|You don’t need a stable of bikes with the 325.5. This do-it-all hardtail combines Bike Park durability with XC race speed. Razor sharp handling with confidence inspiring geometry. An Anti-Chainsuck system for when you’re running a triple chainset and I.S.C.G Mounts for chainguide or Hammerschmidt© setups. And with its unique Slideout System choose Single-Speed or gears. With its proven lightweight tubeset curved, tapered and butted for the perfect blend of toughness and comfort the 325.5 is equally at home in the Trail Centre or for those long epic weekends. The Pace RC325.5- the only bike you need.The 325.5 is evolved from the highly successful RC305 (and the Rc303 before that) and takes its winning formula from these proven designs. Given that the standard mid-travel trail fork is now 140mm the Rc325.5 is designed around this fork travel length however will accomodate up to a 150mm travel fork (fork travel less than 130mm not recommended for this bike). Effectively the BB height remains low whilst the headtube is lifted and relaxed to increase the front centre, again contributing to the improved stability, particularly downhill and on faster trails.
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Lefthand detail picture clearly shows our unique Slideout system. Again evolved from proven Pace designs (Pace were the first company to have fully detachable dropouts) the Slideout is super neat, clean and functional. The Slideout has a full 13mm of fore and aft movement allowing you to change wheelbase (short for rides/races with lots of climbing or long for faster flowing trail centre type rides) or tension chain if running as a singlespeed. Note the forward facing screw neatly recessed into the front of the Slideout used for adjustment, and also the fact that the disc-mount features a Post Mount ready design so no need for bodged conversion mounts (mount is ready for 160mm diameter disc). Also note the slot visible on the face of the Slideout Mounting (the frame)- through which a dot can been seen machined on the Slideout face. This is the Slideout position indicator showing how far back axle is pulled so both sides can be aligned quickly and efficiently.
If you enlarge the middle pic check out the rear seatstays and note the gentle radius curve as the stays bend up to meet the seat tube. This combined with the stays butting and diameter provide a degree of vertical flex which noticably improves the comfort, grip and ride quality of the 325.5.
Righthand picture shows the ISCG tabs and Anti-Chainsuck system which comes as standard. Again Pace were the first company to fit such a system and has been proven over the past 15 years. The Acetol ‘block’ you can see closely runs against inside face of chainrings and prevents the chain from sucking up between ring and stay- saving the chainstay from damage and the hassle of extricating a jammed and twisted drivechain.
All sizes are in stock. To order you can contact any of the dealers listed on this site, ask your local dealer to order, or simply call Pace on 01751-460599 for further details.
REVIEWS; For magazine reviews and further information on this frame design please go to the REVIEWS section of this website
MSRP: £575 (inc VAT frame only)
Colours; Satin Black / Pale Grey/ Red
Build spec’ shown above includes DTX1800 wheels fitted with Hope Race brakeset and Maxxis ignitor 2.35 tyres. Fork is a RockShox Revelation dual air 140mm travel in white with std QR dropout. Shimano XT crank, cassette, chain and XT FDM771 front mech (XT rear mech and shifters could be used for a full Shimano transmition however SRAM XO is fitted in this case) plus Pace RC80 BB, Hope headset and 90mm stem clamping onto white FSA XC282 bars and Raceface lockon grips. FSA seatpost and SDG Ti-Saddle round out the build.
Weight; S 2.1kg, M 2.15kg, L 2.2Kg & XL 2.3kg
|Features||Component Specification (Size in mm)|
|Tubing||7005 Aluminium||Headset (Semi-Integrated 28.6 steerer)||44 cup|
|Dropout||Adjustable Slideout||Seatpost (min 130mm into frame)||31.6|
|Brake type||Post Mount suitable 160mm disc||Front Mechanism (Bottom Pull)||34.9|
|ISCG Mount||Hammerschmidt/Chainring-guide||Fork Travel||140-150|
|Colour||Satin Black. Pale Grey. Red|
|RC325.5 XC/ALL MOUNTAIN HARDTAIL
(geometry based on 140mm travel fork with rider, fork sagged 35mm)
|Size||S – 16.5||M – 17.5||L – 18.5||XL – 19.5|
|A) Top Tube (effective)||570||588||608||623|
|B) Seat Tube||425||450||475||495|
|C) Head Tube||115||127.5||135||150|
|D) Chainstay (adjustable)||420-434||420-434||420-434||420-434|
|E) Head Tube Angle||68.5||68.5||68.5||68.5|
|F) Seat Tube Angle||72.5||72.5||72.5||72.5|
|G) BB (shell 73)||307||307||307||307|
Note; RC325.5 is supplied with Hope QR seatpost clamp as standard fitting- red anodised on pale grey frame and black anodised on satin black and red frames
RC325.5 Slideout is designed to accept a 160mm disc as standard- so your caliper will bolt directly to Slideout. If you wish to run a 183mm disc then an adapter will need to be fitted and in the case of the Hope 183mm adapter please use the ‘H’ version and ensure H mark is facing out.
- Touch up paint now available in both colours priced @ £5.95
Your RC325.5 comes with a full 2 year warranty which covers any defect in manufacture or materials. This applies to you the original owner. However we also provide a Pace ‘Crash Replacement’ scheme during the frames 3 and 4 year where a replacement frame will be offered at a full 30% discount! (from SRP). Again this only applies to the original owner and the original purchase receipt must be provided with any claim. Original frame goes back to Pace
Please refer to your Rc325.5 Manual for further technical and set-up details