All photos/video by Nick Hill ~ NM Design

RC529: 2024

Welcome to the new and improved RC529.

The new RC529 will impress you no matter what your riding ability is. Blending state-of-the-art design and progressive geometry with the comfort and durability of Reynolds steel, it's a true everyday mountain bike infused with that legendary Pace DNA. It's fast, but this is one friend you can happily trust to keep you on the rails.


Availability: Medium, large and XL in stock and ready to disptach

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A climbing goddess that feels more planted than your grandmother's garden but will hold confidence when the trail falls off into the unknown abyss.

Based around the same platform as the original and best seller, we've redesigned the RC529 to bring it closer to its roots as a hardtail for hucking and hustling down the steeps and finding grip up those loose climbs.

What's changed? Well, we've slackened out the headtube, steepened up the seat tube, massively increased tyre clearance without compromising the already short rear end, made a few other tweaks, and finished with a fresh paint job. It's even better than we thought possible.

Like before, crucially, our RC529 platform has both the top tube and bottom bracket slammed low so you're 'in' the cockpit rather than perched up high. This enables you to drop the saddle way down low for hooning down your fastest trail.

With an ultra-short chainstay, a steeper seat tube angle, and just the right amount of reach, you’re well balanced within the centre of the bike. It climbs just like a good trail bike should, but gives you confidence when the trail falls off a cliff.

The RC529 oozes quality with its perfect welds, blend of British Reynolds and Pace Chromo tubing, and deep, lustrous, and tough gloss paint. And with a Pace hardtail, it's strangely reassuring that you’re riding a bike that will probably outlive you.

Adjustable/replaceable CNC machined Slideouts or T-Type convertible dropouts, full rack mounts, ISCG tabs, subtle reinforcing gussets, room for large section tyres (right up to a 27.5x2.8” if you fancy an mullet configuration), and supplied with Neoprene chainstay protector, cable clips, Hope seatclamp, and Burgtec thru axle, the 529 is fully loaded and ready to rip.



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 at +441751477737 or email

Bikes can be supplied worldwide, with 24-hour delivery to the UK.

We offer many build variations which have been tried and tested here at Pace. All specifications have been chosen to suit the riding character of the RC529. However, just about everything in 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 new Pace is built exactly the way you love it. 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 at checkout or by contacting us directly if you want to add anything to your order.

£789 - All sizes and colours of frames are in stock and ready to ship.

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RC529 framesetHope Bolt Type 34.9
with your
colour choice
Burgtec or DT Swiss



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All photos by Nick Hill ~ NM Design 


Slack/progressive geometry

Enduro geometry needn’t be the sole preserve of long travel full suspension bikes and in the new RC529 its impressive stats translate into impressive performance in the most extreme terrain

140mm - 150mm travel

When the trail suddenly becomes a serious challenge the last thing you want to do is back off- and we think 140-150 mil’s of travel is the sweet spot which allows you to stay on the gas and in control

Stable and comfortable feel

Staying relaxed and centred on your bike is the Instructors mantra and we’ve ensured your preset into the best body position on the RC529…short rear and steep seat tube work in harmony with the reach and head angle to let you rip with confidence and style

Little details

Fitted with an ISCG Mount should you want to run a bash guard and internal dropper routing with outer cable tucked underneath the downtube

29x2.5 boosted wheels

We’ve opened up the stays and subtly curved the seat tube to give more breathing room for a 2.5” tyre- essential when you want to keep that poppy reactive feel provided by the RC529s short chain stays

Reynolds 853 steel

The qualities of such an iconic tube set go beyond its reputation for a long trouble free lifespan- its subtle flex and resilience imbue the RC529 with unprecedented levels for comfort and control

Designed and tested in North - Yorkshire, Made in Taiwan

Over the years we’ve covered thousands of miles on the RC529 sweating the details and improving its manufacturing quality so we can be proud of its impressive reputation for strength and durability

Wide range of mounting options throughout frame and fork

Rear frame mounting points for rack options should you want to go on a weekend adventure

Sliding dropouts

Pace adjustable Slideout System so you can run singlespeed or with an aftermarket SRAM T-Type Dropout Kit available the RC529 meets all your expectations


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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, if 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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