accessory Mounts: Rack & Mudguard mounting eyes
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