Our + version of the RC127 has very specific geometry and although initially appearing to be the same as it’s 127 stablemate actually shares few dimensions. It’s lower so that when running larger diameter wheels the sensation is more ‘sitting in’ rather than ‘sitting on’, and because the RC127+ will also accept 29er wheels ( which raises the BB ) geometry is still within our strict design parameters and gives a wonderful planted, confidence inspiring ride.
The chainstay is kept as short as possible for 29/27+ configurations so manualling and hustling the bike along in gnarly terrain is a cinch. Alongside the 127 the 127+ is longer and slacker angled enhancing the sensation of stability and dominance over the trail.
The RC127+ is engineered from high quality British Chromo tube to give 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 RC127+ for years to come given the amazing fatigue properties of steel. We've also subtly added 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.
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).
Like it’s 127 partner the + frame also features graceful curves and tucks to the chain and seat stays to give that extra clearance for wider section 2.6” tyres and we've added full rear rack and mudguard mounts for those who fancy a bit of back country touring and need to load up the panniers.
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 RC127+ also features the latest boosted rear frame spacing so you have clearance for larger section tyres, a stronger rear wheel and an 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.
Check out the Manual here for full specification but here are the essentials;
WARRANTY: 2 years
SIZES: S, M, L
WHEEL SIZE: 27.5+x2.6” or 29x 2.3”
FORK: Tapered steerer 130 to 150mm. Geometry is quoted with140mm Fox Float
SEATPOST DIAMETER: 31.6
SEATPOST CLAMP: Pace CNC Alloy anodised black. 34.9 bolt type
THROUGH AXLE: DT Swiss RWS MTB Alloy 12mm
BB: BSA Thread for 2-piece BBs. 73mm shell
HEADSET: Traditional exterior 1 1/8" upper cup. 1 1/2" lower cup
REAR WHEEL: 148X12MM. (135X9mm QR Slideout NOT Optional on the Plus version)
CABLING: Designed for full length outer cables, all underslung so it’s easy to portage, easy on the knees and easy on the eye
HYDRAULIC HOSES: Seatpost Dropper internal through the seatpost. Brakes all external so they’re easy to maintain
CHAIN GUIDE MOUNT: ISCG-05
ACCESSORY MOUNTS: Rack & Mudguard mounting eyes
WEIGHT OF FRAMES: S - 2.38KG, M - 2.48KG, L - 2.68KG
*Specifications subject to change without notification*