Tech Tuedsay – Pace Cycles

by Paul Smith 5

In our second Tech Thursday Adrian from Pace Cycles  digs back into the past to reveal the Pace RC240…

RC240

Its a Pace RC240 dirt jump 24″ wheel model. originally designed and ridden by the team in 1999 (anodised satin blue for Team) it never made it to production even though it appeared in the catalogue. Chris Akrigg also did a little 4X on one too. These pics taken in Dalby of course where the bike was developed.

Bashguard

This particular bike was one of only 5 made, and this is the one that was displayed in the Millenium Dome in 2000

Fork

Its a pretty special frame, handmade and gusseted here and there particularly to HT and ST mast. Unusually the external butting is reinforced in tube centre to prevent frame deflection should the bike be cased on landing. Fork is also a special designed for 24″ wheels, progressive wound coil spring, shorter carbon legs etc.

Braced

“24” HED alloy rims were pretty special (Team was sponsored by HED and I can’t remember if these where special team issue). Same applies to BETD chain guide.

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Comments (5)

  1. Oh my that’s nice, in a retro kind of way. Wish Pace still did the square tube frames.I know they were pretty rigid at the back end (oh err missus) but they looked so good.

  2. Suggestion? A name which has evaded me for years and just came to me in a flash: Greg Fuquay. I was on the verge of buying a frame and he folded – gutted ever since as the *to remain nameless* custom frame I bought as a result was a disaster.

    Greg Fuquay please.

  3. OK. I’m not sure what Grey Fuquay has hidden out back as he moved himself and his family (back) to Alabama, where he still lives. I can always dig out my bike if you’d like…

  4. The orange one that you did the dh race on chipps? Inspired me to go ss in ’99 and i’ve been doing it ever since 😉

  5. Anyone DJing on those forks should save themselves some time and set about their teeth with a lump hammer.

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