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Author:  mikee [ Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:27 am ]
Post subject:  pace 303 thoughts

might be buying a pace 303 frame
just wondered what your thoughts on them were

Author:  giant-one [ Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:40 am ]
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Never heard a bad word said about them.

It was a fav in WMBUK.

Was thinking about one myself a while back until I realised they don't come in my size. :roll: :lol:

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Author:  letmetalktomark [ Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:26 am ]
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I am sure there are several reports of them over on STW of them cracking around the top of the ST.

May be wrong though.

Author:  giant-one [ Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:40 am ]
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Mark, sorry for being thick but whats STW??

Only ever heard about one with a cracked head/downtube but he was running a 160mm fork though. :roll:

Author:  orange71 [ Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:43 am ]
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stw=singletrackworld

Author:  letmetalktomark [ Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:45 am ]
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STW - Singletrack World

See here >>

Specifically Pace related

http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/noooo-bike-frames-busted

A couple of mentions of the 303 here

http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/ok-so-what-frames-have-failed-on-you-then

Warranty talk

http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/broken-pace-303-305-warranty

Author:  giant-one [ Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:00 pm ]
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Oh yeah :oops:

Don't look on there, much :roll:

Author:  BertR00t [ Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:21 pm ]
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Just need to be sensible with choice of seatpost. Love mine, even though it is awaiting a rebuild at the moment...

Author:  dbmtb [ Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:16 pm ]
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Mine's for sale at the moment, including Thomson seatpost and WCS headset.

Shout up if interested.

Would be able to have posted from UK address in the next couple of weeks.

Only reason for sale is that I'm upgrading to an RC405 Full floater (Why? Because I can), which makes the 303 pretty redundant. And I can't bring myself to sell the FSR, RC200, Dave Yates Parkpre or the Look MI-80 that's on it's way in July. And one bike HAS to go now.

Things to be aware of
1) Standard seatpost QR is a bit bobbins
2) Fiddle fitting of disc brake hose under seat tube/top tube reinforcement.
3) Fork length.
4) Minimum seatpost insert CAN be an issue if you want to drop your seatpost for descending. It is for me, with a 400mm Thomson which I couldn't bring myself to chop the crucial 4cm off.
5) You have to use Hope brakes, hubs and Pace fork. (OK you don't but .... 8D)

Frame itself is comfortable, lively and chuckable. Easily the most comfortable hardtail I've ever owned, and that's including steel and ti frames.

Author:  VEGAS! [ Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:06 am ]
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I bought one when they first came out. To be honest I didn't really like it at all (sorry Adrian :oops: ). That said, in all fairness I have never liked an alloy frame of any kind. Steel is real and all that.

Stevo

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