Engineered from high quality British Chromo tube the RC129 gives 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 RC129 for years to come given the amazing fatigue properties of steel. And we've added subtle 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.
Our RC129 initially appears to be the same as it’s 127 stablemate but actually shares few dimensions. BB height is tweaked so the sensation is more ‘sitting in’ rather than ‘sitting on’ and because the RC129 will also accept 27.5”+ wheels 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 a real world 29x2.4” configuration so manualling and hustling the bike along in gnarly terrain is a cinch. Comparing the 127 with the 129 it is both longer and slacker angled enhancing the sensation of stability and dominance over the trail.
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 29er frame also features graceful curves and tucks to the chain and seat stays to give that extra clearance for wider section tyres and we've added full rear rack and mudguard mounts for those who fancy a bit of back country hustling or need to load up those 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 RC129 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: 29x 2.3” or 27.5+x2.6”
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 29er 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 seat tube. 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*