Pace RC-37 MX Pro Front Shock

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Pace RC-37 MX Pro

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 25, 2001]
Bülent K
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

nice look,weight (1870grams)

Weakness:

after 1 year of use and 4500 km this baby is bad.
-To much side flex in the corners for an T forx
-Rebound adjust doesn't always keeps his level when you adjust it no matter how you adjust)
-now it's maknig weird sounds inside the suspension legs.(every 4 months it was in shop for maintenance)
-,the first time i had it on my bike it was leaking air(had to send it back to the factory,after 2 weeks i got it back)it still leaks air,when i'm on an technical trail and the forx has to do a lot of work after every 3 hours i have to pump it up
-The travel of this forx is not 120mm,but more like 110mm
-the smootnes of the forx reduces when you use it for long freeride tours(and when it rains forget it)
-The price what i paid for this suspension i could bought me an real forx
-they stopd making this forx,you can understand why just read the reviews.

(This is mine second-review)
I trugh my money awey whit this suspension that's what i know.
to much maintenance,it does not work how it should be
so i'm going now for Marzocchi .why they got 50 jears of experience with making suspension.

sorry for mine bad english

Similar Products Used:

X-vert T ,this simple forx was much stiffer and it was always working

[Nov 07, 2000]
Nick Heywood
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Adjustable from 100 to 120mm.
Very nice damping.
Carbon legs look the business.
Very light for a triple clamp with this travel.
It's British, and therefore beautifully engineered.
I got them at a hefty discount, so...!

Weakness:

Had lots of problems with maintaining air pressure in fork.
There is NO WAY you can properly mount a Hope disc on it - my XC4 is still no much better than a V.. :(
Servicing out here in Australia is a pain, as there is no distibutor, but that's Pace's fault, not the forks!

The new 00 model has got disc mount tabs, which is great. The 99 model I have does not, and when you mount a disc, the clearance is about the width of a cigarette paper between caliper and spokes. A fine fork if properly maintained, but don't even think about adding a disc unless you've got the in-built tabs; stick to Vs for the 99s.. So much potential in them, but not quite there.

Similar Products Used:

Rock Shox Judy SLs, Z1, Junior T, Pace RC-36, quite a few things..

[Oct 28, 2000]
Bulent
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light,good looking,The fast repair of the factory,the good working of the Oil,Air,Spring combinatin

Weakness:

The price,The distance between the spokes and the Hope pro disck is 3mm,the compression adjust is not a knob but a screw where you have to turn,the rebound adjust doesn't always keeps his level when you adjust it ,the first time i had it on my bike it was leaking air(have to send it back to the factory,after 2 weeks of no biking i got it back)

I expectet more for the many i paid,they say pace made only 1000 pieces,so i don't know of this is a exclusif ore a bad fork ,for my oppenion this product is good but could be better.
in comparision to my old X-vert T this is much better ,small and big hits doesn't metter,drop offs between 2-3 meters no problem,climing up the hill goes easyer then my old X-vert T,but the adjustment knops neded more attention by develping this fork,the disckbrake adapters could be better.
Bottem line: if you want the best ,this is not.but it is one of the best in his range of T forks.so i hope pace will come in the near future with a same kinde of a fork but then what more attention for the fine tune and small details.

Similar Products Used:

X-vert T ( have to say,the pace is much better)

[Aug 31, 2000]
Kai Wiechmann

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

nice looks, plush when you ride,.....apparently well manufactured.....nice looks............aah, lightweight...being fully pumped up, they performed well for half minute or two, still I have to say they never really broke in.....

Weakness:

Pace (and their dealers) haven't done their homework. When I bought these things I was not allowed to install them myself, because "Pace is very specific about the torque and ...", fair enough, but starting to ride them, the whole front was moving and the shop sent me back 2 times, saying: The headset was loose. Having a close look at the other Pace forks in stock, there was simply a part missing. Also the screws were worn out without me touching it...torrque, right? Shortcut: The shocks were leaking air and bringing them back to the shop for....4 times (and picking them up) became a bit of a routine. Nobody could find a fault except me. O.K. finally they were sent back to Pace and returned...no fault. Pumping up the air chamber after each ride (I am talking 50 seconds, DS trail, not one or two days in the woods) started pissing me off again. O.K., back to the Shop and finally someone (the Pace-fiend?) found something to replace...I haven't been using them since.

too much technique to handle, even for a dealer and Pace themselves. Air-leaking, no way you can set the sag properly: Sag o.k., -way too soft. Less soft, no sag. I am dying to get simple marzocchis.

Similar Products Used:

Single Crown-experience: White Brothers SC 90, Marzocchi Z 1.

[Aug 03, 2000]
Iain
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

light and stiff, good turning radius for triple clamps and easy to adjust

Weakness:

The noise!!!

these could be very good but unfortunately they have a few minor problems. I never got a manual with my forks so I accidentally snapped one of the tiny bolts that you get witht them, resulting in much time waiting for a new one.

Secondally, the air cahmber is not very good becasue at low pressures they make an awful noise which also feels like a damping spike at the top of the stroke, even with the damping turned fully off. They can also top out a bit too.

However, they are smooth and plush once you get past this, and they are very stiff.

If you live in the UK they are very easy to get spares for but I don't know about anywhere else.

People who would buy this:
1. lightweight downhillers (9 stone or less)
2. Dirt jumpers who don't care about being able to X-up properly
3. heavy XC riders who want something that is pretty solid and really plush

Lastly - if you tend to crash a lot then make sure you get some frame protectors such as lizard skins other wise you will knacker your frame. only four chilis unless you can get them to work properly in which case they are the best forks ever!!!!!!!

Similar Products Used:

xvert '98, z1, milleniums, rst's

[Jan 21, 2000]
john thompson
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light weight, function, individuality

Weakness:

Replacement parts, accessories are very expensive.

I had a few problems to start with (losing air and losing damping oil) but that was traced to an overmachined stanchion, and we'll let it pass because the fork was a pre-production model.

It's been with me over a year now, on two different bikes. It still works just like it did after they fixed it, and it's flawless. The air spring makes you think of SIDs or other horrible bendy bouncy forks, but it's not like them at all. My friends have all got X-Verts and Boxxers, and the feel if you push down on each of them in the garage is very different. I guess it's a question of personal set up, because at the end of the day we're all as quick as one another on the track (so much for the extra 30mm travel on the Boxxer).
The best thing about the air bit is way it tops out, which is sort of not-at-all. The biggest messed up jump is eaten for breakfast, and rocky downhills don't faze it either.
120mm of laterally rigid travel for 1850g...there are bigger forks out there, but don't you ever ride up?

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Givin X-Link, X-Vert R

[Nov 27, 1999]
James
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

General Quality,great adjusability,Looks,Low weight(for a dual crown)

Weakness:

The air spring makes an odd noise when at low pressure (about 5PSI)
Its not the easiest thing to take apart but then again you won't need to.

After 6 months and zero problems aside from the air spring thing I don't have a bad thing to say about these forks. I ride in all conditions and my old forks used to require servicing every few weeks and all I have done with these is just squirt some more grease in every ride. Mud does nothing to these forks (unlike american forks).
Light stiff and reliable, what more could you want?

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Girvin Vector 2
98 X-Vert R

[May 11, 2001]
rob
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

the fork is ultra light and performance over all terain is very good it also taks big hits like mike tyson

Weakness:

i have had problems with leaking air but i blew the air seal by doing a bunny hop

this fork is exelent for the money pace have never faild to help me . If any one is reading this who has one of these forks the reason it leaks air is that in most cases the seals will be biginig to ware i rang pace and they helped me out fine . If you are considering a dual fork dont go down the heavy road and remember you are unlikly to find a better looking fork for any price

Similar Products Used:

rock shox psylo

[Jan 25, 2000]
Stefan Eichenberger
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

the spring performance of this fork is simply marvellous, it is very sensitive on small bumps, yet does not bottom out

of course it is light (for a change, pace's claims are exaxt, as opposed to the '99 single crown forks, which they weighed WITHOUT steerer..)

Actually, i wanted to buy one in the first place (a '99 model with chrome stanchions and alu /carbon brace), but i thought that i could skimp on weight and price by buying a '99 rond quake comp pro (single crown) with a claimed 4 in of travel at 1800 g. BIG mistake!(those garish stickers and candy blue color should have put me off in the first place..) because it is way too stiffly sprung, and i could not change the springs by myself (and no bike dealer seems to be able to deal with it as well) i just left it alone and bought a pace RC 37 later on anyway!

what a revelation the pace was in contrast to the rond on my intense uzzi sl going dh fast!
you just scoot across rocky (we're taking child's head sized rocks here..) at warp speeds, the only thing that slows you down is the pinch flat at the back..

Interestingly, without the canti bosses, the pace is lighter than the rond now..

the seals are good too, you can go snow riding without a problem (altough it slows down a bit, but i guess this is due to the almost frozen oil)

great turning radius for a dual crown

cool looks

exclusivity

erm, lots of space to put your stickers on..

Weakness:

somehow, there is a fly in the ointment..

it's not that is does not steer very precisely (my cynic bike shop owning mate says it is as flimsy as a RS mag 21, but then he's only jealous)

perhaps it's just me, but i cannot explain some things as:

is the air chamber leaking or is it just my pump pressure reading which is crap?
it is very soft, so i thought i could pump it up a bit to around 25 PSI (1,5 bar), but it remained as soft as ever

perhaps connected to this overall softness of the spring, i think rebound is a bit slow (and it even does not return fully when you lift the bike, it is still compressed some 3 mm (1/8 in)..

but why bother if it does not bottom out? being freeriders, who needs air after all?! it's just not cool..

futhermore, max claimed travel is 120mm (4.7 in), but the distance between the slider seals and the lower bridge is only 115mm (4.5 in)

so, if it were sprung for the full 120mm, you could damage the seals on a really big hit,

but once again, why bother, i managed never more than 110 mm, which is enough given this incredible softness..

This could be the best fork in the world, with single-crown weight and effective turing radius and dual crown coolness and, erm available sticker area..

there are some doubts, but who needs stiffnes?
wade simmons is eating north shore trails for breakfast with an ultra-flimsy 130mm (5in) single-crown marzocchi..
acid test for practitioners: did you see his huge jumps at bike 99 in birmingham?

not everything is working as it should (air spring, max travel), but if the result is this good, why bother?

P. S. my rond is now stuck donw the steerer tube (or should that be up?) of a '94 rocky mountain equipe steel frame acting as a jump bike, where its stiffness and ultra hard travel are best used..

Similar Products Used:

Rond Quake Pro 105
Votec GS4 OS

[May 05, 2002]
Ged
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Lightweight, easily adjustable while riding, cool looks, performance, support from Pace.

Weakness:

Difficulty in setting up right.

Had the air pressure problem, but solved it with a tip from PAce dealer with a very clued up mechanic.
Pump up fork to about 90 PSI and leave for 30 mins then relieve pressure back to normal. This has the effect of seating everything properly and worked immediately on my forks. I have no probs with the Hope dics, and clearence, but I have the 5 hole Bulb hubs which need the spider for fitting the rotor and this setup gives much more clearence than the later 6 hole hub which the rotor bolts directly onto.
Tried a friends Monster T,s while forks were at Pace having a full service (came back looking like new) couldn't get the rebound set up to ride like Pace and this actually ended up with me breaking arm in 2 places riding a very hard/fast trail that needs quick rebound to keep traction (Monster T "Buttery smooth/soft" action sucked up the turn and kicked me off)
I paid a bit ott for the forks but love em to bits, maybe I just got a good pair, or read the manual more than 20 times to understand the settings.

Similar Products Used:

Monster T

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