A bike built to ride the way we love and the first of a whole new pace generation


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.   

We weren't going to hurry the design of something as important as a Pace hardtail given the multi test and award winning heritage of our bikes so although our prototype RC127 was winning awards three years ago we've refined it again and again to create the ultimate involving, rewarding trail bike. That's meant adjusting the geometry to embrace the latest super short reach stem preferences of progressive riders. Working with some of the best of the North's Enduro racers also saw us drop the bottom bracket and relax and the head angle for increased full gas, flat out stability.  

Tubing was tweaked to ensure muscular strength in the mainframe to keep the front wheel on target but a forgiving, vibrant vibe out back to save you back ache and burst tyres. We added our unique and original Slideouts for singlespeed chain tension and micro geometry adjustment. It's ready for dropper posts and ISCG chain guide mounts and it'll take up to a 150mm travel fork without flinching. 

Most of all though we designed it to get the best from our landscape and take you on a fantastic ride wherever you're going. Taut and responsive when you want to get the moorland miles in or charge between man made berms. Tough and controlled enough to be the last thing you're worrying about on a rocky, rooty, ragged edge descent. Forgiving and friendly enough to carry you home exhausted but exhilarated with the warmth of a Sutton Bank sunset on your shoulder. 

Frame only £545. Package includes DT RWS rear thru axle, Pace CNC machined seat clamp and Pace Neoprene Chainstay Protector.

If you’re looking for a complete bike rather than frame only then take advantage of our Build Build programme- a cracking SRAM 1x11 /Pike/Mavic build examples’ shown above (Build Option B). We can either work to your spec’ or ours, or if there’s a particular bike shown elsewhere on our website and you’d like that but with a few personalised tweaks of your own simply drop us a line and we’ll come back with a no obligation quote- see Bike Builds tab for further details.