Sure it might be Christmas Day, but that doesn’t stop the news from rolling and this piece is a doozy! After 3 days of social media teasers, Yorkshire’s Pace Cycles has just revealed its latest mountain bike frame, and it’s carbon!
Although the Pace brand has was known for its carbon suspension forks back in the day, the latest RC295 full-suspension frame represents the first time that the company has manufactured a frame from the wonder stuff.
We’ve been sent a few photos of the new bike and we’re already adding it to our 2019 Christmas Wishlist.
As the name suggests, the RC295 rolls on 29in wheels and is designed around Boost hub spacing. The bike can run between 130-150mm travel forks, while rear travel is set at 135mm.
The suspension system is the latest generation of Pace’s unique free-floating linkage design, updated to use modern metric shocks.
An integrated headset ensures the front end of the bike can be set up super low if required and ensures the long, and low nature of this enduro/trail bike isn’t compromised. While we don’t have a complete geometry chart at this time we do know that Pace will offer the carbon RC295 in sizes medium, large and XL with the large frame sporting an effective top tube length of 642mm.
There’s plenty that we don’t know about the Pace RC295 such as the launch date, the price, the geometry or where the carbon frame is made, but we’ll be in touch with the company over the Holidays and see if we can answer those questions soon.
Pace RC295 Carbon Full Suspension Frame Highlights
- Material: Carbon Fibre
- Wheelsize: 29in
- Rear travel: 135mm
- Front Travel: 130-150mm
- Thru axle boosted
- Internal cable routing
- Integral headset
- Sealed bearings
- Effective top tube length (size large): 642mm
- Size: Medium, Large & XL
In the meantime we would love to hear what you think of the all-new Pace RC295 and also your thoughts on the choice of material.