Pace and a bit of DT Swiss

by Tom dB 28

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The replacement for the 305, this is the new 325. Tweaked geometry, slidy replaceable dropouts, 160mm forks and set up either for a Hammerschmidt or single chainring.
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Blurred close up of that bendy top tube
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Another new bike, Pace's 204, a 4" travel trail bike with replaceable slidy dropouts, relaxed geometry and love-or-hate looks
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Those dropouts in close up
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New DT Swiss shock on the Pace 405, otherwise that remains unchanged.
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Much better looking than the 204, this is Pace's gorgeous 104 rigid singlespeed. Lovely swoopy rear stays, huge mud clearance.
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Chromed chainstay, curvy steel, replaceable dropouts.
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New XM (Cross Mountain) fork from DT Swiss, magnesium bridge. Light and stiff.
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If you have to ask, you can't afford it! DT Swiss all-singing ultralight XC race fork, full carbon (inc steerer), magnesium dropouts.
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Pace's brand new BB, fully sealed inside and out with externally accessible grease port. Even comes with the tool to regrease it.
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The obligatory round-town fixed gear, the 42:16
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Emily from Pace and the T-shirt to match the bike!

Comments (28)

  1. Any more info on the 204’s geometry please? 🙂

  2. I’ll take a 325 and a 104 and Emily please.

    OK

    325 and 104 then. Let’s be a realist!

  3. Any more info on Emily’s geometry please? 🙂

  4. Does Emily come with slideouts too?

  5. Any ideas on price for the bb?

  6. So you took the time to take a pic of a rather nice lady and you managed to take that picture when she had her eye’s closed and then you put it on the web. Bet emily is well please with you guy’s!!!

    Loving the 325 with a schmidt.

  7. She was fine with it, came by our stand and had a look at the pics.
    The 104 SS is really lovely. Oh and the XC race fork is over £1000…

  8. The market for spectacularly ugly hardtails is pretty small, I reckon Pace have managed to fill that niche with the 325.

  9. Are PACE dropouts still made of Primula?

  10. I reckon new 325 is ‘prettier’ than 303/305.

    But not by much. I’d still go for one though.

    But only if Emily gets chucked in too!

  11. What’s going on with the seat tube on that 325?
    I need to going see it with real eyes at the weekend I think.

  12. Hang on pace is based in a one horse village in yorkshire meaning apart from the bikes she must be the only thing worth …
    I tried to ride that dam horse and ended up with a pace and no luck with the ladies.

    Me thinks the pace stand will be getting many vistors looking at the 42:16, the push bike obviously not the t-shirt. I am starting to like the 104 especially the chainstays they look sweet, not a fan of the baby blue though.

  13. i hate pace for releasing so many nice things i cant afford 🙁

  14. 325 and 204 are hideous. At least the RC303 / 305 have a functional aesthetic that matches their performance.

  15. any idea of the price of the 42:16 (the bike not the girl)

  16. I think that 325 just killed the Pace mystique for me, guess i’ll never get rid of the 303 now.

  17. Pace 325, No, No, No, No…………………..

    Or in STW speak: FAIL

  18. 104 looks lush,especially with the smooth welds and chrome stay. Does this mean that their rigid carbon fork may make a comeback after all, or is it a leftover? The BB could be interesting too if it keeps the UK winter out. Nice that the tool for re-greasing is included too.

  19. IMO, the 204 looks a much better in the flesh, as does Emily…er, so to speak..oops! (fancy posting a ‘half-blink’ picture…tut tut;)

  20. Love the chromed chainstays, can see that catching on.

  21. Bring back square tubes!!

  22. 325 may grow on me, but would be more bike than i need, and still 3 ring man. Shame they dont offer a lighter weight Scandium 305 replacement too for 130mm forks, My 303 would be perfect if it was 1 lb lighter and a little softer on the back end.

    Any news on the weight for that 104, definately a good on-one/Cotic alternative

    Chrome stay is well cool, how about a pimp fully chrome option 🙂

  23. Does the 204 have the main suspension pivot around the BB so it can be run singlespeed? Otherwise, what exactly is the point of a sliding dropout on a 4″ travel bike?

  24. “104 looks lush,especially with the smooth welds and chrome stay. Does this mean that their rigid carbon fork may make a comeback after all, or is it a leftover?”

    I agree, the 104 looked absolutely gorgeous in the metal. I was also wondering about the return of the RC31, there seemed to be a couple of them on Pace’ stand, but foolishly I didn’t actually think to ask someone if they were re-releasing it!

  25. Juan; the 42:16 is about £500 I think…I spent a lot of time looking at that one when I was there yesterday.

    Does anyone know when it will be available to buy?

  26. What’s going on with the seat tube on that 325?
    I need to going see it with real eyes at the weekend I think.

    It was just the photo, seat tube looks entirely normal in the metal.

    Any news on the weight for that 104

    On the stand it said 5lbs.

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