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I have been hunting around for a Gt peace 9r frame for awhile now to replace the frame of my Origin 8 scout 29ss. I came across a sweet deal from a fellow mtbr member for a 09 peace multi that I couldn't resist. Since I am not using this frame as a replacement, I decided to build it up for commuting and as an all around fun bike. (my scout is set up tubeless and I didn't want the hassle of switching wheels and constantly adjusting the brakes). Since this is a secondary bike, I don't want to pour to much cash into it, but I can't resist decent parts. I plan on actually running this as a SS. I believe 32t x 16t will work as a magic gear ratio. We shall see....

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Bontrager Duster TLR 29 ss wheelset
Kenda SB8 DTC 29x2.1
Hayes MX2 disc calipers
Avid FR5 levers
Ritchey WCS carbon rizer bar
RF good n evil grips
Origin 8 comp 27.2 white post
Clarks (alligator) 160mm rotors
Origin 8 75mm stem

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Not bad for a medium frame at 5lbs 9ozs.

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Heavier than expected. This is almost twice the weight of my Niner steel fork on my scout

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Waiting on a headset, seat, rear rotor and crankset...still deciding on what to use for a crankset and headset.
 

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Finally got everything together although I am still waiting for a couple parts to come in. So far I am very impressed. Looking forward to some trail rides once the weather gets its act together.

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Thanks! I would recommend the small size for your height. I had to run a 60mm stem on my medium to get the reach comfy (20mm setback seatpost too). I was actually thinking about finding a small frame for myself but I am glad I found a medium. I am sure you will love a peace bike and you can not beat the deals on them currently. Hope this helps.
 

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Can anyone recommend what size Peace 9er would be best for 5'9" with about 31" inseam? I ride a size 18 M Zaskar X size 26, and it's great, but it's just on the verge of being a bit too big. I would guess I would optimally be at a size 17 in a 26. I'd like to ride one to test it out, but there are none left at any of my local bike shops. Thanks.
 
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