GT Peace 9r Multi 29er Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

  • Seat Clamp: GT cold forged, GT QR lever
  • Seat Post: Easton EA30, 3-D cold forged 6061
  • Stem: Easton EA-30, cold forged
  • Brake Levers: Tektro, ML-730 alloy
  • Spokes: Stainless 15 guage

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 09, 2021]
GT29er


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

💥💥💥‼️‼️‼️ I NEED ANOTHER IN TAN/SAND ASAP LMK HOW [email protected] NEAL

Weakness:

Zero weaknesses to speak of

Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2008
[Feb 28, 2013]
Oreny

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

One bike do it all: from road trips to technical all mountain.
Superb value

Weakness:

Model discontinued :(((
Minor issues with seat post clamp (replaced), wheel hubs (I don't like Deore hubs) etc.

Although I own a 5k$+ 26er 5.5" full suspention, since I got the GT I hardly use them.
For the first 6 months or so I used the rigid fork it was OK but I decided to 'upgrade' it due to my limitations as a rider.
They are great for nearly every job. Very reliable, quiet, very relaxing. They don't frighten you easily even in edgy situations.
The flexy chromoly frame contributes to pleasant ride without being sissy.
Above all, they have this un tangible 'thing' called a character. Fun.
Why the hell GT decided to discontinue this model? Is that because you'll buy and use it for 10 years, not wanting to replace every time?

[Aug 19, 2011]
jnroyal
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Handles great and looks good, incredible components for the price

Weakness:

Nothing major, maybe the 80mm front geometry?

The bike deserves 6 chilis for value, if you're looking for a steel hardtail you can't beat it. It's a little heavy on the shop scale but not noticeably so once you're riding it. Handling is great though it's a little tough to lift the front wheel (like most 9ers). My only gripe is pretty minor - I want to put a squishy fork on it and it's really hard to find cheap 80mm travel forks these days. I love the bike and would buy it again in a heartbeat.

Similar Products Used:

Trek Sawyer, a bunch of old 26" hardtails

[Jun 20, 2011]
discombobulated_conundrum
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

"light weight", cheap, sturdy Steel frame
Mostly decent stock components.

Weakness:

Non-replaceable derailleur hanger
Stock Headset
"Non-standard" seatpost size (27.0)

A very versatile bike in general. It is very forgiving on rooty and rocky terrain despite being a fully rigfor me.

It came with tektro disc brakes which were ok until it got wet, then it becomes a squealing banshee.

My biggest gripe is the non-replaceable hanger. I bent it and now I could not get it perfectly aligned hence a slightly scraping RD.

Similar Products Used:

This is my 1st 29r.

[Feb 16, 2011]
timcking
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great price for solid, reliable 29er with mechanical disc brakes. All the entry-level components on mine work very well.
eDiscount Bikes replaced OEM fork with Black Ops carbon unit at no cost due to shipping damage!

Weakness:

At this price ... what?

Wanted to try a 29er and it made sense to replace my old non-suspension mtn bike. Wow, am I surprised. I've tasted the 29er kool-aid and I won't be going back. All of the advantages of the larger wheels/tires are immediately apparent on this bike.

I'm 5'11" and 180 lbs and the large frame fits me perfectly. I really, really like this bike.

While it came with budget components, they all work well for me. The WTB seat really surprised me, I usually have a hard time finding one that fits.

I did have to tighten the spokes and tune both wheels, but no big deal. The Tektro brakes work great as well, just don't contaminate them.

For the price, this bike provides disproportionate mtn biking fun. I think this bike is going to be a lot more expensive than I thought, since I'm now going to have to replace my full-suspension bike with a 29er.

Similar Products Used:

2009 GT Peace replaced my first mtn bike, a 1984 Univega Alpina Uno used for winter and cruising. Main mtn bike has been a 2009 Cannondale Rush.

[Oct 04, 2010]
chris
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Frame, wheels, tires, crankset, shifters, disc brakes.

Weakness:

Rear derialleur ghost shifts under load. Brake levers touchy.

Nice bike for the money. The steel frame rides and handles nice with Reba fork and 29er wheels.

Similar Products Used:

Raleigh XXIX SS. Gt full-suspension, Trek 7000, Schwinn s9.5, Schwinn Paramount, Gt Avalanche.

[Sep 12, 2010]
jeffgothro
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Reynolds 520, Geometry, Paint.

Weakness:

Most of the parts are mediocre, breaks rub, poor wheel build (at least one spoke nipple front and rear became loose), cranks make a creaking sound. Less than 90 days riding.

This bike should come as a frame kit, it rides great, fits great, well made...this bike deserves really bada$$ parts hung on it, the parts it comes with suck, I expected allot better build for the money. You want a great bike, I highly recommend this one, upgrade it though, and it will be gold!

Similar Products Used:

G.T. Psyclone, (pre-Trek) Bontrager Race OR, Diamond Back Apex, Giant Cadex, Cannondale, Blk Mrkt Three57...and many more I can't even remember

[Aug 24, 2010]
mark gorley
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

excellent geometry

Weakness:

none for the price paid

I have been out of mtb riding since 2004. This august 2010 i decided to get back into it.

I was wondering if I would be disspointed in the peace after owning a $1400.00 rocky mountain blizzard.

I am not, the peace fits me better.

I can upgrade a few things later if I want for the difference in price.

I got the 2009 model for cheap from performance, gt is dropping the steel in 2011 for aluminum again.

For the money in the sub $600.00 range you can not beat it.

I have trouble with fit, the peace has a long and sloped top tube which helps my long reach but poor standover issues. It is obvious GT has its roots in BMX, it works well at the skate park too.

Similar Products Used:

rocky mountain blizzard, jamis dakota

[Aug 08, 2009]
9r man
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Price. Durable components. Bike has really taken a beating and comes back for more.

Weakness:

None that i have found so far. Everyone complains about seatpost slippage but mine stays where i put it. I weigh 180 lbs. and had no trouble with slippage.

This bike rocks!! I love flipping the finger at all my friends on their full suspension 26" mountain bikes they spent thousands of dollars on. They are starting to not like riding with me because they can't keep up with me anymore!! This bike climbs like a mountain goat and will descend faster than I probably should be going. I run about 20lbs of pressure in the front tire and that takes a lot off the rigid setup. Once you get used to riding a bike like this, you will ask yourself why you spent so much money on other bikes. Yes, the bike is heavy (30 lbs.) but I just smile when my friens brag aboud how much their bikes weigh. They know I spent a fraction of the cost on a bike that they can't keep up with. I'm into the whole 29er thing now and I am not looking back. I rode my Trek 4300 the other day (a 26" bike) and I felt like I was riding a kids bike...
Bottom Line -- This bike is AWESOME for the measley 560 bucks I spent on it. This is the most fun I've ever had mountain biking.

Similar Products Used:

Trek 4300

[Aug 07, 2009]
socal_jack
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Bombproof steel frame and fork, wheels seem strong also, and so far all of the mechanical stuff is holding up. No breakdowns at all.

Weakness:

As stated elsewhere, seat post clamp needed to be replaced, a POS that just kept slipping due to composite bushing under level arm. WTB tires didn't really work well in deep gravel situations and cornering for my normal riding areas, but no tire does it all.

This bike will last a long time, fork alone is like 3# overall +30# for the whole bike; weight queens need not apply. Geometry on the GT was the inital draw as I like longish top tubes, have not had any toe overlap issues, which I've read is an issue on certain makes and something to look out for. Frame made for 80mm fork but I'll probably leave it rigid, it's fun as it is plus keeps it simple and low maintenance. Wheels are still running true had my doubts about strength, but so far it's all good.

Tektro brakes took awhile to get adjusted right, still don't feel like the BB7s on my other bikes, but useable initially very grabby, prone to skidding. WTB tires swapped out for 2.2 Nevegals much better for deep gravel traction out here and I think better cornering tire overall. Currently running as 2X9 22/32/bash, top gearing ridiculous for offroad especially with 29.

This bike has brought back some of the original fun of mountain biking, this was my entry into 29ers and believe it; 29ers definitely roll easier, in fact I will pickup and maintain speed that my 26er FS could only dream of, they really rail on singletrack. It can actually get away from you a bit the first few rides hitting corners too fast over familiar trails. Bike feels lighter riding than the +30# would indicate but it's also ~20# light than my FS IH7p3. You can standup and pedal up insanely steep stuff on this bike also.

This is probably the best overall value on any mtb or any other bike I've owned, but definitely the best value out of the 7 or 8 previous mtb bikes. If your looking to get into the 29ers and can hookup the deal like these 2008 models I don't think you can do any better.

Similar Products Used:

Other past rigids, Bridestone MB-2, Nishikis, & GTs back in the 80s/90s but all 26ers

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