PALACE:R - Mk.1 56cm Green

PALACE:R - Mk.1 56cm Green

Regular price £620.83 £495.83 Sale

£595.00 inc VAT
One size only. UK and Europe only.

This Mk.1 Palace:R frameset is the same as the current Palace:R in every way except for tyre clearance, this frame offers clearance for upto 25mm tyres. Snap up a bargain.

Inspired by a race circuit with the most-fun corners, the Palace:R is designed to be hungry for the turns. A superlight-aluminium, speed-focused ride with expectation smashing – pin-sharp – performance.

So much #MoreThanARaceBike


Learning from what made the first Palace great, we’ve kept the award winning geometry, refined small details, totally revised the whole tube-set and the Palace is reborn – we give you: The Palace:R.

A bike as at home on the hairpins of the Col De Soller as it is on dead man’s turn at the race circuit from which its name derives.

The Palace R is everything you could need from a speed-focused, road machine.


All Bowman frames use a threaded bottom bracket. Super easy to fit at home with a single tool, they are a very reliable system. All major crank and component manufacturers have a crank that will fit straight out of the box and without the need for adapters.

The English threaded bottom bracket is the perfect, solid and reliable option

Bowman Cycles PalaceR Bottom Bracket
Bowman Cycles PalaceR Front


The Palace:R has been designed to run sectioned, external cable routing for both the brakes and the gears when built with mechanical shifting groupsets. Our focus was ease of set up, use and maintenance for the home mechanic.
External cabling allows more direct cable runs, reducing opportunity for friction in the braking and gear systems - maximising performance.
By reducing the number of holes in the frames tubes, you can also minimise wall thickness to help reduce frame weight.


Keeping everything in line in a bike frame with a powerful rider smashing away at the cranks, whilst maintaining a semblance of comfort is quite a tricky conundrum to overcome – the Flair Square seat tube is our solution.
Designed to reduce sideways deflection when really hauling, the tubing’s form allows us to use a smaller, 27.2 seatpost whilst maintaining the power transfer sensations associated with large diameter seat-tubes. It’s also quite a bit lighter than a thicker walled round tube.

Bowman Cycles PalaceR Seatube
Bowman Cycles PalaceR Dropout ETAP


Our mechanical cable routing sits outside the frame for a good reason – ease of maintenance. Electronic groupsets don’t require the same sort of work, requiring an internal routing solution to facilitate the cleanest visual build. To that end, we developed our removable cable stop solution.
To build any Palace:R frame with eTap, Di2 or other electronic groupsets, you swap out the fitted external cable stops for 3 of our custom made SLS cable port covers leaving no unsightly mounts visible.


Bowman aluminium frames come supplied with a stainless steel cartridge bearing headset. High spec, CNC Machined surfaces finished to high spec during final manufacturing processes, ensuring they are parallel, and perpendicular to the frames centreline.

With an integrated headsets simplicity of assembly, a major headache is removed for any home build thanks to the lack of specialist tools required – giving great performance from the box.

Bowman Cycles PalaceR Headtube



Front mech type

Bottom bracket

Stem dimension

Front axle spacing

Rear axle spacing

Brake mount

Cable routing

Seat clamp size

Max. tyre clearance


Braze on

BSA Thread – 68mm shell width

1:1/8” steerer tube

100mm x 9mmQR

130mm x 9mm QR

Standard Caliper


30.9mm (included with frame)

Upto 25mm


Getting a bike that’s fits is a vital, yet often underrated part of the whole cycling experience. Riding the correct size bike can, not only, make the difference between winning and losing but a poorly sized frame can ruin the ride itself with back and joint pain.

We would always recommend getting good fitting advice from someone who’s opinion you trust, possibly a professional fitter who will be able to interpret our geometry data to determine what size is best for you. We're always happy to help with sizing advice and comparing geometries.

Each person has a preferred riding style and bike set-up so nothing is set in stone when it comes to sizing. The chart below shows a guide for which size of Bowman frame we recommend based purely on height and inseam.





We currently only sell our frames direct via our website – this way you can ensure you get the best price.



We have a range of demo bikes which are available to test if you are local to us - or would like to visit – at our headquarters in Brockley, South East London. We can promise great coffee (and tea is available if that’s your thing). We also occasionally meet customers in Central London if you are unable to get to us.


For International orders outside of the E.U, tax is automatically removed from your sale at the checkout based on your billing and delivery address location, you will however be liable for import tax/duty based on your own country's laws when the item reaches your country, this is usually based on a percentage of the items total value. These charges are not included in the amount you pay to us for shipping and you are responsible for taxes and any import fees. Your order will be held by your local customs office or the courier until this is paid so it may delay your order.


We ship worldwide on all products, shipping costs are:

Free - UK

£25 - Near Europe

£35 - Rest of Europe

£75 - America, Africa, Arabia

£85- Asia, Oceania, Rest of World

Customers in Malaysia and Singapore should contact our Malaysian distributor The Cyclist Wardrobe. We can't ship to these countries.



We offer a five-year warranty against material or workmanship failure for the original owner. Your statutory rights are not affected by these terms.



If you have a problem with your frame set and the issue cannot be resolved via email (email is always the fastest way of getting in touch with us, so please do try this first) and your frame needs to be returned to us, you are responsible for the shipping cost. Once we have checked the frame over and determined the cause of the problem we will inform you how it can be resolved.

If the problem is deemed to be a material or workmanship issue we will then offer either repair, wherever possible, a replacement or a full refund. We will also refund the cost you as the customer paid to have the frame returned to us. Any warranty replacement will be shipped free of charge, even for international customers.  


If you paid via PayPal and we action a refund, please allow one working day for the funds to credit your account.

If you paid for your frame using a credit card and have been informed by us that we have actioned your refund, the refund can take 3-8 working days. We have no control over this timeframe. Once we release the funds the length of time the funds take to credit your account is determined by the relationship between your bank/card company and the secure 3rd party payment gateway we use (Stripe Payments). Times may vary, so please check with your bank/credit card company first. You should be able to see that a payment in due to your account, even if it has not shown on your statement

If the problem is deemed to be a material or workmanship issue we will then offer either repair, wherever possible, a replacement or a full refund. We will also refund the cost you as the customer paid to have the frame returned to us. Any warranty replacement will be shipped free of charge, even for international customers.  


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