The Pace RC 170E is Pace’s first foray into the ebike World, and they’ve shown their prototype in all its big battery, alloy-framed glory.
Pace have gone straight it at the long travel, high capacity, mullet end of the ebike spectrum with their RC 170E that they released details of this week.
The prototype Pace RC 170E comes with an all-alloy frame, with 170mm travel via a 4-bar rocker, similar to it’s non-electric brothers. The flip chip allows you to run either a mullet configuration or 29″ wheels front and back.
Geometry is very much on the money for Pace, with the progressive geometry in line with the brand’s steel hardtails and carbon fibre full suspension models. On the large prototype you get a 504mm reach combined with a suitably short 410mm seat tube that will take a 213mm dropper. Head angle is 63 degrees with a steep seat angle of 78 degrees. Chainstays come in at 444mm.
Drive is provided by a Shimano EP8 motor with the mounts rotated to have the motor level for better weight distribution. A 726Wh battery actually comes in shorter than most shorter capacity batteries and even comes with adjustable vents to keep the unit cool. A Rockgardz skid plate also helps protect the motor.
The 170E also comes with integrated lights that are specifically designed to ride hard at night with a wide beam to help you see out of corners.
The prototype seen here looks to be running 29″ wheels and is built with Marzocchi coil dampers front and rear to help control the 170mm travel, Shimano XT 12-speed drive via the Shimano EP8 motor. Wheels are Hope Pro 4 hubs on Stans rims with 220/200mm rotors and Maxxis Minion tyres. Braking provided by Hope’s Tech E4 units.
You will have to wait for production Pace RC 170Es unfortunately. This bike is still in the development phase with no word on a release date for production models.
You can check out the full Pace RC 170E story on Pace’s website here.