New 2012 RC104 available now
|We thought our customers would expect more from us than to introduce yet another plain old steel frame into a crowded market. So here it is- a handcrafted design of true beauty and originality. Combining state-of-the-art materials and construction with performance geometry and handling. Topped off with TIG+Fillet Brazed joints, curves and chrome. Trademark Pace innovations include the new for 2012 Slideout System- so you can run your 104 single-speed, geared or with an Alfine© type Hub. Or to tune the 104’s wheelbase and handling to suit your style. Comfort, durability, sweet singletrack handling and beauty- the new 2012 Steel Pace 104.
*DEMO THIS BIKE IN DALBY FOREST TODAY!*
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|2012 Features||Component Specification (Size in mm)|
|Tubing||Reynolds 853 Pro-Team Steel||Headset||Std 28.6 dia|
|Dropout-suitable||Geared or SS Adjustable Slideout||Seatpost||30|
|Brake type||I S Mount||Front Mechanism (Bottom Pull)||31.8|
|Colour||Morris Blue, Gloss Black, Pearl White||Fork Travel||100-120|
Price; £SRP £695. Colours; 2012 Morris Blue, Gloss Black & Pearl white
Specification of Morris Blue bike shown in top picture; 17.5in (medium frame) finished in Morris Blue. Fitted with Fox F32 120 travel (Kashima coat and Fit damper) 15mm thru fitted with Hope EvoPro2 and white Flow rims wheelset and High Roller 2.1 tyres, Hope headset, seatpost clamp, Avid Elixir 5 185/160mm brakes, Stylo World Cup 70mm stem and handlebars, SRAM X7 2×10 groupset, Thomson Seatpost fitted with Charge Spoon saddle.
Specification of Morris Blue singlespeed shown in second top picture; 17.5in (medium frame) finished in Morris Blue. Fitted with Pace RC31 fork 440mm length and built in singlespeed configuration with DT singlespeed hubs, comp spokes, 4.2 Classic White rims and Conti Mountain King 2.4 tyres, Hope headset, seatpost clamp, Race brakes and 90mm stem, Raceface Deus handlebars and lightweight bash ring, Pace silver RC80 BB with XT crank, Charge Spoon saddle.
The 2012 model features an easier to use and clever technical change to the Slideout where the righthand Slideout moves Slideout by screwing in adjuster, holding wheel in compression whilst the lefthand adjuster screws directly into the Slideout resisting the torque created under braking. Seattube clamping slot is now arranged to the side and for 2012 is fitted with a Pace Rc80 BB as standard whilst two new colours are added- a classic Gloss Black and beautiful Pearl White. Morris Blue continues for 2012.
The 104 is designed as a fast and stable trail bike designed to be as flexible as possible in how you can use it- and as such nicely compliments the variety of transmission setups available with the Slideout design. The 104 is designed to take a 4inch (100mm) travel fork (hence the ‘4′ in 104) but will accept up to a 4 3/4″ (120mm) travel fork. In actual fact a 130mm could be fitted but given this travel of fork is no longer widely available 120mm is the realistic max. The geometry shown below is given fitted with a 100mm travel fork as if you were sat on the bike (so the fork is sagged say 20mm). This geometry would be the same if fitted with a Pace Rc31 440mm length RC31.
The 104 is a thing of real quality, durability and beauty and is fully handmade. So don’t confuse the 104 with a standard steel frame which is production constructed with straight tubes (often straight gauge tubes) and is simply TIG welded together. The 104 has each joint hand mitered, TIG welded then fillet brazed using silver and brass before being sanded and polished into a radiused smooth joint- the perfect blend of strength with a finish like no other. Infact this detailing confuses people into thinking the frame is a carbon fibre construction as each tube gently blends and flows into the other. Its a great example of bringing traditional frame construction techniques bang up to date.
Gloss Black, Pearl White and Morris Blue in small, medium, large and XL. Please visit our online shop to order or 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 or to book a demo ride.
|RC104 Cross-Country Hardtail
(geometry based on 100mm travel fork with rider, Fork sagged 20mm)
|Size||S – 15.75||M – 17.5||L – 18.75||XL – 19.5|
|A) Top Tube (effective)||570||589.2||610||626|
|B) Seat Tube||400||445||476.2||495.3|
|C) Head Tube||89||101||111||122|
|D) Chainstay (adjustable)||420-433.5||425-438||425-438||425-438|
|E) Head Tube Angle||69.5||69.5||69.5||69.5|
|F) Seat Tube Angle||73||73||73||73|
|G) BB (shell 73)||305||305||305||305|
Standover Measured vertically from top of toptube to ground at a point 190mm forward of seattube front face. Note this is taken with rider on board and 100mm fork sagged 20mm; Small 720mm, Medium 752mm
Note; Rc104 is supplied with Pace RC80BB and Hope cnc machined QR seatpost clamp as standard fitting.
- RC104 frames are one of the best corrosion protected steel frames in the business and we take great care to ensure a long and rust free life. Underneath the twin-pack epoxy paintwork you’ll find a quality coat of chrome plate covering all of the chainstays and the seat stays too, so you have one of the toughest surface treatments in the area of the frame that gets the most abuse. Up front the main frame is phosphate treated during the manufacturing process which adds a very high level of corrosion resistance internally and externally, and again this provides a great base coat for the paint finish. All graphics are applied to the paint surface before the whole paint job is sprayed with a tough high gloss clearcoat of laquer. However customers often choose to add their own belt and braces protection to their new frame and for this we recommend the world famous J.P Weigle Frame Save spray which coats the tubes internal surfaces with a rust inhibiting coating.
We also drill a small 4mm hole in the underside of the BB shell which allows the frame to breath and drain any moisture which gravitates into the BB shell. If you have the plastic under BB shell cable guide fitted its worthwhile periodically loosening this cleaning out the drain hole and its area.
- Touch up paint now available @ £5.95 in blue and purple colours
- The plastic ‘undertunnel’ cable guide is supplied with frame but not fitted (not required if running singlespeed). Make sure when fitting that washer supplied is fitted under screw head otherwise screw may penetrate too deeply and damage the sleeve of your BB
- Seat post size should be 30mm. If however you need a short term fix for a 27.2mm seatpost we would recommend the Humpberts cnc machined aluminium insert. 27.2I.D/30mm OD. Part No; 43116-300. Call the distributor Elliots on 01772-459887 however do not use this for long term use.
Your RC104 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 RC104 Manual for further details