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    GT Peace 9r Frame weight (L) and frame material?

    Does anyone know what GT made the 2008 Peace 9r frame out of?

    Also can someone shead some light on weight of the Large frame?

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    The frame is steel. A mix of 4130 and hi-ten, I believe. My size large built up at 27 pounds as a full bike, stock. No idea on frame weight by itself.

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    2008 - frame, full 4130 double butted cro-mo, about 5lbs
    2009 - frame, Reynolds 520 main tubes, same weight

    Hope that helps. I've got an '08, 24lbs complete.

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    Have an 2008 26lbs complete

    As SS-Dad said it's pretty much same weight between the two years also. They changed to Reynolds but the Reynolds they changed to is pretty much 4130 with a fancy name.

    That said, it's a great frame and rides a treat.

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    I thought the GT Peace 9r frame was a heavy frame. Heavier than the 5lbs quoted there SS-Dad. Maybe I'm wrong.

    How would you think the Peace 9r frame would weigh up against a Salsa El Mariachi?

    I sort of figured that with the 09 model some frame material with a Reynolds badge. Quite low spec steel I would imagine.

    What is the best way of taking the lard off my stock 9r? Wheelset? Cranks?

    The cranks seem heavy. And the wheels seem crazy heavy.

    I was thinkig the frame was really heavy also. Am I wrong here?
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    I've seen a range in frame weight between just over 5lbs to just under 6lbs. Huge variance, to me. Keep in mind though this is not a high-end piece of work. But it is an awesome riding frame.

    Yes the stock wheels are porkers. SpeedDisc rims aren't light, they are fairly string. The stock hubs are okay with the rear being a boat anchor. Keep them as a backup or something. This is how they keep the price down. Have something built up or buy a set. I'm running some American Classics.

    The stock cranks are heavy, too. I had some XT's from another bike so I'm running those

    The bike is great. The ride is fantastic. Yes, out of the box, it is a tank. But that's not necessarily bad thing. It gives you time to save money for upgrades, because you know nothing will break.

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    so when is the 09 going to be available? or if it is available now can someone tell me where?

    i've seen a few places flogging off the 08s cheap, i presume that means the 09 is coming soon. i'm waiting for horizontal dropouts you see.

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    I know you can order it/get it in Australia so if its not out in the USA that would be odd. Most new bikes come out around September each year.

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    Bikes are "released" in September, but most aren't actually made and shipped until later. A lot of the GTs are ready right now, but a good portion of them won't be available until the end of March.

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    ah ok, i'm in the UK btw.

    I'll keep my eyes peeled.

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