PALACE 3 AND WEALD FRAMES ARE HERE!

PALACE 3
FRAMESET

 

OUR DISC-BRAKED,

SPEED-FOCUSED,

PIN-SHARP

PERFORMER

£845.00 (inc VAT)

6 sizes | 2 stock colours

The Palace 3 is Our Go-To Speed machine. Perfect for racing crits, descending your favourite local back road, chasing KOMs or out sprinting your friends for the town sign.

Designed to ensure you’re getting nothing but focussed, fast, fun.

ORDER YOUR PALACE 3 FRAMESET

PALACE 3
PALACE 3

PALACE 3

Regular price £ 704.17 GBP Sale

£845.00 inc VAT
Select size to check availability

BOWMAN PALACE 3

This third-generation frameset in the Bowman Palace lineage takes the award-winning geometry and pairs it with an all-new 6069-T6 aluminium tube set and slimmed down full carbon fork. Combined with the flat mount disc brakes, 12mm thru axles and updated cable routing, we’ve increased comfort without sacrificing the punch. The Palace 3 ups the game for a modern, disc –braked, high-performance, aluminium road bike.

Fast Fun: every road | every time

TECH AND FEATURES

RETURN OF THE THREAD

BSA THREADED BOTTOM BRACKETS

We use threaded bottom brackets on our frames due to their simple installation and reliability. All major crank and component manufacturers have a crank to fit straight out of the box and without the need for adapters. An English threaded bottom bracket is the perfect, solid and reliable option.

1 1/8"-1 3/8" TAPERED HEADTUBE

  • Our new CNC’d headtube slims down from previous generation frames. Reducing weight whilst maintaining front end stiffness, this helps maintain the classic pin-sharp Palace handling. An integrated headset provides simple tool-free installation and easy serviceability.

EZ-PORT CABLE ROUTING

  • Super clean cable routing without the hassle. The Palace 3’s large, removable cable ports allow for a sleek finish, maintain ease of installation and yet still allow important cable lubing maintenance. It's also fully ETAP, Di2 and EPS ready – dedicated, switchable electronic shifting ports and removable guides make for super clean and simple electronic builds.

Flat mount brakes

Disc brakes allow you to brake later, with more control, whatever the weather. Simply put, they allow you to ride faster. The Palace 3 uses flat mounts for brake calipers, offering straightforward setup, compatibility with all major manufacturers and room for 140mm or 160mm rotors.

FLARE SQUARE 2.0 SEAT-TUBE

Balancing stiffness with comfort is one of the most important aspects of bike design. Our FS 2.0 seat tube reduces deflection when really hauling, while the tubing’s form allows us to use a smaller 27.2mm seat post to improve comfort.

Tyre clearance for up to 30mm

Take on rougher roads without losing the fast feel of your performance bike. With clearance for up to 30mm tyres, you can run lower pressures for better cornering grip, less rider fatigue - all with no rolling resistance penalty.

Bolt-thru axles

  • The handling is a defining feature of the Palace family heritage, award-winning in its first two generations. Bolt-thru axles serve to keep the class-leading, precise handling in the turns. 12mm axles keep things in line when you put the hammer down, ensure your disc rotors run true when pushing hard and require no specialist tools for removal.

Comfort and SPEED

Maintaining comfort on longer rides plays a pivotal role in the ‘More Than A Race Bike’ description of the Palace family and our choice of a 27.2 - rather than an oversize or aero - post - is the embodiment of this. Paired with a huge range of options to build a frameset, a skinny post is a perfect match for the Palace family ethos.

JOIN THE ALUMINATI

WHY ALUMINIUM?

At Bowman, we focus on creating the best performing, most attainable bikes we can. For us, that means singing the praises of a material we believe in wholeheartedly: 6069 - aluminium.

Focusing on the important parts of what makes a great bike - handling, reliability, performance and day to day usability - we open up the world of the superbike without requiring a second mortgage.

By maximising the strengths of the material, shaping tubes, varying wall thicknesses and double heat-treating the frames during manufacturing we squeeze every last ounce of performance at a price that belies the performance and means superb handling bikes are available to every level of cyclist.

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What's in the box?

Included with the frame and fork you also get:

Headset and expander, top cap with bolt, derailleur hanger, electronic cable routing adapters, seat clamp, bolt thru axles and frame protectors.

TECH DETAILS

Seatpost

Front mech type

Bottom bracket

Stem dimension

Front axle spacing

Rear axle spacing

Brake mount

Cable routing

Seat clamp size

Max. tyre clearance

Derailleur clamp size

27.2mm

Band on clamp

Threaded: 68mm

1:1/8” steerer tube

100mm x 12mm

142mm x 12mm

Flat Mount disc

Internal

30.9mm (included)

Upto 30mm

31.8mm

WHAT SIZE FRAME SHOULD I RIDE?

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.

GEOMETRY TABLE

SUPPORT

BUYING

DEALERS

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

 

DEMO / TEST RIDE

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.

TAX / VAT

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.

SHIPPING COSTS

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.

AFTERCARE

WARRANTY

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

 

RETURNS

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.  

REFUNDS

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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