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  • Pace RC295 Reviews?
  • Premier Icon whatyadoinsucka
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    i’d say hope too, although the HB-130 appears to be its main UK rival, with the ambassador program signup you may get the hope for a similiar price, if you post a few instagram pics here and there

    Premier Icon whatyadoinsucka
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    just had another look at the site, the HOPE fortis wheelset is no more, replaced with Hunt’s 30mm Trail wheels.

    Premier Icon freeridenick
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    anyone got one yet ? keen on any mullet owner review…

    Premier Icon wzzzz
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    Anyone got any experience of these? How are they holding up as all mountain bikes?

    Got a demo lined up soon

    Premier Icon renton
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    I considered one but was told by Pace there is a 17 stone weight limit.

    Might not matter to the whippets on here but to us big lads it might.

    Premier Icon tdog
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    Shiate- I’m currently a HEAVY weight & were real interested in these as all rounder

    sad times

    Premier Icon andybrad
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    that sounds terrible. but to put it into perspective specialised stumpjumper has a 20 stone weight limit.

    i remember some carbon lapierres having a 90kg rider limit at one point.

    Premier Icon renton
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    Shiate- I’m currently a HEAVY weight & were real interested in these as all rounder

    sad times

    Same, I would have had one by now if that wasnt the case.

    Premier Icon ogden
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    Purely based on a customer service history I’d be going for a Bird Aether 9C over this. I was dead interested but due to a lack of demos ended up with a AM9.

    Premier Icon timthetinyhorse
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    Got my RC295 last week and had it up to inners for a shakedown ride at the weekend. I absolutely love the thing. I have come from a YT Wicked 650b pro and cant believe how different it is, the RC295 picks up and holds speed like nothing else and climbs really well too.

    If anyone has any questions etc let me know. I ordered an XL as im 6ft 2in and the fit is spot on.

    Premier Icon ogden
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    You know the drill, pictures or it didn’t happen.

    Premier Icon timthetinyhorse
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    I have no idea how to post pics on here………if i can work it out i will post some

    Premier Icon timthetinyhorse
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    Well that is simpler than i thought

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    Looks really nice that – especially for what it costs (frame / shock pricing seems very decent for carbon)!

    Premier Icon timthetinyhorse
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    Yeah the pricing is certainly fair, thats a XT Ultimate build however the XT mechs went out of stock so has an SLX on. Pace were sound and refunded the price difference between the two and i would never notice the performance difference anyhow…..mega happy with the bike on all counts. Its hard to do it justice in pics but the raw carbon looks awesome.

    Premier Icon moonsaballoon
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    That looks the business

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    Can’t imagine functionally there’s much between SLX and XT mechs. There’s a weight difference worth saving in the cassettes but you’ve got the XT one on there. The raw carbon looks nice on photos as it is – love a raw carbon bike!

    Premier Icon timthetinyhorse
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    @moonsballoon i’m over the moon with it, onle had it out in anger once but it felt spot on straight away like i had been riding it for ages, super controlled and easy to ride.

    @joebristol yeah everything else is XT aside from the mech, wasn’t sure about going for XT brakes as always had sram/avid but glad i went with the full XT for sure now.

    Premier Icon maurice
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    @timthetinyhorse have you got a pic with the post extended? Just to get a rough idea of your sizing on the bike

    Premier Icon timthetinyhorse
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    @maurice I don’t but can get one if you want one

    Premier Icon maurice
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    Don’t worry, just wondered if you had one already.

    Premier Icon wzzzz
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    any situations you miss the 160mm bike?

    I’m torn between buying one of these something like an AM9. Coming from a 120mm 29er where I use all the travel all the time.

    also has a really low BB.

    Demoing one in the next few weeks hopefully.

    Premier Icon tdog
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    Holy Spunker Moly !

    that is one fine piece- bb looks low though super sweet handling I’m 100% +

    might be a goer if I decide carbon frame & shock over a complete alloy Propain … :/ hmmmm

    Premier Icon timthetinyhorse
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    @maurice i have some now as just been putting tokens in the rear shock, will post them tomorrow

    @wzzzz nope with 150 up front and a good rear shock setup its landing drops and riding better than my old 150/160 enduro bike so no fears at all with the travel being too short.

    @tdog BB us super low but the handling is absolutely amazing, i didn’t want carbon when i started looking for a bike but always wanted a pace but wanted full suspension so this was the one for me, almost went comic but just couldnt resist this bike.

    Premier Icon timthetinyhorse
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    @maurice pics with seat up and set down, for reference im 6ft 2in with an inside leg of around 36in, Frame is XL

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    Premier Icon maurice
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    Cheers. I think despite only being slightly taller than me your legs are about 4″ longer! I’m usually between a L or XL so was wondering how this comes out but you are quite proportionally different to me.

    You definitely have the right size there with XL.

    Premier Icon tdog
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    Large and oh my Maurice- it’ll be a fun large that’s fosho

    Premier Icon timthetinyhorse
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    Yeah i think the large would have been way too small, its got a 150mm reverb fitted too as a good idea of scale.

    Premier Icon timthetinyhorse
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    @tdog fun is exactly what it is

    Premier Icon fatgit
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    @Maurice
    I was at the Pace shop last week talking to Adrian Carter and he said at 6ft with a 32” inside leg was between a large and XL.

    If I was taller I’d definitely go XL
    Not sure if that helps or not
    Cheers
    Steve

    Premier Icon tdog
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    @fatgit – interesting info… 🧐

    Premier Icon maurice
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    @fatgit thanks, that is worth knowing. I’m 6’1 and same inside leg, so probably in between sizes as normal! At least it’s consistent.

    Premier Icon fatgit
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    Hi
    Also just as a comparator I have a Hope HB 130 and demoed L and XL.
    I could have gone either way and settled on the XL with the saddle well forward in the seatpost clamp.
    Again not sure if that helps or not.
    Cheers
    Steve

    Premier Icon timthetinyhorse
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    @maurice worth noting also that the bike is fairly long so depending on how you like your bikes to ride its something to factor in.
    As @fatgit says above i guess its down to setup also, I have the post with a few inch of dropper proud of the seat tube and the seat isn’t fully forwards so you have options there with the XL. I would expect with a large frame you would end up with a similar setup to that i have on the XL but its really hard to say.
    Either way, buy one…..what a machine

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